Statistical Map No.2 showing Street Grades. City of Washington
By: Capt. W.T. Rossell Photo-Lithograph by: Norris Pteres Co.
Date: June 30, 1891 (dated) Washington D.C.
Dimensions: 28 x 28 inches (71 x 71 cm)
This interesting map delineates elevation change and thus street grades throughout the city of Washington D.C. Brown lines offer a topographical layer over what was already a finely detailed city plan. Areas of greater elevation changes can be found running through the Executive Grounds (South Lawn of the White House) and the Capitol Grounds, showing the viewer why it's referred to as "Capitol Hill."
This map was one of twelve statistical maps produced in an effort to present large-scale improvements in the infrastructure of the city since the Greene maps of 1880. Each map was drawn on an identical scale and included the prefix “Statistical Map No" before each unique title. Above the title is a full list of avenues names along with their width in feet.
This map and its counterparts offer a unique glimpse into the state of development in the Capitol of the United States just before the turn of the 20th Century.
Condition: This map is in B+ condition, originally issued folding with some separations along the fold lines. The map has been professionally linen-backed with any fold separations filled in by an artist's hand.
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