1856 Washington DC Map by C. Bohn

"Map of the City of Washington in the District of Columbia. U. States of America," by Casimir Bohn.

This map was published inside "Bohn's Hand-Book of Washington." Published in 1856, the "Hand-Book" was a terrific pocket map and tourist guide for the nation`s capital city. The map, found tipped into the back of Bohn’s book, is surrounded with reference tables and information useful to tourists. It identifies block numbers, wards, and built-up areas of Washington, DC during a period of great growth and expansion.

The map extends as far west as Georgetown, with its own list of highlights and businesses. It is embellished with a beautiful compass rose and a large vignette of the Capitol building at lower right.

This wonderfully descriptive travel map is tastefully and archivally presented with acid-free matting in a custom built frame.


22.5" 26.75" 1.5" D
57 cm 68 cm 4 cm D

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