By: Joseph H. Colton
Date: 1856 (published) New York
Dimensions: 14 x 17 inches (35.5 x 43.2 cm)
This is an original antique map of Georgetown and Washington D.C., published by Joseph H. Colton out of New York in 1856. The map is color coded by ward and shows the street layout with street names, the Potomac River, canals, public squares, government grounds and buildings including the Mall, Presidential House, U.S. Capitol building, penitentiary, U.S. Naval Yard, and Marine Hospital to name a few.
Three vignettes offer views of the Capitol Building, Smithsonian Institute, and the Washington Monument, which was built 8 years prior to the printing of this map. The year this map was published, Democrat James Buchanan was elected the 15th president over Republican nominee John C. Frémont, and the former President Millard Fillmore.
Condition: Map is in A condition with bold original color on clean paper with ample margins on all sides. Some light paper toning is apparent along the edge of the page.
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