Auction 125, Lot 241

"[Lot of 2] Plan of the City of Washington, The Capitol of the United States of America [and] Georgetown and the City of Washington the Capital of the United States of America",

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1855-79 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

See Description

1) by Samuel Augustus Mitchell, 1879, Philadelphia (13.5 x 11"). This attractive mid-nineteenth century plan of the nation's capital distinguishes the political districts by number and color. Other details include the names of streets, monuments, important buildings, railroads, major roads, rivers and Mitchell's distinctive grapevine border. Plan of Baltimore on verso.

2) by Joseph Hutchins Colton, 1855, New York (15.7 x 12.7"). This fine plan of the city is surrounded with three large engraved vignettes of The Capitol, Washington Monument, and Smithsonian Institute. All major streets and buildings are named. Colton's distinctive scroll border completes the composition.



There is a small spot and a marginal tear repaired with archival tape on the Mitchell plan. The Colton plan is in fine condition.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/24/2008