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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

ELLICOTT, Andrew. [The famous Ellicott plan for Washington DC]
Plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia, ceded by the States of Virginia and Maryland to the United States of America, and by them established as the Seat of their Government after the Year 1800. London, 1795. 420 x 540mm. Binding folds flattened.
An early copy of Andrew Ellicott's map of the planned Federal capital, engraved by John Russell after the map by John Reid published in Winterbotham's 'An Historical Geographical, Commercial and Philosophical View of the United States' in 1795. It shows the layout of the streets in both Washington and Georgetown, with 'The President's House', National Mall and Capitol.
[Ref: 17920]    £2,750.00 ($3,495 • €3,088 rates)


ELLICOTT, Andrew. [Ellicott's map of the 'Territory' of Columbia]
Territoire de Columbia. Paris: 1816. 290 x 290mm. Right margin repaired.
A detailed map of the Territory of Columbia, with the street layout of both Washington and Alexandria. An engraved line markes the '10 Mile Square', the land ceded by Maryland and Virginia to create the territory. The map is based on Andrew Ellicott's map as published in 1794. Despite the engraved date of 1815 it is one of the few maps to refer to the 'Territory', as opposed to the District created in 1801. Despite being published in Paris the map was issued in an English-language publication, David Bailie Warden's 'Chorographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia'. Warden (1772-1845), the Irish-born U.S. consul to Napoleonic Paris, apparently paid for a small print run. In 1819 a three-volume edition was published by Archibald Constable in Edinburgh, with a new version of this map.
[Ref: 19180]    £650.00 ($826 • €730 rates)


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