Antique Maps - United States > Mid-Atlantic > Washington DC (10)
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Model # TOW097
City of Washington. - Maker: Mitchell
Antique hand colored map of Washington, D.C. by Mitchell, 1847. With numbered key to major points of interest, and Wards delineated by color. Very good condition, with toning that is darker at the paper edges, 12.5 x 16 inches.
Price: $250.00 Date: 1847
1847Mitchell$250.00

Model # TOW229
House of Representatives and Senate Chamber - Maker: Savage
Black and white antique illustration from "The World, Geographical, Historical, and Statistical; containing a Description of the Several Continents, Empires, Republics, Kingdoms, and Islands on the Globe", by Charles Savage, published by Ensign, Bridgman, & Fanning, 1856. Good to very good condition, approx. 4.75 x 8.25 inches.
Price: $50.00 Date: 1856
1856Savage$50.00

Model # MAT028
Plan of the City of Washington. - The Capitol of the United States of America. - Maker: Mitchell
Antique hand colored map of Washington DC, with decorative border, by Mitchell, 1862. Map shows general overview of city blocks, names of major streets, railroads, an points of interest (e.g. Washington Monument, National Observatory, Poor House, Powder Magazine, Smithsonian, etc. Very good overall antique condition with mild toning, some misplaced coloring, a few areas of very minor foxing, and one tear at the outer edge (which has been archivally repaired.) Measures approximately 11" x 13.5" (H x W) to the outer edges of the decorative border.
Price: $175.00 Date: 1861
1861Mitchell$175.00

Model # TOW220
Johnson's Georgetown and the City of Washington the Capital of the United States of America - Maker: Johnson & Ward
Antique hand colored map of the U.S. capital city, Washington DC, in the final year of the Civil War, from Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas of the World, showing L'Enfant's famous grid pattern with major thoroughfares radiating from the White House, then called the President's House; the Capitol; and other public buildings and spaces marked. Includes engraved vignettes of the Capitol, Smithsonian, and a remarkable early engraving of the future Washington Monument with a fanciful temple-like octogonal base that was never built. Interestingly, it appears that there were several 1864 atlases published by Johnson & Ward and this map is one that has slight differences between the earlier and later publications in that year. Decorative border, very good condition with toning and slight image transfer. Measures approx. 12.5 x 15.5 inches to outer border edge.
Price: $225.00 Date: 1864
1864Johnson & Ward$225.00

Model # MAT049
Washington, D.C.---sketched by Theo. R. Davis. - Maker: Harper's Weekly
Black and white antique Bird's Eye View illustration/map of Washington, D.C., from Harper's Weekly, March 13, 1869. Shows major points of interest such as the White House, the Smithsonian Institute, the Washington Monument, the Corcoran, etc. Very goo to Very good overall antique condition, matted, image measures approx. 14 x 20.5 inches.
Price: $350.00 Date: 1869
1869Harper's Weekly$350.00

Model # NAU162
Eldridge's Chart of Chesapeake Bay - Maker: Eldridge
Chesapeake Bay Chart with James, York, Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers by George Eldridge, published by Thaxter & Son, rebacked in linen, cleaned, deacidified, lighthouses are colored, good - very good condition with some surface soiling remains, 56" x 32". **NOTE- because this map requires extra insurance for shipping, an additional charge will appear on your card after your original purchase. If you would like to know what that charge will be, please contact us.** **NOTE- because this map requires extra insurance for shipping, an additional charge will appear on your card after your original purchase. If you would like to know what that charge will be, please contact us.**
Price: $2,200.00 Date: 1873
1873Eldridge$2,200.00

Model # TOW230
Plan of the City of Washington, The Capitol of the United States of America - Maker: Mitchell
Antique hand colored map of Washington, D.C. by Mitchell, 1874, with wards delineated by color and including landmarks such as the Capitol, "President's House," U.S. Navy Yard and U.S. Arsenal, Patent Office and Coast Survey. Also includes general layout of city blocks and names of major streets. Features a decorative grapevine border. Very good overall antique condition with very mild toning, and a few spots of mild foxing. Measures approximately 10.75" x 13.25" (H x W) to the outer edges of the decorative border.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1874
1874Mitchell$150.00

Model # CSMT029AW
Topographical Map of the District of Columbia showing the Projected Harbor Improvement, System of Main Drainage, and County Roads, as Corrected to 1880 - Maker: Boschke / US Survey
Antique printed color 1880 update of Boschke's 1861 map of the city and vicinity of Washington, D.C. Broschke, a draughtsman for the Coastal Survey department created the original engraved plates for the 1861 map with the hope of selling the map to the government. Instead he was fired for neglect of official duty and the plates were seized by the government. This is a later updated map. This map includes some property owners' names, individual buildings, and more. With depth soundings in the Potomac. This later edition adds color and a large section at upper left labeled "Available Site for Park & Reservoir." With fancy Victorian-style titling. Folds as issued. Fair condition with significant seam separation, some of which has been repaired with non-archival tape. Approx. 20 x 20 inches to the neatline. CSMTAW
Price: $150.00 Date: 1880
1880Boschke / US Survey$150.00

