Auction 122, Lot 270

"Map of the District of Columbia 1901… For the Preparation of a Plan for the Improvement of the Park System of the District of Columbia", U.S. Government

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1901 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

28 x 26.3 inches
71.1 x 66.8 cm

Large and nicely engraved map shows current park areas, proposed street development plan, topography and schools. This ambitious map is completely filled with information including the Permanent System of Highways, Authorized New Railroad Locations, and 20 different areas naming the controlling agency including the War Department, Navy, Interior Dept., Smithsonian, and much more. The map extends to show a corner of Alexandria in the south, and north to include some or all of Kenilworth, Burrville, Woodridge and Takoma, west to American University Park, and east about 2 miles past the Anocostia River. The map is numbered "No. D-99" at lower left. North is oriented to the upper left. Prepared by J.G. Langdon and printed by the A. Hoen & Co. of Baltimore.


Condition: A

Near fine example with bright color, crisp impression, full margins. One small spot in a blank area below map image.

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/5/2007