Auction 153, Lot 252

"Grundriss von Washington der Neuen Hauptstadt der Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-America", Anon.

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1800 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
8.3 x 6.5 inches
21.1 x 16.5 cm

This plan shows the city in good detail with the major streets named. The map is very similar to the Jedidiah Morse map of 1794 but has a few additions and the title is in German with fancy script lettering, which is difficult to accomplish on a copper plate. The map locates the President's House, the Capitol, and Georgetown. Compass rose with fleur-de-lys. An uncommon issue.

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Condition: A

Issued folding with a short binding trim at lower left.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/20/2015

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