Model # TOW470
City of Washington - Maker: Hunt & Eaton
Antique printed color city map of Washington DC, by Hunt and Eaton, 1892. Map shows a general overview of city blocks, names of major streets, railroads, and points of interest (with a reference.) Features an inset map of the District of Columbia and its environs. Fair to Good overall antique condition with mild toning and creasing of the paper, a couple of tears outside the neatline, and some staining outside the neatline. Measures approximately 8.75" x 11.25" (H x W) to the neatline. *Note: Priced As Is.
Price: $75.00 Date: 1892
1892Hunt & Eaton$75.00

Model # TOW221
Johnson's Georgetown and the City of Washington - Maker: Johnson & Browning
Antique hand colored map of the U.S. capital city at the beginning of the Civil War, from Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas of the World, showing L'Enfant's famous grid pattern with major thoroughfares radiating from the White House, then called the President's House; the Capitol; and squares and circles of open space throughout the city. Includes engraved vignettes of the Capitol, Smithsonian, and an early engraving of the future Washington Monument with a fanciful temple-like octogonal base that does not exist today. Decorative border, good to very good condition with overall toning, approx. 11.75 x 15 inches. Paper is somewhat fragile.
Price: $225.00 Date: c. 1861
c. 1861Johnson & Browning$225.00

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Antique Maps - United States > Mid-Atlantic > Washington DC (15)
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Model # MAT133
Carte de la Baye de Chesapeack, Chesapeake Bay *****SOLD***** - Maker: Bellin
Black and white antique map of Chesapeake Bay and the surrounding area by Bellin from 1757. This map features Williamsburg, Virginia, Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland, and parts of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. This map was created before the Pennsylvania Mutiny of 1783 that forced congress out of Philadelphia and caused the creation of Washington, DC. This map shows nothing where the heart of the city would be although it does show Alexandria, which President Washington specifically wanted to be inside the District of Columbia. President Washington chose the site for the city and the corner stones were laid down in 1791, 34 years after this map was produced. This map is also pre- Mason-Dixon line, which was created in the 1760s, meaning that Pennsylvania still had a lease for all of what is now Delaware and the heirs of William Penn and 2nd Baron Baltimore were likely still in their lengthy litigation. Very good overall antique condition with some minor folds on the right side through the cartouche. Plate line is visible. Approx. 7.5 x 11. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1757
1757Bellin

Model # MAT168
District of Columbia ***SOLD*** - Maker: T.G. Bradford
Antique hand colored map of the District of Columbia including Washington County, Alexandria County, Georgetown, Washington City, and the Potomac River. Very good condition with some foxing. By T.G. Bradford, in A Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical & Commercial, 1835. Approximately 10" x 7.75" **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1835
1835T.G. Bradford

Model # TOW011
City of Washington *****SOLD***** - Maker: Cowperthwait
Hand colored antique city plan of Washington, DC, with key to major points of interest, and inset of the Plan of the Principal Floor of the Capitol. Very good overall antique condition, decorative border, 12.75 x 15.75 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1850
1850Cowperthwait

Model # MAT035A
Balloon View of Washington, May, 1861. ***SOLD*** - Maker: Harper's History of the Great Rebellion
Black and white antique map/illustration of a Bird's Eye View ("Balloon View") of Washington, DC, from Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War, May, 1861. With architectural details of the Capitol and other notable buildings. Very good overall antique condition, 9.25 x 14 inches to image edge. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1861
1861Harper's History of the Great Rebellion

Model # TOW356
Washington D.C. *****SOLD***** - Maker: Ridgway/Wells
Washington, D.C. and Its Vicinity. Antique black and white engraved view of Washington, D.C., by Ridgway and Wells, 1862, with the Capitol of the divided nation prominent at the center of the city, and a key to buildings, railroads, bridges, forts, and the battlefieds of Manassas and Bull Run. Very good overall antique condition, matted, measures approx. 6.75 x 8 inches, with mat 10.5 x 11.75 inches. *****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1862
1862Ridgway/Wells

Model # TOW239
Colton's Georgetown and the City of Washington**Sold** - Maker: Colton
Hand colored antique 1871 Colton city plan of Washington DC, with major points of interest noted, and surrounded with illustrations of the Capitol, the Smithsonian, and the Washington Monument. Includes street names, railroads, political buildings, and other government buildings. Very good overall antique condition with minimal minor spotting, approx. 13 x 16 inches.
Price: Date: 1871
1871Colton

