Antique Maps - United States > Mid-Atlantic > Washington DC (9)
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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 # TOW221
Johnson's Georgetown and the City of Washington - Maker: Johnson & Browning
Antique hand colored map of the U.S. capital city just before 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. On this map, the A&W Railroad terminates at Long Bridge, where goods were offloaded, transported over the bridge in omnibuses and reloaded on the other side. Fort Jackon had not yet been built to guard the bridge. Both of these things would change within a few years of this map's publication. Decorative border, good to very good condition with overall toning and some spots/foxing, a slight waviness at the top edge of the paper. Approx. 12.25 x 15 inches to the outer edges of the decorative border.
Price: $225.00 Date: 1861
1861Johnson & Browning$225.00

Model # TOW220
Johnson's Georgetown and the City of Washington the Capital of the United States of America - Maker: Johnson and 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. On this map, the A&W Railroad continues over Long Bridge, a recent extension of the rail line (See TOW221 where the tracks end at the bridge). Fort Jackon had recently been built to guard the bridge during the Civil War and Jackson City is marked on the map. Fort Jackson was named for Jackson City, "a seedy suburb of Washington that had been established on the south side of the Long Bridge in 1835". Today, no trace of the fort remains, though the site of the fort is contained within Arlington County's Long Bridge Park. Decorative border, very good condition with toning and a few spots. Slight waviness of the paper at the upper edge and the lines and text printed on the verso are slightly visible. Measures approx. 12.5 x 15.5 inches to outer border edge.
Price: $225.00 Date: 1866
1866Johnson and Ward$225.00

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, 1868, 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, some tiny edge tears, and a few spots of mild foxing. Measures approximately 11.25" x 13.5" (H x W) to the outer edges of the decorative border.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1868
1868Mitchell$150.00

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 # TOW599
Johnson's Washington and Georgetown - Maker: Alvin J. Johnson & Son
Antique hand colored map of the U.S. capital city, Washington DC, 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. This map was created before the fill was done in the Potomac River. Includes street names, railroads, the C&O Canal, Columbian University, Howard University, and more. Decorative border, very good condition with toning, some small edge tears, and a few spots. Measures approx. 12.75 x 17 inches to outer border edge.
Price: $225.00 Date: 1878
1878Alvin J. Johnson & Son$225.00

Model # MAT250
Potomac River at Washington, D.C. - Map Showing Progress of Work - June 30, 1885 - Maker: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Antique coastal chart showing the progress of work being done to the Potomac River at the coast of Washington D.C. to accompany the annual report of 1885. Overseen by the Major of Engineers, Peter C. Hains, and Published by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Recent Hand Coloring. Map notes Alexander's Island, Analostan Island, Giesboro Point, and includes information regarding changes in the coastline, channel dredged, fill made on flats, wall foundation completed, water depths, etc. With folds, as issued. Map has been cleaned and rebacked, and is in very good overall antique condition with mild toning throughout. Measures approximately 7.25" x 28.25" (H x W) to the neatline. *Note: See MAT249 for similar map showing later progress as of June 30, 1888*
Price: $150.00 Date: 1885
1885U.S. Army Corps of Engineers$150.00

Model # MAT249
Potomac River at Washington, D.C. - Map Showing Progress of Work - June 30, 1888 - Maker: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Antique coastal chart showing the progress of work being done to the Potomac River at the coast of Washington D.C. to accompany the annual report of 1888. Overseen by the Lieut. Colonel of Engineers, Peter C. Hains, and Published by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Recent Hand Coloring. Map notes Alexander's Island, Analostan Island, Giesboro Point, and includes information regarding changes in the coastline, dredging completed, fill made on flats, wall foundation completed, water depths, etc. With folds, as issued. Map has been cleaned and rebacked, and is in very good overall antique condition with mild toning throughout. Measures approximately 7.5" x 27.75" (H x W) to the neatline. *Note: See MAT250 for similar map showing earlier progress as of June 30, 1885*
Price: $150.00 Date: 1888
1888U.S. Army Corps of Engineers$150.00

Model # MAT264
Map of the Main Portion of Washington D. C., Verso: Virginia - Maker: Rand McNally
Antique printed color map of Washington DC, showing names of major streets, railroads, points of interest, etc. (Recto.) On Verso: Map of Virginia, colored by county, showing railroads, topographical detail, etc. Good to Very good overall antique condition with mild toning throughout, and some minor roughing of the outer edges of the paper. Each map measures approximately 9.25" x 12.5" (H x W) to the neatline.
Price: $95.00 Date: 1911
1911Rand McNally$95.00

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Antique Maps - United States > Mid-Atlantic > Washington DC (22)
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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 # TOW097
City of Washington. *****SOLD***** - 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. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1847
1847Mitchell

Model # MWE380
Western States, verso District of Columbia **SOLD** - Maker: Goodrich
Antique early printed color outlined two-sided page from A National Geography for Schools written by S.G. Goodrich and published by Huntington and Savage in 1848, including the states of Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan, with verso maps of the Plan of the City of Baltimore, Map of the District of Columbia, and an engraving of The President's House (not yet called The White House), with text and tables describing the region, etc. In very good antique condition with minor toning, foxing and general signs of age, page measures approximately 10.5 x 8.5 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1848
1848Goodrich

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 # COM021
A Diagram Exhibiting the Difference of Time Between the Places Shown and Washington *****SOLD***** - Maker: Johnson & Browning
Antique hand colored diagram showing a multitude of clocks wherein the figures on the dials denote the Airline distances from Washington and the clock hands indicate the time in that location when it is 12:00 in Washington. This diagram was published just over two decades before standard time was adopted in 1883. Good overall antique condition with mild toning and wrinkling throughout, some areas of foxing, and some roughing/minor tearing of the outer edges of the paper. Printed area measures approximately 15 x 13.5 inches (H x W) overall. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1861
1861Johnson & Browning

Model # MAT028
Plan of the City of Washington. - The Capitol of the United States of America. *****SOLD***** - 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. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1861
1861Mitchell

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 # MAT049
Washington, D.C.---sketched by Theo. R. Davis. *****SOLD***** - 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. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1869
1869Harper's Weekly

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 # CSMT029AW
Topographical Map of the District of Columbia showing the Projected Harbor Improvement, System of Main Drainage, and County Roads, as Corrected to 1880 *****SOLD***** - 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 **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1880
1880Boschke / US Survey

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 # TOW470
City of Washington *****SOLD***** - 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. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1892
1892Hunt & Eaton

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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Model # TOW615
Esso Pictorial Map of Washington our Nation's Capital *****SOLD***** - Maker: Esso
Antique printed color pictorial map of Washington DC, published by Esso in 1937. Features many notable buildings illustrated from above, with parks, "Posted routes" in red, the various embassies with their national flags, and more. Notable features: there is a marker for a Proposed National Art Gallery in the location of the current Smithsonian National Museum of American History, many of the other buildings along the National Mall do not exist on this map, and the German embassy has the Nazi flag. On verso is a map of Washington and Vicinity with an inset map of Alexandria and an Index to the Principal Points of Interest in Washington and Vicinity. Good antique condition with some wear along the folds, wrinkles along some folds, some separations at fold intersections, and edge wear. Should frame nicely. Approx. 18.5 x 25 inches to the neatline. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1937
1937Esso

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