"Colton's Georgetown and the City of Washington - The Capital of the United States of America", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Subject: Washington, D.C.
Period: 1855 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
15.8 x 12.9 inches
40.1 x 32.8 cm
This fine, nineteenth-century plan of the city also portrays three large vignettes of the Capitol, Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian Institution. All major streets and buildings are named. 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 Colton's decorative strapwork border.
There is an edge tear at top right that extends 1" into the image that has been closed on verso with archival tape.