Auction 161, Lot 278

"Washington - The Beautiful Capital of the Nation", Railroad Companies, (Various)

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1923 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
29.3 x 19.1 inches
74.4 x 48.5 cm

This is a fabulous bird's-eye ("Aero View") map that shows the city in amazing detail. Every building is individually drawn, and all roads are shown and named. The view is from the Capitol and the Library of Congress looking north into rural areas of Maryland. Many important buildings and monuments are named directly on the map, which is supplemented with over 70 buildings and places of interest keyed below the map. Above the map is a second title: "Baltimore and Ohio, America's First Railroad, Washington's First Railroad." Verso is mostly blank save for a 15 x 8.3" map detailing the routes of the Baltimore & Ohio RR in the eastern U.S. and west as far as St. Louis. The map was originally issued in a promotional booklet for the city that is not included here.

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Condition: A

An attractive example with only a few tiny splits at fold intersections that have been repaired on verso with archival tape. Issued folding.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/8/2017

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