Auction 126, Lot 265

"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)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
21.5 x 16.5 inches
54.6 x 41.9 cm

This is a great plan 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 much more. The rail road system is shown with red, blue and green overprinting. On this example the colorist forgot to place rail colors in the legend. All surrounded by a bold border with decorative corner elements.

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Condition: A+

Beautiful example that for an unknown reason has two tape reinforcements on verso at fold intersections.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/3/2008

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