Auction 127, Lot 267

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

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1893 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

27 x 27.5 inches
68.6 x 69.9 cm

These thematic maps 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. Each uses the same base map.


Condition: A+

Folding as issued, fine condition.

Estimate: $140 - $200

Sold for: $70

Closed on 2/25/2009