Auction 148, Lot 246

"Plan of the City of Washington", Weld, Isaac

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1798 (dated)

Publication: Travels through the States of North America

Color: Black & White

Size:
8.5 x 6.8 inches
21.6 x 17.3 cm

This is a reduced and simplified version of Ellicott's plan of 1792. Washington is bordered by the Potomack (Potomac) River and the Eastern Branch, now the Anacostia River. Georgetown, at the left and northwest of Rock Creek, is separately labeled. Reedy Branch and Tiber Creek are shown to the north outside of the street pattern. A few major buildings including the Capitol and the Presidents House are labeled; others are merely outlined. The proposed landscape design for the Mall is shown with some detail. Near the upper right is an eight-pointed compass indicator surmounted by a fleur de lis. Published by J. Stockdale.

References: Howes #W-235; cf. Phillips (DC) PW #37.

Condition: A

Light toning and soiling along sheet edges, else fine.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/19/2014

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