“CITY OF WASHINGTON.” Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., c 1850. Fine engraved map with original hand-coloring. (Image: 12 ¼ x 15 ½’’)
This handsome historical map depicts Washington D.C. and Georgetown in great detail. Major buildings and streets are identified and a “Plan of the Principal Floor of the Capitol” provided.
The chart, lower left, locates specific Public Buildings for the seven different Wards (Poor House, Orphan Asylums, Temperance Hall…). An excellent detailed view of the Nation’s capital, as it existed prior to the Civil War.