Johnson's Georgetown and the City of Washington the Capital of the United States of America - 1866 
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United States DC
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.
Antique Hand Colored Map
TOW220
Antique
Maker: Johnson and Ward
$225.00



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