Auction 149, Lot 228

"[Lot of 2] Map of the District of Columbia Showing Areas Recommended to Be Taken as Necessary for New Parks and Park Connections ... No. D-288 [and] ...Showing Public Reservations and Possessions and Areas Recommended ... No. D-289", U.S. Government

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1901 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

26.6 x 26.6 inches
67.6 x 67.6 cm

These two maps show the same topographical detail but are used for different purposes. The first map (D-288) shows those areas (shaded in green) that are recommended to be purchased by the District. The map also shows proposed "elevated drives" along the Potomac River. The second map shows the areas to which the public has access. Areas highlighted in green are park areas, and the areas in yellow are public but were not intended to be parks (Arlington Cemetery, the Naval Observatory, Washington Barracks, etc). Published by A. Hoen in Baltimore.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with a narrow left side margin due to binding trim with one tiny binding tear closed on verso with archival tape. Light toning along the folds with a few short splits at fold intersections.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/21/2014