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Auction 132, Lot 232

"Georgetown and the City of Washington The Capital of the United States of America", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 11.5 inches
36.8 x 29.2 cm

Fine plan of the city surrounded with three large engraved vignettes of The Capitol, Washington Monument, and Smithsonian Institute. Names all major streets and buildings. The Washington Monument is shown in the full design envisioned by Robert Mills that includes the lower colonnade which was never built due to costs and arguments on its design.


Condition: A

Full margins and even ivory age toning to paper. A little light offsetting still very good.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/2/2010