Auction 173, Lot 130

"Johnson's Georgetown and the City of Washington the Capital of the United States of America", Johnson & Browning

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1860 (circa)

Publication: Johnson's New Family Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.4 x 12.4 inches
39.1 x 31.5 cm

Fine plan of the city surrounded with three large engraved vignettes of The Capitol, Washington Monument, and Smithsonian Institute. Names all major streets and buildings. The Washington Monument is shown in the full design envisioned by Robert Mills that includes the lower colonnade which was never built due to costs and arguments on its design. The map is surrounded with a decorative, metalwork border typical of the earlier Johnson maps.

References:

Condition: B+

A bright example with original color, a spot of foxing at top center, and a stain adjacent to the Washington Monument. Framed with archival materials. Not examined outside of frame - sold as is and not subject to return.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/5/2019

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