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Auction 194, Lot 259


"[4 Maps and Views] National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial",

Subject: Baltimore, Maryland

Period: 1914 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

5.3 x 8.3 inches
13.5 x 21.1 cm
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This 278-page volume celebrating both the National Anthem and the city of Baltimore was produced by the National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Commission. In the foreword, the author notes "A century of progress has elapsed. Once more Baltimore is the stage of a national drama. The National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial from September 6 to 13, 1914, is to commemorate the birth of our National Anthem; the successful defense of Baltimore at North Point and Fort McHenry; the achievement of real National Independence, and a century of progress." The text is divided into two sections: the "Official Programme" (113 pages) by Frank O'Connell and "The Story of Baltimore" (165 pages) by Wilbur Coyle. Both parts are profusely illustrated with portraits, photographic plates, maps and views including the following folding plates: Map of the City of Baltimore (18 x 16.6"); Map Showing Baltimore in Its Relation to the Panama Canal (9.8 x 13.8"); View of the Business District from the Upper Harbor (31.7 x 6.5"); and an untitled view showing Baltimore after the devastating 1904 fire (18.8 x 6.6"). Hardbound in green cloth with pictorial title label on front cover, gilt decoration on back cover, and gilt title on spine.


Condition: A

Maps, plates and text are all very clean and bright. Covers have minor wear.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/13/2023