MAP OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON FOR USE OF THE ENGINEER DEPARTMENT, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

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Map of the City of Washington for use of the Engineer Department, District of Columbia.

Stone engraving, 1887.
Segmented case map, overall 39 3/4 x 40 1/4" 101.5 x 103 cm)
Good condition. Some overall time-toning and a horizontal "strip" of slightly more tone paper in the center.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 96875
Price: $1,950.00
Publisher : Published by the Engineering Department, District of Columbia.
A large scale engineering map of the Nations Capital. This map shows the city with it's classic L'Enfant - Ellicott form now with all blocks numbered, 1 through 1,143. Parks, public gardens and public buildings are noted. Mary rail road lines are shown. This map also begins to show the new tidal reservoir and Washington channel on the Potomac River. In the 1880's the government reclaimed 600 acres by dredging the Potomac and dumping the fill on the surrounding low lands. Potomac Park came out of this. This new "park" is delineated by dotted lines but not yet identified on this map. Some of the new northern suburbs are shown. N. Peters Photo-Lithographer, Washington, D.C. Maps