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Auction 99, Lot 186

"A correct map of the City of Washington Capital of the United States of America…", Stone, W. J.

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1820 (dated)

Publication: A National Calendar for 1820

Color: Black & White

21 x 16 inches
53.3 x 40.6 cm

Handsome plan of the city engraved by W.J. Stone and published by Peter Force. It provides good detail of city and includes two engraved vignettes: 'North Front of the President's House' and 'West Front of the Capital'. A table identifies the location of twenty important buildings and churches. Wards 1-6 are noted and the Mall is completely blank. Remarkable in that it is rather late to be printed on fine hand laid paper, particularly American-made paper with the large watermark of M & K, N York.

References: Phillips (M) pg. 1010; Phillips (Wash) p. 29.

Condition: B

Good impression. Trimmed to neatline with attribution to Peter Force and title 'North Front of the President's House just visible. Title to left vignette is trimmed away, apparently as issued.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/12/2002