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Auction 185, Lot 279

"Plan von Washington", Meyer, Joseph

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1845 (dated)

Publication: Meyers Handatlas

Color: Black & White

14.6 x 11.9 inches
37.1 x 30.2 cm
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This well engraved and detailed plan is based upon the work of Tanner. While later examples (all dated 1845) list up to 85 important places in the key, this early example contains just 76. At upper right is a large plan of the Capitol Building locating the Senate Chamber, Representatives Hall, the Central Rotunda, Library, West Loggia, and East Portico. The publisher's line beneath the neatline suggests the map was published in Hildburghausen, Amsterdam, Paris, and Philadelphia.

References: Phillips (DC) #PW147; Phillips (Maps) p. 1017.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with a few minor spots of foxing, light soiling mostly confined to the blank margins, and dampstaining in the lower left corner of the sheet, causing a hole and a few short tears that have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/17/2021