New York: Charles Magnus, 12 Frankfort Street, [1860s]. Bird's-Eye View of the City, featuring the unfinished Washington Monument. The image is 4-1/2" x 7-1/2", on a lettersheet 11-3/4" x 9- 1/4". Untrimmed, chipped along blank edges. Else Very Good.
Magnus is listed at 12 Frankfort St. in New York City directories for 1861 through 1867 [Pop Music Collection online site of Middle Tennessee State U.]. Although construction of the Washington Monument began in 1848, it was not completed until 1884. The image depicts the Monument as it was conceived, before final design and alterations. Item #33572