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Auction 158, Lot 131

"Plan von Washington", Meyer, Joseph

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1845 (dated)

Publication: Meyer's Handatlas

Color: Black & White

14.5 x 12 inches
36.8 x 30.5 cm
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This well engraved and detailed plan is based upon the work of Tanner. While later examples (all dated 1845) list up to 85 important places in the key, this early example contains just 76. At upper right is a large plan of the Capitol Building locating the Senate Chamber, Representatives Hall, the Central Rotunda, Library, West Loggia, and East Portico. The publisher's line beneath the neatline suggests the map was published in Hildburghausen, Amsterdam, Paris, and Philadelphia.

References: Phillips (DC) #PW147; Phillips (Maps) p. 1017.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a clean sheet.

Estimate: $250 - $325


Closed on 6/22/2016