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Rare birdseye view of Washington, DC, published and sold by Casimir Bohn, in Washington, in 1849, and lithographed by Edward Weber & Co.
The view shows the City from the Portico of the Capitol Building, with vignettes of the following surrounding:
Pennsylvania Avenue is shown in the center, proceeding away from the view, with the Treasury Department at the far end of the Street.
The view probably shows the city as it looked in 1848, although the Washington Monument was not yet built and its depiction, including a base that was never constructed, is based on the architect's design. The monument is shown between the Observatory and the Smithsonian Institution.
One of the best early views of Washington, DC.
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