Washington D.C. city plan Potomac River Capitol Building 1866 Mitchell mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Plan of Washington. The Capitol of the United States of America.
(North America, United States, District of Columbia, Washington, Potomac River, Capitol Building, White House, Washington Monument).
Issued c. 1866, Philadelphia by S.A. Mitchell.
19th century engraved map, with original hand color. Mitchell maps of this mid-century era were issued with a range of color as well as variant decorative borders.
There are also numerous variant issues of most Mitchell maps of this era, reflecting the evolution and growth of the state counties.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet Measures c. 12 1/2 " H x 15 1/4" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 10 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W.
Reps, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 313.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 4, pp. 260.