Catalog Archive
Auction 161, Lot 276

"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: B+

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.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/8/2017