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 B Street and E Street and stretches from the 13th Street to 7th Street. This area is now referred to as the Penn Quarter. B Street at the bottom of the map is currently Consitution Avenue. The Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice currently sit on Constitution Avenue and take up the entire space of Areas 382, 381, 380, 350 & 349 of this map.
National Archives is currently located in the bottom right section of this map that reads "Center Market". The FBI bulding currently resides on the areas of this map that read 379 and 378. 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. 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 in the middle of the right edge and the middle of the left edge of the map, caused by the original binding. There are larger tears on the left and right of the map just under the brown squares, that extend in about 1 1/2 inches into the map. There are some black scuff marks along the left edge.
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-Penn Qtr -B to E Streets Rare large property specific detail" is in sale since Tuesday, September 16, 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.