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Auction 191, Lot 264

"[5 Maps in Report] Report of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia for the Year Ended June 30, 1900.", U.S. Government

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1900 (published)

Publication: H.R. Doc. 7, 56th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Printed Color

5.9 x 9.3 inches
15 x 23.6 cm
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This House of Representatives volume contains two reports from the Commissioners of the District Columbia: the 363-page Report of the Health Officer and the 75-page report on Public Schools. Included with the first report are five thematic maps showing the number of deaths over the last fiscal year due to a variety of illnesses including Typhoid Fever, Scarlet Fever, Diphtheria, Diarrhea, Lung Disease and Consumption. The location of each death is marked on the map for a given disease, and the last two (lung disease and consumption) are color-coded to show deaths by race. Apart from the grim statistics, these are nice maps of the developing District and present fine detail along the Mall and the early subdivisions in the open spaces to the north. 438 total pages. Hardbound in contemporary leather with gilt title labels on spine.


Condition: A

The folding maps are very clean and bright with tiny binding tears along the left sheet edges. Text is also near fine with a hint of pleasant light toning. Covers have only minor wear.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/8/2023