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Auction 164, Lot 339

"Perspective Map of the City of Staunton, VA. County Seat of Augusta County. Virginia", American Publishing Company

Subject: Staunton, Virginia

Period: 1891 (dated)


Color: Black & White

32.5 x 20.6 inches
82.6 x 52.3 cm

This attractive bird's eye view was issued to promote the land holdings of the Staunton Development Company. Keyed to the map are over 50 locations listed at bottom including churches, schools, hotels and factories. Below the view are small vignettes of important locations including the Virginia Female Institute, Staunton Military Academy, and John Kroders Brass Goods and Curtain Pole Factories. Above the view is a fine rendering of the planned Hotel Altemont. The grand hotel was planned on the grounds of the Staunton Development Company, but it was never built. A small inset at right shows Staunton's railway connections. Two large ink stamps for the company surround the title and indicate a "great sale" occurring on June 2nd and 3rd, 1891.


Condition: B

Light toning at left with edges tears at left and right that extend 4" and 3.5" into the image respectively and have been closed on verso with archival tape. There are a few additional tears confined to the left blank margin that have also been archivally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/13/2017