Auction 129, Lot 260

"The "Standard Guide" Ready Reference Map of Washington…", Matthews-Northrup Co

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1907 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

23 x 18.3 inches
58.4 x 46.5 cm

This is a tourist map of the city with extensive references to Railway Stations, Prominent Institutions, Buildings, Hotels and more. The map was engraved by the "makers of The Century Atlas" who praise it as "the best and handsomest city map we have every made." In fact it is quite handsome with its various colors and the fine engraving this company is known for. With a blank verso, the pocket map folds into tri-fold paper covers. Advertisements on the cover include the Hotel Albert in New York, Green's Hotel in Philadelphia, and the St. James Hotel in Washington. Published by Foster & Reynolds with their office in D.C. located by overprinting.


Condition: A+

The map is fine with bright color. The covers are near fine with slight soiling to outside cover.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/23/2009