Auction 160, Lot 260

"City of Washington", Desilver, Charles

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1856 (dated)

Publication: New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

15.6 x 12.5 inches
39.6 x 31.8 cm

This scarce plan of the Capital names all major streets and buildings; notably, the President's House, Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian Institute. Extensive table at lower left names, and keys to map, 108 important buildings, e.g. the Capitol, State Department, Departments of War, Navy, and Treasury. An engraved vignette depicts a Plan of the Principal Floor of the Capitol.


Condition: A

Original color with very faint scattered foxing and some binding holes in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $170

Closed on 11/16/2016