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Auction 190, Lot 754


"Tidewater Towns - City Planning in Colonial Virginia and Maryland", Reps, John W.

Subject: References, Virginia & Maryland

Period: 1972 (published)


Color: Black & White

12.3 x 9.3 inches
31.2 x 23.6 cm
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This fascinating study examines the origins of settlements in the Chesapeake Bay colonies, definitively demonstrating that these towns were planned with intention, not improvised. Reps, an expert in the history of urban planning, goes in depth on the story behind Williamsburg, Baltimore, Norfolk, Hampton, and Alexandria, and even includes information on Richmond and Washington, D.C. It is illustrated with more than 200 black & white images. Published by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and distributed by the University Press of Virginia. 345 pages. Hardbound in blue buckram and wheat cloth with gilt title on spine and an illustrated dust jacket protected by Mylar.


Condition: B+

Text is faintly toned. Covers are lightly stained, and the dust jacket has moderate wear and a few edge tears.

Estimate: $40 - $60

Sold for: $36

Closed on 11/16/2022