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Fine pictorial map of Washington, D.C., drawn by Oliver Whitwell Wilson, published by Henrietta Lintner and distributed by Brentano's Bookstore.

The map illustrates numerous government buildings monuments and throughout the city, including

  • Capitol Building
  • White House
  • Supreme Court
  • Washington Monument
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • National Gallery of Art
  • Reflecting Pool
  • Ford's Theater
  • Library of Congress
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Naval Observatory
  • Union Station.
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Pentagon, not even ten years old at the time, is also illustrated. Rosslyn is labeled.

Outside Washington to the north, several roads are labeled, as are Rock Creek Park, the Army Medical Center, the U.S. Soldier's Home, Catholic University, and, along the horizon, Bethesda, Maryland. George Washington's coat of arms is illustrated in the upper right quadrant at the center of a compass. In the lower right sits a decorative title cartouche featuring an illustration of the Capital, the Washington Monument, and a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States.

An index of ninety different locations throughout the city is situated along both the left and right borders and includes federal buildings, municipal buildings, scientific and art institutions, stores, theaters, hotels, and restaurants.  

This would seem to be the first edition, with another edition issued in a different color scheme in 1948.