Auction 169, Lot 237

"Washington. D.C.", Magnus & Co.

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1860 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.6 x 4.5 inches
19.3 x 11.4 cm

An attractive view of the Washington Monument looking northward, as originally conceived by Robert Mills. Mill's final design removed the colonnade structure at the base due to a lack of funds. Construction of the monument began in 1848, but was not completed until 1884 due to funding issues, the Civil War, and bureaucracy. Issued on a full sheet measuring 8.7 x 11.5".

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Condition: B+

A crisp impression on a thin, lightly toned sheet with a few minor nicks to the sheet edges.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/12/2018

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