Map Description: A rare 1866 Map of Washington D.C. by American map publisher S. A. Mitchell Jr. Depicts the city shortly following Lincoln's assassination. Important buildings such as the capitol, the Arsenal, the Smithsonian Institute, the White House, etc. are individually drawn in, and labeled. Offers wonderful detail at the street level including references to parks, individual streets, piers, ferries, and important buildings. Colored coded with pastels according to city wards. Includes Georgetown. Based upon the original plan of Washington D. C. developed by French architect Pierre-Charles L'Enfant . Surrounded by the attractive floral border common to Mitchell atlases between 1860 and 1866. Prepared by S. A. Mitchell Jr. for inclusion as plate 26 in, the 1866 issue of Mitchell's New General Atlas . Like many American map publishers of this period, Mitchell did not regularly update his copyrights, consequently this map is dated and copyrighted to 1861: "Entered according to Act of Congress in, the Year 1861 by S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. in, the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the U.S. for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
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