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This is a small selection of our inventory of antique District of Columbia maps and prints. Additional inventory is available. Contact us with your request. 1-800-879-6277 



002dc:
1873 Great Falls of the Potomac. Hand colored engraving.
 12x9-1/2 in. $40



003dc:
 
1873 Washington DC views. Seven hand colored engraved views
around the Capitol from
Picturesque America.
12-1/2x9-1/2 in. $60



005dc:
1861 Washington Civil War scenes. Six antique hand colored engravings on one page. Harper's.
16x11 in. $50



006dc:
Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen advertisement - 1908. D.C. is the background as General Wright is saluted by presidential aspirants, including Taft and Bryan. This is a chromolithograph from Puck Magazine.
13-1/2 x 10 in. $50



007dc:
1865 House of Representatives - Scene in the House on the Passage of Proposition to Amend the Constitution, January 31, 1865. Hand colored wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization.
15-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. $80



08dc:
1858 House of Representatives - The New Hall of Representatives, With the Members in Session. Hand colored wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly.
16 x 11 in. $80



012dc:
Hand colored steel engraving titled, "Ascent to the Capitol, Washington. Published by George Virtue, London. Top of page reads American Scenery By N.P. Willis, Esq., Illustrated in a Series of Views by W.H. Bartlett.
10-1/2 x 8-1/2 in. $80



017dc:
1901 Chevy Chase Equestrian views. Ten old hand colored photo engravings from Harper's
 11x16 in. $50




031dc:
1886 The Drive to the Soldiers' Home at Washington. Double Page, hand colored engraving is from the June, 1886 edition of Harper's Weekly.
16x22 in. $120



102dc:
1837 View of the Capitol Building, by W.H. Bartlett. Hand colored scene showing the Capitol building from a distance, with pedestrians, horses and buggies in the foreground.
8x10 in. $80



116dc:
Five hundred-seventy-five  feet high- Setting the Capstone on the Washington Monument. The picture shows B.R. Green, vivil engineer, Captain G.W. Davis Engineer, P.H. McLaughlin, Superintendant, Colonel T.L. Casey, government engineer, James Hogan, rigger, and Lewis O' Brien standing on a platform at the top of the monument placing the final capstone. Also pictured above are small portraits of: The late General Gershom Mott, Colonel Thomas L. Casey (engineer of the monument), and the late Reubben R. Springer. size 11x16 in. $80



117dc:
1912 Color Rand-McNally Commercial Atlas Map of Washington, D.C. showing the Steam Railroads and Street Car Lines. Featured in The Commercial
Atlas of America.
28 x 20-1/2 in. $80



118dc:
1851 Das Capitol in Washington. A beautifully hand colored rare German steel engraved view of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Produced in 1851
 with modern coloring.
size: 10x7 in. $80




121dc:
Two pages from the May 1, 1880 issue of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Pages titled, Washington, D.C. - The Meterological Work of the United States Signal Service. Six hand colored engravings showing various aspects of the building and the work being done there.
16x22 in. $120



122dc:
The House of Representatives. Very nice double page hand colored engraving from 1886 issue of Harper's Weekly. From a drawing by T. de Thulstrup.
16x22 in. $120
Color: $150

 


 
126dc:
Hand colored engraving from the May 1, 1880 supplement to Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Three views from The U.S. Meteorological Service. Top left image captioned, Exterior View of the Building. Top right image captioned, A Reading of the Barometer. Bottom image captioned, The Instrument-
Room on the Top Floor.
11x16 in. $50



129dc:
 
1837 View of the Capitol Building, by W.H. Bartlett. Hand colored scene showing the Capitol building from a distance, before the larger dome was added in the 1860s with pedestrians, horses and buggies in the foreground. Titled "Principal Front of the Capitol Washington."
 8x10 in. $80


136dc:
Capitol of the U.S. Washington - 1850 Rare Tallis hand colored steel engraved view. Matted.
10-1/2 x 7-1/2 in. $150



144dc:
American Scenery, Mount Vernon By W.H. Bartlett. Hand colored steel engraving depicting people standing on the lawn in front of Mt. Vernon. New York, Leavitt & Allen.
 7.5x9.5in. $50


243dc:
The Hub and Spoke. Baist's real estate atlas surveys Washington D.C. L'enfant / French Manor. 1919 Lithograph. Printed in color.
34 3/8 x 23 3/4 in. $175


244dc:
Washington D.C. Ward Map. Showing in great detail D.C.'s properties plots and parks with Sherman Circle and Grant Circle. 1919 Lithograph. Printed in color.
34 3/8 x 23 3/4 in. $175




145dc:
Washington's House, Mount Vernon. Hand colored steel engraving by W.H. Bartlett.
 8x11in. $80




147dc:
 
The President's House, From the River. Hand colored steel engraving by W.H. Bartlett depicting the river in the foreground and the President's House in the background.
 8x11in. $80



149dc:
1880 Hand colored wood engraving from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper titled, "District of Columbia -- The National Soldiers' Home, and Summer Residence of the President of the United
States at Washington."
22 x 16 in. $100



150dc:
1872 Hand colored steel engraving titled, "Washington from Arlington Heights." Published by
D. Appleton & Co., NY.
12-1/2 x 9 in. $80




