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