Auction 148, Lot 249

"[Lot of 2] Johnson's Georgetown and the City of Washington The Capital of the United States of America [and] Plan of the City of Washington. The Capitol of the United States of America",

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1861-62 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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A. Johnson's Georgetown and the City of Washington The Capital of the United States of America, by Johnson & Browning, circa 1862 (15.1 x 12.3"). This fine nineteenth century plan of the city also portrays three large vignettes of The Capitol, Washington Monument, and Smithsonian Institution. All major streets and buildings are named. The map is surrounded with a decorative, metalwork border typical of the earlier Johnson maps. Condition: Light toning with a few tiny edge tears.

B. Plan of the City of Washington. The Capitol of the United States of America, by S.A. Mitchell, dated 1861 (13.6 x 11.0"). Nice example of this map with major buildings and sites noted including the Presidents House, Washington Monument and the Smithsonian Institute. Engraved by W.H. Gamble. Surrounded by a floral and ribbon border, which appeared in Mitchell's atlases from 1863-66. Condition: Just a few tiny spots of foxing and minor soiling in the blank margins.

References: Phillips (DC) #PW198 & PW213.

Condition: B+

See descriptions above.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/19/2014

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