Auction 169, Lot 236

"City of Washington", Tanner, Henry Schenck

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1836 (dated)

Publication: Tanner's Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

14.6 x 11.8 inches
37.1 x 30 cm

This finely engraved plan of the Capital names all major streets and buildings; notably, the President's House, Capitol Square, the Navy Yard, Judiciary Square and the Patent Office & National Institute. The Mall is mostly blank as construction on the Washington Monument did not start until 1848. Also the Smithsonian Institute, which wasn't established until 1846, is not yet mentioned. Extensive table at lower left lists and keys to map numerous important buildings, e.g. the Capitol, State Department, Departments of War, Navy, and Treasury. Engraved vignette depicts "Plan of the Principal Floor of the Capitol."


Condition: A

Original color with minor toning.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/12/2018