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Publisher: MEYER, H.J.
Title: Plan von Washington 1845.
Published in: Hildburghausen, 1850
Size: 11.6 x 14.6 inches.
29.5 x 37.0 cm.

Condition: In very good condition. Light spotting and a paper crease. Size of sheet 37x45cm (14,5x17,5inch)
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A finely engraved plan of pre-Civil War Washington DC, as it was in 1845, published in Meyer's most important publication, his "Hand Atlas".
Inset of the floor plan of the Capitol building, which was not yet built at the time. The legend lists 76 locations - later editions of this map listed up to 85 locations. The publisher's line beneath the neat line suggests the map was published in Heidelberg, Amsterdam, Paris & Philadelphia.
Black & white, as issued. Includes Georgetown. Designated as scarce by David Rumsey. 14.4x 11.7" with full margins. Streets, neighbourhood and legend are in English, and the title and legend header are in German.

The map is based upon the work of Tanner. While often referred to as the German Mitchell, this characterisation is unfair, as the work appears to be a collaborative effort which predates the sale of Tanner's plates to SA Mitchell. Of great interest is the suggestion that the work was published in Hildburghausen, Philadelphia and Paris, although no evidence of a French edition is known to us. The engraving quality on this item surpasses its American counterpart.

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MEYER, H.J. - Plan von Washington 1845.

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