Washington D.C. Georgetown Potomac River 1863 Civil War birds-eye city viewBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Washington D.C. and its Vicinity.
(North America, United States, Washington, District of Columbia, Potomac River, Capital Building, White House, Georgetown).
Issued 1863, New York by Virtue & Co. Drawn by J. Wells. Engraved by W. Ridgway.
Beautiful and remarkably detailed, Civil war era mid 19th century engraved birds-eye city view. With a key across the bottom identifying 33(!) important locations.
A wonderful, well printed image which is worthy of examination under a magnifying glass to fully appreciate the astonishing level of detail the engraver has achieved.
Nice looking example, clean image area, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet measures c. 8 1/4" H x 11 1/2" W.
Engraved area measures c. 5 1/2" H x 7 5/8" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 4.