Auction 139, Lot 216

"Washington - The Beautiful Capital of the Nation", Railroad Companies, (Various)

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1923 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
29 x 19 inches
73.7 x 48.3 cm

This is a fabulous bird's-eye ("Aero View") map that shows the city in amazing detail. Every building is individually drawn, and all roads are shown and named. The view is from the Capitol and the Library of Congress looking north into rural areas of Maryland. Many important buildings and monuments are named directly on the map, which is supplemented with over 70 Buildings and Places of Interest keyed below the map. Above the map is a second title: "Baltimore and Ohio, America's First Railroad, Washington's First Railroad." Verso is mostly blank save for a 15" x 8.3" map detailing the routes of the Baltimore & Ohio RR in the eastern U.S. and west as far as St. Louis. The map was issued in a promotional booklet that is not included here.

References:

Condition: B+

There are a few short splits at fold intersections and two edge tears that have been repaired on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 2/15/2012

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