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 The Mall and D Street and stretches from the 7th Street to 3rd Street. This is the beginning of The Mall area, just at the bottom of this map and is part of the Smithsonian Area.
The Pennsylvania Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station is no longer on 6th Street (it is now part of Union Station). This block on the map is now occupied by The National Gallery of Art, which runs from 7th Street to 3rd Street. The Federal Trade Commission now sits in Area 461 and Louisiana Avenue (upper left hand corner of map) is now called Indiana Avenue.The Metro Police Station and the DC Superior Court are now located from 6th Street to 3rd Street in the entire areas marked 490 and 533 on this map and the US District Court now sits on the RES. 10 area on this map. 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 bottom of the right edge and the bottom of the left edge of the map, caused by the original binding. 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. There is a larger tear in the middle of the bottom of the map, going up the crease - however, it does not affect the map. 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- Smithsonian Area 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.