Auction 107, Lot 173

"[Lot of 4 - Washington DC]",

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1891 (dated)

Publication: Commissioners of District of Columbia

Color: Printed Color

Size:
28 x 28 inches
71.1 x 71.1 cm

Four fascinating maps all printed on the same sub-map of Washington DC with colored overprinting to detail the individual map's theme. 1) Statistical Map No. 6 Showing the System of Water Supply & Distribution. 2) Map Showing Location of Offices and Lines of the Western Union Telegraph Company in the City of Washington. 3) Map of the City of Washington Showing Location of Underground Conduits, Street Pole Lines, Scattering Poles and Alley Poles, Underground Work Allowed by Permits of 1891 of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company. 4) Statistical Map No. 9 Showing the location of the stations of the Police and Fire Departments. These four matched maps provide a remarkable look into the capital's infrastructure in 1891.

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Condition: B

Issued folding, now all backed with archival tissue. Occasional fold toning, else very good.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/9/2004

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