No. II. Map of the City of Washington Showing Location of Fatal Cases of Diphtheria and Scarlet Fever, also Number of Cases Thereof Reported to the Health Department During the Year Ended June 30, 1901.
1901 (dated) 28 x 27.5 in (71.12 x 69.85 cm)
1 : 13500
A fascinating 1901 Norris Peters map of Washington D.C. illustrating fatal cases of diphtheria and scarlet fever, as well as the number of cases reported. This large map covers from the Rock Creek Cemetery to Haines Point and from Georgetown to the Anacostia River. City Blocks are identified numerically. The map has been overprinted with a symbol to illustrate fatal cases of diphtheria and scarlet fever throughout the city. The map also includes the information of how many cases of these two diseases were reported over the course of the year. This is intriguing, because of the five maps in this series that we have seen, this is the only map that includes statistics on the number of reported cases.
The map is part of a series printed by the Norris Peters Company of Washington D. C. to illustrate a report to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia. This map appears to be quite rare. We have been able to identify one other example in an institutional collection.
Norris Peters Company (fl. c. 1880 - 1920) were Washington D.C. based lithographers and printers. The firm was awarded numerous government contracts to print patents, coastal charts, plat books, and geological survey maps. The company was subsequently involved in numerous law suits regarding government remuneration, illegal lobbying, and intellectual property rights. The Norris Peters Company was headed by Daniel Fraser and maintained offices at 458-460 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.
Very good. Backed on archival tissue for stability. Wear and slight soiling along original fold lines.