"[Lot of 2] [View of Washington D.C. and Surroundings with] Topographical Map of Virginia Between Washington and Manassas Junction [and] District of Columbia",
Subject: Washington, D.C.
Period: 1835-63 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
A. [View of Washington D.C. and Surroundings with] Topographical Map of Virginia Between Washington and Manassas Junction, by Charles Magnus, circa 1863 (7.4 x 9.1"). This uncommon letter sheet map was published by Charles Magnus. The top panel is a detailed bird's-eye view of the Capital Building with the city in the background. A preliminary plan of the Washington monument can be seen in the far background. This view shows the building completed with the statue of freedom on top which did not occur until 1863. The bottom panel is a detailed map of northern Virginia and Washington. It shows roads, railroads, towns and cities naming Fairfax, Mt. Vernon, Fort Washington, Hunter's Mill, Prospect Hill and Washington D.C. at upper left. At the left of the map is Battle of Bull Run with "Rebel" positions noted. Charles Magnus produced several maps and views during the Civil War and this small work has drawn on his prior work. Condition: There is some minor ink residue and a faint vertical crease. (B+)
B. District of Columbia, by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford, circa 1835 (7.6 x 9.8"). A basic map showing the diamond-shaped region with street layout for Washington City, Georgetown and Alexandria. The road system, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, and the Baltimore & Washington Railroad are well delineated. Keyed to the map are ten buildings including the Capitol, President's House, War Department, and more. Condition: A few minor spots, otherwise fine. (A)
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