May 26, 2016 - Sale 2417

Sale 2417 - Lot 179

Price Realized: $ 1,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Hill, Samuel (after); Good, J. (publisher). Plan of the City of Washington. Engraved folding map of Washington, extracted from the Literary Magazine. 260x295 mm; light offsetting, old folds as-issued. London: J. Good, 1793

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An important small format plan of the city. The first plan of Washington, D.C. to bear a spread eagle with the federal shield on its chest. The second British plan of the city. One of several early plans circulated in Europe with the hope of raising investment during the city's planning. Baynton-Williams 7; Jolly, LITB-4; Miller, page 51; Phillips, Maps, page 1004; Not in Phillips Maps and Views of Washington ; Tooley 7.