1853 “ Washington” Engraved Map from Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States

Presented is an original engraved map of Washington, DC, from 1853. The map was published in Fanning’s Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States. A compendium of maps, statistics, written descriptions, and histories, the Gazetteer was published by Phelps, Fanning and Company, in New York, and updated every so often with new territorial acquisitions, census data, and the like.

The map shows radial distances from the Capitol and includes an index to points of interest, including the President’s house, Post Office, Patent Office, Banks, Churches, and Federal department buildings. An inset of "Sth. part of Washington" and "Plan of the Capitol" are included at top and bottom right, respectively. 


Very good condition and strong printing. Engraving, black and white as issued. Full margins, paper is healthy. Text on verso and page no. on verso: 377. Matted with a cream acid-free top mat and protective Mylar. Dimensions: 4 ¾” 8 ⅛” W (image).

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