The green triangle towards the top under Pennsylvania Avenue is now known as Freedom Plaza and Area 226 now Pershing Park. The US Department of Commerce now sits between 15th and 14th Street taking up all of Areas 227, 228, 229 and 230 on this map.To the left of 15th Street you would now find the Ellipse. This map measures approximately 14 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. 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, caused by the original binding and there is a chip out of the corner on the bottom of the left hand side. There are some 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- Freedom Plaza 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.