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Auction 142, Lot 227

"City of Washington", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1850 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.6 x 12.5 inches
39.6 x 31.8 cm
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This finely engraved plan of the Capital names all major streets and buildings; notably, the President's House, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Navy Yard. The Mall is mostly blank, but the Washington Monument Reservation is present along the Potomac River. Extensive table at lower left lists and keys to map 107 important buildings. Decorative scroll-style border with an engraved vignette depicting the "Plan of the Principal Floor of the Capitol."


Condition: B

Original color with light toning and an edge tear that extends 3" into the map image at upper right that is closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/28/2012