"Plan of the City of Washington" with Original Covers, by William Elliot, Circa 1829

This is an 1829 engraved and hand-colored booklet map of Washington City (Washington, D.C.) by William Elliot. The map was printed by O. H. Throop and engraved by William City.  

The map depicts the plan of the City of Washington, seat of government of the United States. It shows block numbers, wards, existing and planned government buildings. To the left of the map is a table listing prominent buildings, churches, and new businesses, with their corresponding block number. 

This map was first published by S. A. Elliot in 1822, this impression is the second edition print created in 1829 by William Elliot. As the city developed throughout the 1820s, a new map was necessary to reflect this booming growth. Consequently, the plate was updated and republished. 

The map is printed on thin banknote paper. The map is accented with hand colored outlines and highlights in blue, pink, and yellow.


Map in very good condition. Map is printed on thin banknote paper. Paper is healthy, with vertical and horizontal fold lines still present. Original hand coloring intact. The unframed size of the map 14.7"H x 18.9" W.

Beautifully presented with attached original green cloth portfolio booklet. Green portfolio booklet is in good condition, with some wear and scratches from past handling. With gilt lettering "Washington City" on front boards.

The map has been archivally framed in a custom-built wooden frame with gold fillet. Framed Size: 23 5/8" H x 30 3/8" W x 1 1/2"D.

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