Founded in 1790 along the banks of the Potomac, the planned city’s layout was influenced by the Baroque style and drafted by French architect, Pierre Charles L’Enfant. The National Mall, rendered in bright green, is expansive, taking up as much space as the main stretch of the Las Vegas Strip.
The Potomac River, depicted in blue, bisects the plate and is the border between Washington, D.C. and Virginia. The green areas along the Virginia side of the plate are Rock Creek Park, which is twice the size of Central Park, and the enormous Arlington National Cemetery.
These porcelain plates measure 12” across, with each city’s downtown core printed on a black background. Key buildings are represented with persimmon icons, while rivers and public spaces are shown in blue and green. Each plate is boxed and includes a key to the buildings and spaces included on the plate.