Auction 107, Lot 563

"Birdseye View of the City of Washington, with the Capitol in the Foreground",

Subject: United States - Washington DC

Period: 1861 (dated)

Publication: Illustrated London News

Color: Hand Color

20 x 14 inches
50.8 x 35.6 cm

Double-page wood engraving, showing the Capitol in its final stages of completion and just after a Confederate attack damaged the building. The scaffolding that will eventually be replaced by the capitol dome is depicted proudly flying the Stars and Stripes and the right wing is ablaze. Drawn and engraved by C.H. Andrews


Condition: A

Slight toning at center, but overall very good with fine coloring.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/9/2004