Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 328

"City of Washington", Desilver, Charles

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1856 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.5 x 13 inches
39.4 x 33 cm

This finely engraved plan of the Capital names all major streets and buildings; notably, the President's House, Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian Institute. Extensive table at lower left names, and keys to map, 108 important buildings, e.g. the Capitol, State Department, Departments of War, Navy, and Treasury. Decorative scroll-style border. Engraved vignette depicts "Plan of the Principal Floor of the Capitol Building."


Condition: A

Near fine example with original color and margins. Binding paste at upper margin just affecting some of the border, else fine.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $230

Closed on 3/6/2007