Lot 478 of 541:
Atlas of Washington, D.C., 1852  

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Maps of the District of Columbia and City of Washington and Plats of the Squares and Lots of the City of Washington



Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton



Title leaf + 159 plates containing plat maps of 1143 "squares" or blocks; folding engraved plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia in the year 1800; folding map of the City of Washington in the District of Columbia. (folio) 33x20 cm (13x7¾"), original gilt-lettered cloth, rebacked with modern cloth, new flyleaves. First Edition.

Significant atlas of Washington at mid-century, with two large folding maps, one of the capital city as it was just being built, the other in a more mature state fifty years later (the latter map with some repairs and a bit of loss, a red (wine) stain about 3" n diameter). There should be a third map, not present here. With ink ownership signature of William A. Birthe, Washington, July 17th, 1852, on front pastedown. There are a number of old pencil notes and notations within, often on the backs of the plates. A summary of the rebacking and restoration process, and the materials used, laid in.

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Some foxing and aging within, restoration to the maps as noted, very good.

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