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1866 - Johnson's Georgetown and the City of Washington the Capital of the United States of America - Antique Map

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Item number: TOW220
Genuine Antique Hand Colored Map


Maker: Johnson and Ward.


Antique hand colored map of the U.S. capital city, Washington DC, in the final year of the Civil War, from Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas of the World, showing L'Enfant's famous grid pattern with major thoroughfares radiating from the White House, then called the President's House; the Capitol; and other public buildings and spaces marked. Includes engraved vignettes of the Capitol, Smithsonian, and a remarkable early engraving of the future Washington Monument with a fanciful temple-like octagonal base that was never built. On this map, the A&W Railroad continues over Long Bridge, a recent extension of the rail line (See TOW221 where the tracks end at the bridge). Fort Jackson had recently been built to guard the bridge during the Civil War and Jackson City is marked on the map. Fort Jackson was named for Jackson City, "a seedy suburb of Washington that had been established on the south side of the Long Bridge in 1835". Today, no trace of the fort remains, though the site of the fort is contained within Arlington County's Long Bridge Park. Decorative border, good to very good condition with toning and a few spots. A tab has been adhered to the page on the left side which could be hidden under a mat when framing. Measures approx. 12.5 x 15.5 inches to outer border edge. 


Item Number: TOW220