Up for sale is a great, large, antique map of a small set of blocks in N. This map has property specific detail of the area between E Street and H Street and stretches from 23rd Street to 19th Street. Today, this is the Foggy Bottom area. Where this map reads "Industrial School" (area 102) is currently part of the campus of George Washington University. Lisner Auditorium of GWU is now located in the right hand corner of Area 79.
The current GWU campus takes up most of area on this map that reads 56, 79, and 102. This map measures approximately 28 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches, including the border area. This map is from the Real Estate Plat-Book of Washington, District of Columbia. "Comprising the entire North-West Section from the Original Plats of Squares & Subdivisions and Additions upon record in the office of the Surveyor of the City of Washington". Constructed under the direction of and published in 1892 by Griffith M.
Maps this early and showing this much detail of Washington D. The map has fantastic coloring to it. Lots of color coding to represent various attributes white/stone building, pink/brick building, yellow/frame building, if it looks like an envelope/a stable or shed, and black & white dotted/green house etc.. Map in generally good condition (not perfect but pretty nice condition).
Some browning and small chips or creases at edges. Map is blank on the reverse side. Some darker brown spotting in the bottom border.There is a crease up the middle where it was originally bound. The map has some small tears and chips around the edges.
A brown square stain can be found on the top right edge and the top left edge of the map, caused by the original binding. There are a few pencil marks left by a previous owner. There are some creases in the paper, but they do not affect the map, as well as some other stains here and there.
Some other dings here and there. This map is a great piece of Washington, D. It will look very nice when framed. Please note that while I have included a picture of the Title Page of the Plat-Book this map was taken from, it is NOT included in the sale, as it is a reference piece to determine authenticity for the other maps. I would be happy to include a copy if requested.
Please see my store for other great items. The item "1892 Map of NW DC Foggy Bottom Area-Rare large property specific detail" is in sale since Monday, September 15, 2014.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "book14850" and is located in Rockville, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.