The United States Naval Observatory still exists today, but much of the other sections to the left of the Observatory are now taken up by freeway's, Route 66 and Route 50, which runs below the Observatory toward the river and then across the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge Memorial Bridge (which starts about where Littlefield's Wharf is on this map) and Route 66 runs up to the right of New Hampshire Avenue. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts currently sits near the Potomac River in the Section 12 of this map. In today's time, The Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway runs to the left of the Kennedy Center along the river.
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).
Browning and some small 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 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 Potomac River to 23rd-Rare large property specific detail" is in sale since Wednesday, September 12, 2018. 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.