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  • Library site : [Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.].

    Covers site of Library of Congress Jefferson and Adams buildings and surrounding squares. "Traced from a plat map, about 1861, in Division of Maps." Lead pencil. Fold-lined. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1900
  • Map of the city of Washington : for use of the Engineer Commissioner, District of Columbia.

    Shows block numbers, alleys, parks, and major buildings. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy soiled, torn, missing edge sections, and annotated in red ink. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Office of the Engineer Commissioner D.C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1883
  • Washington and suburbs, District of Columbia, showing permanent system of highways /

    Partial cadastral map showing radial distances, block numbers, and landowners' names for outlying tracts. Includes inset and advertisement. LC copy brittle, lacking internal sections, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Weller, F. R.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1902
  • Plan placing the current channel of the Potomac permanently along the wharves of Washington D.C. /

    Signed ms. sketch map. Watercolor (blue, brown, and black) and lead pencil. LC copy soiled, brittle, and missing edge sections including cartographic content. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP Vault

    • Contributor: Clinton, Thos. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Map of the city of Washington.

    Shows block numbers. Includes directory of "Width of streets and avenues." LC copy mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1905
  • Morrison's map of the country about Washington.

    LC copy 1 torn along fold lines. Copy 2 mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies DCP

    • Contributor: Morrison, J. R. D.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1888
  • [Map of the city of Washington and suburbs, District of Columbia].

    Partial cadastral map showing some lots in suburban areas. Also shows block numbers and major buildings. Title devised by cataloger. India ink. All block numbers and some place-names are printed on small labels and pasted on in appropriate position. Halved and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • Plan of the city of Washington.

    At upper left: Literary Magazine. From Literary magazine and British review, Jan. 1793, opp. p. 49 (AP3.L62). "Published as the Act directs Feb. 1, 1793 for the Proprietors by J. Good, Bond Street." Includes latitude/longitude statement and coat-of-arms. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy fold-lined, laminated, mounted on cloth backing, accompanied by photocopy at larger ...

    • Contributor: Good, J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1793
  • [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
  • [Sketch plan for landscaping the grounds of the President's House, ca. 1802-05].

    Title from accompanying photocopied pages. Drawn by different hands. Attributed variously to Benjamin Latrobe, Robert Mills, and Thomas Jefferson. Pen-and-ink with lead pencil additions. Soiled, wrinkled, fold-lined, and torn. Accompanied by handwritten letter in ink, headed "The Library of Congress," that erroneously identifies plan as "Capitol Grounds." [1] sheet ; 26 x 21 cm. Also accompanied by photocopied pages from book : The President's ...

    • Contributor: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1802
  • Map of the city of Washington D.C. : established as the permanent seat of the government of the U.S. of Am. /

    Shows block numbers, wards, built-up areas, and major buildings. Also covers Georgetown. Includes inset "Map of the District of Columbia," statistical tables, and ill. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copies shellacked, missing small edge sections, halved, and mounted on cloth backing. Phillips. Washington 1376 2 copies Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Keily, James
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • Map of the city of Washington /

    Shows block numbers, wards, and government buildings. Mounted on cloth backing and edged in imitation leather. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington, 1320 Vault DCP

    • Contributor: De Krafft, F. C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1828
  • City of Washington, statistical maps /

    Covers city within the old limits (Florida Av. etc.) and Georgetown. Relief shown by contours and gradient tints on map 2. Title from accompanying title sheet. Common title on map sheets at upper right: City of Washington. Titles of contents from accompanying title sheet. Individual titles on the map sheets differ from those on the title sheet (are longer). Some maps include statistical table. ...

    • Contributor: Greene, F. V.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1880

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  • Plan von Washington.

    Shows wards, built-up areas, and major buildings. Also covers Georgetown. Title, scale heading, and note in German. Place-names in English. In left upper margin: Meyer's Handatlas. In lower margin: Aus der Geographischen Graviranstalt des Bibliographischen Instituts zu Hildburghausen-Amsterdam, Paris, u. Philadelphia. Includes note, Capitol floorplan, and index to points of interest. "No. 61." LC copy soiled, fold-lined, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1845
  • Plan of the city of Washington /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Also covers Georgetown. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy fold-lined and mounted on cloth backing. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Jaettnig, Karl
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1800
  • Plan of the city of Washington : the capitol [sic] of the United States of America /

    Shows wards and major buildings. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1872 by S. Augustus Mitchell ... at Washington." "26." LC copy accompanied by typewritten information slip: [From] Mitchell's new general atlas, S. Augustus Mitchell, Philadelphia, 1873. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Gamble, W. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • Johnson's Georgetown and the city of Washington : the capital of the United States of America /

    Shows wards, block numbers, extent of built-up area, and major buildings. Includes ill. Part of atlas gazetteer on verso. "34." LC copy accompanied by typewritten information card: [From] Johnson's new illustrated family atlas, Johnson & Ward, New York, 1864. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Johnson and Ward
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Plat of the sub-division of part of a tract of land called "Fletchalls Goodwill" : situated near Brightwood, Washington County D.C. /

    Cadastral map showing lot dimensions, acreages, and numbers. "Dec. 14th 1881." Accompanied by ms. sketch map of part of D.C. with date 1758. 1 sheet : ms., pencil ; 19 x 25 cm. Includes notes and acreage table. LC copies mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault 2 copies DCP

    • Contributor: Carpenter, D.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • The altograph of Washington City, or, stranger's guide :

    Selected points of interest shown pictorially. "Entered according to Act of Congress ... 1892 by James T. DuBois ..." Area beyond city limits not drawn to scale. Includes directory of "Where to go." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copies halved and mounted on cloth backing. 2 copies DCP

    • Contributor: Dubois, James T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1892
  • The city of Wshington and environs : 1895.

    Includes index to points of interest printed in red. LC copy fold-lined, annotated in pencil, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1895
  • Map of Washington, D.C., and environs : with marginal numbers and measuring tape attachment for instantly locating points of interest within a radius of twenty miles from the Capitol /

    Covers part of D.C., not "a radius of twenty miles from the Capitol." Depths shown by soundings. Includes inset, sector diagram, and source materials notes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copies shellacked, halved, and lacking index. Copy 1 lacks radial tape measure. 2 copies DCP

    • Contributor: Silversparre, Axel
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1887
  • 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. Watermarks: I Taylor, GR, [crown over fleur-de-lis]. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text and notes. LC copies torn, annotated in ink on recto, annotated in ink and pencil on verso to give partial cadastral maps of selected blocks, and mounted on transparent cloth backing. Phillips. Washington 1278 2 ...

    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1792
  • Topographical map of the District of Columbia /

    Partial cadastral map showing some landowners' names in rural areas. Relief shown by contours. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Oriented with north toward the upper left. LC copy 1 mounted on cloth backing. Copy 2 soiled, annotated in lead and col. pencils, and missing corner sections. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies DCP

    • Contributor: Boschke, A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1880
  • [Map of Washington D.C. showing wood, concrete, and stone street pavements].

    Also shows block and ward numbers. Hand col. to show street paving types for 1872 and 1873. At head of legend: Nov. 1st 18[missing] pavements. