Auction 119, Lot 288

"Map of the City and Suburbs of Baltimore Compiled from Actual Surveys", Simmons, Isaac

Subject: Maryland, Baltimore

Period: 1853 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

24.5 x 20 inches
62.2 x 50.8 cm

An exceedingly scarce edition of this folding map showing the layout of Baltimore in great detail. It is one of the earliest chromolithographic maps published in the United States. This map points out the locations of numerous buildings, forts, hospitals, roads, railways, rivers, creeks and even locates a plot of land belonging to Johns Hopkins. Map folds into brown cloth covers (3.5 x 5.8") with gilt title on front. Also included is a 10-page guide to the city that lists public buildings, churches, schools, banks, etc.


Condition: B

Nice impression with original color. There are some minor intersectional fold separations and light toning along folds. Booklet is separated from cover. Previous owner's name in pencil inside front cover. Covers are lightly faded and have a hint of shelf wear.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $550

Closed on 5/9/2007