Auction 121, Lot 226

"[Lot of 3] No. I. Map of the City of Washington Location of Deaths for the Year Ending June 30, 1893. [and] No. II …Location of Fatal Cases of Zymiotic Diseases [and] No. III …Location of Fatal Cases of Lung Diseases", U.S. Government

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1895 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

27.3 x 28 inches
69.3 x 71.1 cm

These thematic maps of the city show the numbers of deaths within each city block from such illnesses as Lung Disease, Pneumonia, Typhoid Fever, Scarlet Fever and Malarial fever. The number of deaths between the races is shown in different colors as described on the first sheet: "Combined Numbers Show Total Deaths on Each Square. Deaths of White Persons are Indicated by Numbers in Red. Those of Colored Persons by numbers in Blue". Apart from the grim statistics, these maps present fine detail along the Mall and the beginning subdivisions in the open spaces to the north.


Condition: B+

Maps are generally good with only slight offsetting and several fold splits.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/26/2007