Auction 117, Lot 236

"Map of the District of Columbia 1901… For the Preparation of a Plan for the Improvement of the Park System of the District of Columbia", U.S. Government

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1901 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

28 x 26.3 inches
71.1 x 66.8 cm

A large and nicely engraved map that shows current park areas, proposed street development plan, topography and schools. This ambitious map is absolutely filled with information including the Permanent System of Highways, Authorized New Railroad Locations, Areas controlled by the War Department, and much more. The map extends to just show a corner of Alexandria in the south, and north to include some or all of Kenilworth, Burrville, Woodridge and Takoma, west to American University Park, and east about 2 miles past the Anocostia River. The map is numbered "No. D-99" at lower left. North is oriented to the upper left. Prepared by J.G. Langdon and printed by the A. Hoen & Co. of Baltimore.


Condition: A+

Folding as issued with bright impression, fine coloring and full margins. One tiny spot near title, still fine.

Estimate: $120 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/6/2006