151dc:
1862 Hand colored wood engraving from Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization titled, "Convalescent Soldiers Passing Through Washington to Join
their Regiments."
15-1/2 x 11 in. $60


153dc:
1852 Hand colored lithograph showing the General Post Office in Washington, D.C. Published by Herrmann J. Meyer.
11 x 7 in. $60



155dc:
1872 W.H. Bartlett hand colored steel engraving titled, "Washington, From the President's House."
10-1/2 x 8-1/2 in. $80



160dc:
1835 Hand colored steel engraving showing a view of Washington, looking down Pennsylvania Avenue.
10 x 8 in. $150



165dc:
1868 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper showing Judge Nelson Administering the Oath to Chief Justice Chase, As Preciding Officer in the Senate Chamber, Washington, D.C., on the 5th March.
16 x 11 in. $60



167dc:
1868 Hand colored wood engraving from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper titled, "The Impeachment Trial, Washington, D.C. -- Remarkable Scene in the United States Senate, May 6th -- The Audience in the Galleries Applauding at the Close of Manager Bingham's Speech."
16 x 11 in. $60



205dc:
1861 Grand Cavalry and Artillery Review at Washington, October 8, 1861. - Sketched By an Occasional Contributor. Hand colored wood engraving published in Harper's Weekly on October 26, 1861. Scene depicts the Grand Cavalry and artillery on a large field in Washington, D.C.
under a cloudy sky.
11x16in. $60


210dc:
1902 On Conneticut Avenue, Washington - Drawn by C.S. Reinhart. Hand colored lithograph published in Harper's Weekly in 1902. Scene depicts a proper gentleman holding up his newspaper to read a catchy headline to a young Negro newsboy.
11x16in. $60




242dc:
Plan of the City of Washington. 1861 Mitchell Map. Showing the Washington D.C. Streets, important buildings, monuments, and railroads Hand colored, lithograph.
12 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. $240


247dc:
Washington Present & Future. 1950 Plan by National Capital Parks & Planning Commission. 48pp with maps and photos in text. Plus 2 large DC fold out maps.
Book size: 9 1/2 x 12 in. $125


248dc:
Grid Map 1907. From 13th Street includes Howard University bordering on Reservoir grounds and Garfield Memorial. Original Baist Atlas Map mounted on linen.
24 1/2 x 34 1/2 in. $250
 


250dc:
Rock Creek Park 1919. Beautiful colored map of the area and of 17th St. to Connecticut Ave. This is a linen backed lithograph – clean and bright from Baist’s Surveys.

Size: 24 x 34 in. $175
 


212dc:
1852 Duck Shooting on the Potomac. Hand colored wood engraving published in Gleason's
Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion on January 17, 1852. Scene depicts two men and their dogs playing hide and seek with flying ducks, in order to take aim and catch
them unsuspecting.
9x11in. $30


214dc:
1861 Galleries Under the Senate Chamber Converted Into Granaries; Bread Ovens in the Basement of the Capitol, Washington; AND Cooking and Eating Arrangements, In the Court-yard of the Treasury Building, Washington, D.C. - All sketched by the Harper's Weekly Special Artist. Three hand colored wood engravings published in Harper's Weekly.
11x16in. $50



215dc:
1861 Views of the Long Bridge Over the Potomac - From Sketches by Our Special Artist. Four hand colored wood engravings published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. 11x16in. $60



216dc:
 
1861 The Wounded Zouave in the Hospital at Washington; AND The Hospital for the Wounded at Washington. Two hand colored wood engravings published in
Harper's Weekly, A Journal
of Civilization .
11x16in. $50


218dc:
1861 Beef for the Army Crossing the Long Bridge at Washington. Hand colored wood engraving published in Harper's Weekly on November 16, 1861. Scene depicts a herd of cattle crossing the Long Bridge at Washington.
11x16in. $50


219dc:
1887 The President's Arrival at Milwaukee - Drawn by Rogers and Graham. Large hand colored wood engraving published in Harper's Weekly as a Supplement on October 22, 1887. Picture depicts a wave of onlookers cheering as the President arrives in his flag-shrouded coach.
11x16in. $60


220dc:
1861 Late Head-Quarters of Colonel Ellsworth, of the N.Y. Fire Zouaves, at the Capitol at Washington; AND The New York Fire Zouaves Quartered in the House of Representatives at Washington, D.C. Two hand colored wood engravings published in Harper's Weekly 11x16in. $50



222dc:
1887 Washington, D.C. Hand colored wood engraving depicting the bridge over the Potomac in Washington, D.C. Text in German.
Published in Frank Leslie's
Illustrated Newspaper. 5.5x11in. $30



227dc:
1869 Double-page wood engraving showing the inauguration of President Grant titled, "The Inauguration of President Grant, March 4, 1869" which was featured in Harper's Weekly.
22 x 16 in. $150



238dc:
1877 Fun engraving by Thomas Nast which shows Uncle Sam sitting on a snail representing the slow pace of congress. Title is, "The Lightning Speed of Honesty."
Harper's Weekly.
16 x 11 in. $80



239dc:
1881 Washington D.C. – The Inauguration of President Garfield – View of the Grand Military and Civic Procession on Pennsylvania Avenue, Looking from the Dome of the Capitol. Hand colored wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
21-1/2 x 16 in. $225


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