Auction 136, Lot 281

"Grundriss von Washington de neuen Hauptstadt der vereinigten Staaten von Nord-America", Anon.

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1800 (circa)


Color: Black & White

8.4 x 6.6 inches
21.3 x 16.8 cm

This plan shows the city in good detail with the major streets named. The map is very similar to the Jedidiah Morse map of 1794 but has a few additions and, of course, the title is in German with fancy script lettering, difficult to accomplish on a copper plate. Locates the President's House, the Capitol, and Georgetown. Compass rose with fleur-de-lys. An uncommon issue.


Condition: B+

Two light spots and a small area of text offsetting in blank area above plan. Good impression and full margins. Professionally backed with archival tissue.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/1/2011