No. I. Map of the City of Washington Showing Location of Fatal Cases of Zymotic Diseases for the Year Ended June 30, 1901.
1901 (dated) 28 x 27.5 in (71.12 x 69.85 cm)
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A fascinating 1901 Norris Peters map of Washington D.C. illustrating fatal cases of zymotic diseases, 'typhoid fever' and 'malarial fever'. 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 symbols to illustrate fatal cases of typhoid and malaria throughout the city. One symbol is used for typhoid cases and another is used for cases of malaria. Cases are scattered throughout the city, including two cases of typhoid at Georgetown University.
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 a couple examples held in institutional archives.
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.