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Auction 152, Lot 200

"Morrison's Stranger's Guide for Washington City. Illustrated with Wood and Steel Engravings...",

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1870 (published)


Color: Black & White

4 x 5.9 inches
10.2 x 15 cm
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This tourist guide of Washington includes a folding map, 6 folding plates and several in-text illustrations. The map of the city (20.5 x 15.5") extends to include Uniontown and shows a few of the prominent buildings including the President's House, the Smithsonian and Washington Monument. Radiating concentric circles show quarter-mile distances from the Capitol. Folding plates include a view of the city and both houses of Congress. 74 pp. Hardbound in brown cloth with gilt title on front cover. Published by W.H. & O.H. Morrison.


Condition: B+

The map has some light toning along the folds, a short binding tear at left where the map is adhered to the book cover, and several short fold separations. Text and plates are very good with occasional light toning and soiling. Covers are slightly faded near the spine and the edges are bumped.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $230

Closed on 2/18/2015