Very Old Map of Washington DC, 1795 by John Russell - Georgetown, White House, Capitol, White House, City Plan
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The first back-of-the-napkin plan of D.C. was put together in 1791, and the first official plans were published in 1792. You can see that the modern layout of the city is remarkably close to the original, more-than-220-year-old plan.
You can see that the President's House and Capitol Building have already been positioned, along with what we now know as the National Mall connecting the two buildings.
Notably Washington Monument is missing - because that was only erected later, to honour the first president of the US, George Washington.
I do have a later map that shows the Monument and a few other notable buildings, such as the Smithsonian.
Zoom into the listing images and see if you can spot your block!
This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16 inches (30x40cm), 16x20 inches (40x50cm) and 18x24 inches (45x60cm), but it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 100 inches (250cm) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options. Please note that the unframed 24x30 inch map has small white strips on each side that can be easily snipped off - or they may help you with framing. All other maps, and framed maps, look like the listing images.
The model in the listing images is holding the 20x16 inch (50x40cm) version of this map.
This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas or housewarming gift for someone from Washington D.C. or who feels particularly close to US politics.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame. We use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.