Washington DC Capitol floor plan 1846-9 Mitchell Burroughs scarce city planBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
City of Washington .
(United States, District of Columbia, Potomac River, Capitol Building, Pennsylvania Ave, Mason's Island ).
Issued 1846-9, Phila. by S.A. Mitchell & H.N. Burroughs.
Attractive and uncommon mid-19th century lithographed map with original hand color. Decorative interlaced border surrounds the map. Includes diagram top right "Part of the Principal Floor of the Capitol". Reference key lower left identifies 75 specific buildings across the city.
Map sheet lightly evenly age toned as typical, overall clean and well preserved with a fine age patina and visual appeal unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 17 1/4"H x 13 5/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 15 1/2"H x 12 3/4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, p. 214 & vol. 3, p. 260.
Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers , p. 313.