a: 5 x 8 3/8 in. (12.7 x 21.3 cm)
b: 8 3/8 x 5 in. (21.3 x 12.7 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
The March 1820 edition of The Analectic Magazine published this floor plan of the recently-opened House Chamber, along with a key indicating which Member sat where. It also contained the locations of building features such as columns and chimney flues, indicating an interest in architecture as well as the business of Congress. A portrait image of Speaker Henry Clay and a view of the West Front of the Capitol were also illustrated in this volume. This eclectic publication was dedicated to book reviews, biographies, poetry, translations from French journals, and “Miscellaneous Articles,” covering nearly any topic which may have interested an educated audience.