Auction 120, Lot 274

"Entwistle's Handy Map of Washington and Vicinity Showing Public Buildings, Churches, Hotels, Places of Amusement, and Lines of Street Rail Roads",

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1879 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

21.2 x 16.5 inches
53.8 x 41.9 cm

This is a great map of the capital with all streets, railroads, bridges, buildings and monuments located and named. It shows part of Uniontown (or Anacostia), the Arlington National Cemetery, Georgetown College, and more. All surrounded by a bold border with decorative corner elements. The subject of the map is the sewage system, which is shown in full detail via red overprinting. One is tempted to suggest this is possibly the most overworked sewage system on earth.


Condition: A

Very fine impression and color with full margins. Very light line of offsetting across lower portion in blank area, else fine.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $190

Closed on 7/18/2007