"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.
Original color with occasional faint scattered foxing, minor soiling in the bottom border, and light toning confined to the sheet edges, away from map image.