Auction 159, Lot 248

"[Lot of 2] Johnson's Georgetown and the City of Washington - The Capital of the United States of America [and] Roose's Companion and Guide Map of Washington, and Vicinity",

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1865-86 (circa)

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A. Johnson's Georgetown and the City of Washington - The Capital of the United States of America, by A.J. Johnson, circa 1865, hand color (15.4 x 12.6"). This fine, nineteenth century plan of the city also portrays three large vignettes of The Capitol, Washington Monument, and the 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: Pleasant faint toning and minor offsetting.

B. Roose's Companion and Guide Map of Washington, and Vicinity [in] Roose's Companion and Guide to Washington and Vicinity, by Gibson Brothers, dated 1886, black & white (20.1 x 15.3"). This tourist guide contains a folding map of the city attached to the inside front cover. The map covers a slightly larger region than the map above along the northern boundary, and also shows the planned infill extension into the Potomac River west and south of the Washington Monument. Includes a diagram of the city at top left. Features 64 pp. of text with numerous illustrations. Referred to on the title page and front cover as the "Cheap Edition." Condition: The map, issued on thin paper, has several minor extraneous creases and a few tiny splits at fold intersections. Text is very good and covers show minor wear and soiling.

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Condition: B+

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Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/14/2016

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