1917 Foster and Reynolds Map or Plan of Washington D.C.

WashingtonDC-fosterreynolds-1917
$200.00
The 'Standard Guide' Ready Reference Map of Washington, to accompany the 'Washington Standard Guide'.
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1917 Foster and Reynolds Map or Plan of Washington D.C.

WashingtonDC-fosterreynolds-1917

Incredibly detailed city map of Washington, D.C. at the beginning of American involvment in World War I
$200.00

Title


The 'Standard Guide' Ready Reference Map of Washington, to accompany the 'Washington Standard Guide'.
  1917 (dated)    20 x 24 in (50.8 x 60.96 cm)     1 : 17000

Description


This is an appealing 1917 map or plan of Washington, D.C. by the Foster and Reynolds Company of New York. It covers Washington D.C. from the Arlington National Cemetery eastward as far as 28th Street and the Congressional Cemetery and from the Soldiers' Home Ground to the Anacostia River and the War College (southern tip of Washington, D.C.). Since this map is dated 1917, it depicts Washington, D.C. as it was at the beginning of American involvement in the First World War. The map is exceptionally detailed, noting important buildings, monuments, streets, parks, railroads and an assortment of other topographical details. Other sites of note are the United States Navy Yard, Howard University, and the Zoological Park. The city is divided in four sections marked N.W., S.W., S.E. and N.E. by red rays emanating from the Capitol Building. A 'Ready Reference Index' is set in the upper right quadrant. Two short paragraphs in the lower left quadrant detail the geographical divisions of streets and a note on how to use this map. This map was first copyrighted in 1915 and went through numerous subsequent editions. The map was engraved by the Matthews-Northrup Co., makers of the Century Atlas, and was published by the Foster and Reynolds Company, Washington, D. C.

Condition


Very good. Slight transferrance. Blemish on upper right margin. Backed on archival tissue for stability.

References


Library of Congress Geography and Map Division G3850 1917.M31. OCLC 7693634.