May 26, 2016 - Sale 2417

Sale 2417 - Lot 180

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
THE SECOND PRINTED PLAN OF WASHINGTON D.C. (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Hill, Samuel. Plan of the City of Washington. Engraved folding plan of Washington, D.C. 225x280 mm, ample margins; some expert paper reinstatement along bottom edge, away from image. [Boston: I. Thomas & E. T. Andrews, May] 1792

Additional Details

This map was published in The Massachusetts Magazine, a very important and scarce American literary periodical that was primarily illustrated by Samuel Hill (as here). Bound sets of the work almost never appear at auction; the last we can find went for sale in 1973. The map follows directly from the Thackara & Vallance publication of March 1792. Baynton-Williams 2; Jolly 437; Phillips, Washington D.C., PW 13; Tooley, Federal City, 2.