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  • A map of the town of Rhinebeck in the County of Dutchess : surveyed in December 1797 and January 1798 /

    Relief shown pictorially. Shows roads, churches, mills, the Hudson River with landings identified by name. Pen and ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the left. Copy imperfect: Minor losses and fading, some staining. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Dealer: Boston Rare Maps, Southhampton, MA Acquisitions control no. 2010-017

    • Contributor: Thompson, Alexander
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1797-17
  • Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of t[he] United States : projected agreeable to the direction of the President of the United States, in pursuance of ...

    The earliest extant plan of Washington D.C., known as "The L'Enfant Plan." At upper right: Office, Commissioner of Public Buildings, D.C. Dark and light inks, watercolors, and lead pencil annotations (some erased). Watermarks: GR, TB, [crown over fleur-de-lis in shield]. Originally drawn on 2 sheets. Brittle, torn, faded, missing edge and interior sections, varnished, darkened, and housed between sheets of glass in wooden frame. ...

    • Contributor: L'Enfant, Pierre Charles - United States. Commissioner of Public Buildings
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1791
  • Plan of Charles Town, Maryland.

    Cadastral survey map showing lot/tract lines, lot numbers, public lands, street names, and some acreages. Relief shown by form lines. Also shows "The Lord Properiators [sic] two lots." Oriented with north toward the upper right. Manuscript: pen-and-ink (dark brown). Original sheet and backing hemmed by cloth strips at the 4 edges. Imperfect: Mottled, fold-lined, missing small sections at sheet edges/fold lines. Includes notes and ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • A map of Philadelphia and parts adjacent : with a perspective view of the State-House /

    Rural buildings shown pictorially with occupants' names. First state of the 1st ed. (without the name "West Jersey" at lower right). Signed in ink on cloth backing: Alex. Stuart. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text, distance table, and ground-level view of the Statehouse (later Independence Hall). Purchased with funding support from J. Thomas Touchton, Mr. ...

    • Contributor: Scull, Nicholas - Heap, George - Hebert, L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1752
  • Map of part of the city of Washington shewing the situation of the mansion house, grave yard & buildings belonging to Mr. Notley Young : original proprietor of that part of the ...

    Shows block numbers, buildings by type of occupancy, fences, and street names. Covers area along Potomac River waterfront between E and L streets S.W. Drawn by Nicholas King. Black and brown inks, watercolors, with additions in lead pencil. Watermarks: HR, GR (with coat-of-arms under crown). Originally drawn on 2 sheets. Accompanied by fact sheet dated 2/76. 1 sheet : ms. ; 73 x 61 ...

    • Contributor: King, N. (Nicholas) - King, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1796
  • [Site of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., in relation to pre-1790 landholdings].

    Shows boundaries and names of original landholdings. Indicates "Approximate position of L. of C.--located by a later survey." "Traced from a map in 'Potomac Flats Case,' vol. VI." Lead pencil. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1790
  • Plan des havres de Port Antonio et de Saint Francois : situés a la coste du nord est de l'isle de la Jamaique.

    Soundings shown in fathoms. Oriented with north to the left. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1944 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. "Tome I, no. 60." From the author's Le petit atlas maritime. 1764. Vault AACR2: 100

    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1764
  • Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of the United States : projected agreeable to the direction of the President of the United States, in pursuance of ...

    "I certify that this is a true copy of the original in this office, John Stewart, civil engineer in charge of records, 10th Oct'r 1882." Facsim. of the L'Enfant plan showing part of the street system of the original. Original version: [1791]. Includes text, notes, and descriptive index of "References." At lower right: N.I. LC copies halved and mounted on cloth backing. Copy 2 ...

    • Contributor: L'Enfant, Pierre Charles - Stewart, John - United States. Commissioner of Public Buildings
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1791
  • Attaques des retranchemens [sic] devant le Fort Carillon en Amérique : par les anglais commandés par le général Abercrombie contre les français aux ordres du Marquis de Montcalm le 8 juillet 1758 ...

    Relief shown by hachures. Alternate title at lower right: Plan du Fort Carillon. Watermark: [Crown over fleur-de-lis]. Includes index of "Renvois." At foot of index: C.P.S.C.M. In left lower margin: Lit. c. Nro. 11. LC copy has binding strip attached along left edge and is annotated in ink at upper right: 25. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ...

    • Contributor: Therbu, L. - Coentgen, Heinrich Hugo
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1758
  • Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of t[he] United States : projected agreeable to the direction of the President of the United States, in pursuance of ...

    At upper right: Office, Commissioner of Public Buildings, D.C. Lacks printer's statement. Facsim. of ms. L'Enfant plan. Original version: [1791]. Includes texts containing letters dated "Washington ... 1887," text printed below "N.I.," notes, descriptive index of "References," and U.S.C. & G.S. insigne. At lower right: N.I. In right upper margin: No. 3035a price 50 cents. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Contributor: L'Enfant, Pierre Charles - U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey - United States. Commissioner of Public Buildings
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1791
  • Luxembourg, une fortresse tres-celebre de la duché de cette nom dans Pais-Bas /

    Relief shown by hachures. Title and index in French and German; text in German. Appears in Seutter's Grosser Atlas worinnen enthalten alle die jenige geographisches Universal-Special- und Particular-Mappen, mit über die mehresten gedrukten alphabetischen Registern, 1734. Includes text, index to points of interest, inset panoramic "Prospect der Statt Luxemburg" at bottom, bar "Echelle de deux cent toises", ill., and coat-of-arms. Available also through the ...