Model # TOW193DC
Washington from Arlington Heights**SOLD** - Maker: Appleton
Hand colored steel engraving of Washington, DC from Arlington Heights, from Picturesque America, image is 9"w x 5 1/2" h, plate with margin is 11 1/2"w x 9", image is in Very good overall antique condition.**SOLD**
Price: Date: 1872
1872Appleton

Model # MAT113
Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia *****SOLD***** - Maker: Gray
Antique hand colored map from "Gray's Atlas of the U.S. with General Maps of the World". Includes Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, DC. Insets of Wilmington, Delaware; Annapolis Harbor and Environs; Annapolis the Capital of Maryland; Dover the capital of Delaware. Shows townships, cities, land forms, bodies of water, rivers, canals, and railroads. Very Good Antique condition with minor spotting. Overall toning. Approx. 15.5 x 26.5 inches. *****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1876
1876Gray
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Model # MAT035
Entwistle's Handy Map of Washington and Vicinity, Showing Public Buildings, Churches, Hotels, Places of Amusement, and lines of Street Rail Roads*****SOLD***** - Maker: Entwistle
Highly detailed antique map of Washington, DC, with details of street plan, showing all major points of interest. Very good overall antique condition, some slight discoloration, 16.75 x 21.5 inches.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1879
1879Entwistle

Model # MAT115
Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, Gray's New Map of Baltimore, Gray's New Map of Richmond *****SOLD***** - Maker: Gray
Hand Colored Antique double-sided map from "The National Atlas" of 1881. Large side includes Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, DC. Insets of Wilmington, Delaware; Annapolis Harbor and Environs; Annapolis the Capital of Maryland; Dover the capital of Delaware. Shows townships, cities, land forms, bodies of water, rivers, canals, and railroads. The opposite side has two smaller maps, one of Baltimore, and one of Richmond VA. These show roads, buildings, parks, rivers, canals, and railroads. Very Good Antique condition with minimal staining, two small cuts and center top and bottom. Approx. 15.5 x 26.5 inches. Baltimore or Richmond maps are 15 x 12.5 inches and cost $75 each **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1881
1881Gray

Model # TOW217
Colton's Georgetown and the City of Washington*****SOLD***** - Maker: Colton
Hand colored antique city plan of Washington DC, with major points of interest noted, and surrounded with illustrations of the Capitol, the Smithsonian, and the Washington Monument. Good to very good condition, approx. 12.75 x 15.75 inches.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1886
1886Colton

Model # TOW020
Map of Washington*****SOLD***** - Maker: Goldthwaite
Antique city plan of Washington, DC, with inset of District of Columbia, from Goldthwaite's Universal Atlas, Geographical, Astronomical and Historical, containing a Complete Series of Maps of Modern Geography, Exhibiting the World and its Various Political Divisions as They are To-day, published by Goldthwaite's Geographical Magazine, 1891. Very good overall antique condition, approx. 9.5 x 12 inches. verso TOW021.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1891
1891Goldthwaite

Model # MAT184
Pittsburgh and Allegheny City, verso: Map of Washington, and Richmond and Manchester, Virginia. *****SOLD***** - Maker: Cram
Antique printed color double-sided sheet of Pittsburgh and Allegheny City, PA (Recto). Verso: (Two Maps) A map of Washington DC and a map of Richmond and Manchester, Virginia. Map of Washington DC includes an inset map of the District of Columbia and environs, as well as a reference to prominent buildings, hotels, churches, and theatres. Map of Richmond and Manchester includes indications for "steam railroads" and "horse railroads." Very good condition with some slight overall toning/small brown spots. By Cram, in Cram's Universal Atlas Geographical, Astronomical and Historical, 1900. Recto Map (Pittsburgh and Allegheny City) measures approximately 12.5" x 18.25" to the neatline. Map of Washington DC measures approx. 9" x 11.25" to the neatline. Map of Richmond and Manchester measures approx. 10" x 12.5" to the neatline. If you would like to purchase any of these maps separate from the others, please contact us. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1900
1900Cram

Model # MAT198
Washington, D.C. ***SOLD*** - Maker: Rand McNally
Incredibly detailed antique printed color map of Washington DC, by Rand McNally, 1901. Notes important buildings (e.g. U.S. Capitol, the White House, Smithsonian Institute, etc.). Also includes parks and cemeteries, the Navy Yard, U.S. Arsenal, etc.. Splits the city into four sections: Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest. Very good condition with overall toning of the antique paper, as well as some staining along the bottom outer edge. Measures approximately 19" x 26" to the neatline. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1901
1901Rand McNally

Model # NAU119
Chesapeake Bay, Maryland and Virginia **SOLD** - Maker: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
Antique black and white coastal chart, 1904, revised to 1909. Includes Baltimore and Washington, Havre de Grace, the whole of Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, Cape Henry, Richmond, Newport News, and Norfolk. Good condition, 2 sheets joined, minor surface soiling, good, clear strike, nicely colored, lighthouses are bright yellow, red channel markers, minor plotting, 63 x 31 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1904
1904U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

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