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New Additions: Washington, DC

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NEW ADDITIONSWe have new Washington, D.C. scenes and maps to share with our readers today. We are very excited about the bird’s-eye view of Georgetown- it is difficult to find depictions of our section of town (OPG is located in historic Georgetown), so we are always on the lookout for interesting views and renditions. What is interesting about older depictions of Washington and its iconic buildings is they illustrate all of the changes and development that have happened to our city- several thoughtfully planned, and several as a result of unforeseen and unpredictable circumstances- like war, flooding, huge population growth, or new technologies, like cars, electricity, or plumbing. We hope you enjoy these views as much as we do!

1. Georgetown a bird’s eye view. LINK.

Georgetown a bird's-eye view. Photo engraving, c. 1970. Image size 23 1/4 x 31 1/4". A detailed view of Georgetown drawn by James Richardson, showing the Potomac River, Key Bridge and the Whitehurst Freeway in the foreground, Georgetown University on the left and Rock Creek Parkway on the right.  A Balloon is pictured on the upper left corner with the sign "Cartographie Richardson."  Before Washington Harbor. Mounted.  Black and white.

Georgetown a bird’s-eye view. Photo engraving, c. 1970. Image size 23 1/4 x 31 1/4″. A detailed view of Georgetown drawn by James Richardson, showing the Potomac River, Key Bridge and the Whitehurst Freeway in the foreground, Georgetown University on the left and Rock Creek Parkway on the right. A Balloon is pictured on the upper left corner with the sign “Cartographie Richardson.” Before Washington Harbor. Mounted. Black and white.

2. Washington City, D.C. LINK.

Washington City, D.C. By Theodore R. Davis. Published in Harper's Weekly, New York. Wood engraving; hand colored, Mar. 13, 1869. Image size 13 3/4 x 20 3/8" (349 x 512 mm). With modern handcoloring.

Washington City, D.C. By Theodore R. Davis. Published in Harper’s Weekly, New York. Wood engraving; hand colored, Mar. 13, 1869. Image size 13 3/4 x 20 3/8″ (349 x 512 mm). With modern hand coloring.

3. Washington, D.C. – The Inauguration of President Garfield. – View on the Grand Military and Civic Procession on Pennsylvania Avenue, Looking from the Dome of the Capitol.  LINK.

Washington, D.C. - The Inuguration of President Garfield. - View on the Grand Military and Civic Procession on Pennsylvania Avenue, Looking from the Dome of the Capitol. Published by Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, March 19, 1881. Wood engraving handcolored, 1881. Image size 20 1/8 x 14 1/16" (512 x 353 mm). An interesting perspective, with modern handcoloring.

Washington, D.C. – The Inauguration of President Garfield. – View on the Grand Military and Civic Procession on Pennsylvania Avenue, Looking from the Dome of the Capitol. Published by Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, March 19, 1881. Wood engraving hand colored, 1881. Image size 20 1/8 x 14 1/16″ (512 x 353 mm). An interesting perspective, with modern hand coloring.

4. United States Capitol. LINK.

United States Capitol. By Louis Orr. Etching, c. 1920. Image size 15 x 23" (381 x 585 mm). A very detailed and handsomely executed view, typical of Orr's larger works. A flag flies over the entrance. Several cars are parked beside the Capitol steps. Signed in pencil.

United States Capitol. By Louis Orr. Etching, c. 1920. Image size 15 x 23″ (381 x 585 mm). A very detailed and handsomely executed view, typical of Orr’s larger works. A flag flies over the entrance. Several cars are parked beside the Capitol steps. Signed in pencil.

5. Map of the Cities of Washington and Georgetown D.C. LINK.

Map of the cities of Washington and Georgetown D.C. Published by W. H. & O. H. Morrison. Stone engraving, 1876. Image size, 15 7/8 x 20" (405 x 517 mm) plus margins. A fine map of the original plan for the city of Washington, divided into wards. Various sites are highlighted on the map itself, including the President's House, Capitol, Washington Monument, Naval Observatory, Arsenal at Greenleaf's Point, Navy Yard, City Hall, Smithsonian Institute and Howard University.  This map appeared in the 1876 edition of "Morrison's Stranger's Guide for Washington City." Black & white.

Map of the Cities of Washington and Georgetown D.C. Published by W. H. & O. H. Morrison. Stone engraving, 1876. Image size, 15 7/8 x 20″ (405 x 517 mm) plus margins. A fine map of the original plan for the city of Washington, divided into wards. Various sites are highlighted on the map itself, including the President’s House, Capitol, Washington Monument, Naval Observatory, Arsenal at Greenleaf’s Point, Navy Yard, City Hall, Smithsonian Institute and Howard University. This map appeared in the 1876 edition of “Morrison’s Stranger’s Guide for Washington City.” Black & white.

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2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: World Traveler

They have visited all the continents. They have more stamps on their passports than you do. They travel by air, by car, by rail, and by sea. They are the world travelers. What do you get someone who has been everywhere and seen everything? Prints and maps of their travel destinations, of course! And we got you covered. Check out our gift selections for the world traveler below!

A General Chart Exhibiting the Discoveries Made by Captn. James Cook in this and his Two Preceeding Voyages; with the Tracks of the Ships under his Command. By Henry Roberts. Published by Order of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. London. Engraving, 1784. Roberts was the Masters Mate on Cook’s third voyage and was given the task of compiling the surveys for the trip. This chart delineates the tracks for each of Cook’s voyage by color. $2,500.00

Basilica San Marco, Veddute di Venezia. By Antonio Frasconi. Aquatint, 1969.Titled in pencil. Signed and dated in image. Ed. 25. $800.00.

Rheims Cathedral. (Exterior). By Louis Orr. Etching, 1917. Artist’s Proof. Signed in the plate at lower left and in pencil in lower right margin. $1,100.00.

Circuit Europeen. By Gamy. Published by Mabileau & Co. Pochoir print, 1911. A fine early aviation print from the Gamy-Montaut series, which documents the earliest examples of motorized transportation, including automobile, motorcycle, speedboat and airplane races. $850.00.

South America. By S. Augustus Mitchell. Engraving handcolored, 1846. This map is from “A New Universal Atlas.” With original wash color. $285.00.

Madrid (Puerta del Sol). Chromolithograph, c. 1900. View of “The Puerta del Sol,” Madrid. Printed in Germany. $245.00.

Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio. By Giuseppe Rosaccio. Published by Lasor a Varea, Padua. Copper engraving, 1713. $1,200.00.

[Egyptian Antiquity] No. XCIX.. Published by Niccolo Capurro, Pisa. Etching, hand colored, 1834. From “I Monumenti dell’ Egitto e della Nubia”. By Dr. Ippolito Rosellini of the University of Pisa. $395.00

Check back soon for more great gift ideas. All sales can be made in store or over the phone. Our gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, from 10am to 5:20pm. The number at the gallery is (202) 965-1818.

 

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