    • Contributor: Seutter, Matthaeus
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 173?
  • Plan of a tract of land called Port Royal, covered by part of the city of Washington /

    Cadastral map showing boundaries of Port Royal and its subsections in relation to the city street system. Covers area bounded by Q, 1st, F, and 18th streets N.W. Shows block numbers and dimensions. In lower margin: I certify that this plat is a true copy of the original in this office, Wm. Forsyth, Surveyor of the City of Washington. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Torn, missing ...

    • Contributor: District of Columbia. Office of the Surveyor - Forsyth, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1790-17
  • [Dotted line map of Washington, D.C., 1791, before Aug. 19th].

    Shows survey lines and proposed public squares parks. Relief shown by hachures. Title from LC G&M Div. preliminary map shelflist card. Ms. survey map drawn by P.C. L'Enfant. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Black and col. inks, watercolors. In black ink at lower left: Note. All the lines coloured red are finished and those coloured yellow are intended to be compleated this ...

    • Contributor: L'Enfant, Pierre Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1791
  • Plan of the city of Washington.

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Also covers Georgetown. "Published by J. Stockdale Piccadilly 16th Sep'r 1798." From Isaac Weld's Travels through the states of North America ..., 1799. LC copies mounted on cloth backing. Copy 1 also fold-lined. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 1298 2 copies Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Weld, Isaac - Stockdale, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1798
  • Ierusalem.

    Relief shown pictorially. Includes index. Includes nine illustrations. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Jagen, Jan Van
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 177?
  • Hamburgh in red, the city in green : [Washington D.C.].

    Partial cadastral map showing Washington D.C. street system superimposed on the earlier Hamburg street plan. Shows Hamburg lots, lot numbers, and dimensions. Covers area bounded by 27th, H, and 17th streets N.W., and the Potomac waterfront. LC copy fold-lined and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1790-17
  • [Property survey of that part of Prince Georges County, Maryland, later to become central Washington D.C.].

    Cadastral survey of tracts identified as Duddington Manor, New Troy, Gordons Meadows, Gleanings, Elinor, Bealls Leveles, Duddington Pasture, etc. Photocopy of ms. survey map. Oriented with north to the right. Originally printed on 2 sheets. Includes text and notes. LC copy mounted on cloth backing. Typewritten label affixed to cloth backing of LC copy: Photostat from negative in the Department of Justice--an exhibit in ...

    • Contributor: Priggs, John F. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1760
  • Anlanyuan zhi Jianshan qi zuo dao li tu shuo : di san zhan.

    Covers from Anlan Yuan of Haining Zhou in Zhejiang Sheng to Jian Shan in the east coast. The road is ca. 81 kilometers in length. Shows section of road in Haining Zhou, possibly constructed in Ming Dynasty and repaired in Qing Dynasty. Pictorial map. Wood block print. Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Previous call ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1765
  • Plan of the city of Washington in the territory of Columbia : ceded by the states of Virginia and Maryland to the United States of America, and by them established as the ...

    Shows block numbers and proposed government buildings. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Also covers Georgetown. Watermark: [crown over fleur-de-lis]. Includes text, notes, and coat-of-arms. Copy 1 fold-lined and mounted on cloth backing. Copy 2 soiled, brittle, torn, missing small sections, trimmed, and mounted on cloth backing. Copy 3 has numerous scratch marks, and is believed to be a "late pull" from ...

    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew - Thackara & Vallance
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1792
  • A plan of the island of Burlington : and a view of the city from the River Delaware /

    Cadastral map showing buildings, lot lines, orchards, and gardens. Oriented with north toward the lower left. Includes index to points of interest and panoramic view at bottom of sheet. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy fold-lined, mottled, annotated in red ink to show new street, mounted on cloth backing, edged with cloth. LC sheet photocopied ...

    • Contributor: Birch, William Russell - M. Carey (Firm)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1797
  • Ierusalem, cum suburbiis, prout tempore Christi floruit, accurate notatis omnibus insignibus et praecipuè iis locis... /

    Relief shown pictorially. German. Titles in Latin and German. Shows Jerusalem during the time of Christ. Includes descriptive text in German. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Seutter, Matthaeus - Adrichem, Christiaan Van
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1730
  • Plan of the city of Washington in the territory of Columbia : ceded by the states of Virginia and Maryland to the United States of America, and by them established as the ...

    Reprint of the Andrew Ellicott 1792 map of Washington D.C. At head of title: To front p. 636. At bottom: Engraved for Encyclopædia Perthensis. Differs from other 1792 ed. (76-696408) in having the Encyclopædia Perthensis statement at bottom of plate. At upper right: Plate III. Watermark: 1794. Includes text. LC copy backed with rice paper [?], has paper strip affixed to verso, trimmed. Available ...

    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1792
  • [Plan of Kingston] /

    Cadastral map showing lot numbers. Title supplied by cataloger. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Annotated in black ink on verso: No. 73. Plan of Kingston, Jamaica. Includes text and ill. Latin American port cities no. 38

    • Contributor: Hay, Michael
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1745
  • Sketch of Washington in embryo : viz., previous to its survey by Major L'Enfant, 1792 /

    Cadastral map showing landholdings in central Washington with owners' names. Facsim. of 1874 map compiled by E.F.M. Faehtz and F.W. Pratt. Original version: [Washington? : s.n.], 1874. Includes text. LC copy fold-lined, laminated, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Faehtz, E. F. M. (Ernest F. M.) - Pratt, F. W. - Toner, Joseph M. (Joseph Meredith) - Seibert, S. R. - Capitol Centennial Committee (U.S.) - Faehtz, E. F. M.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1792
  • Plan of the inlet, strait, & town of St. Augustine.

    Scale ca. 1:9,100. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. "No. 9." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1636 LC Luso-Hispanic World, 907 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault. AACR2

    • Contributor: Roworth, Sam
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1760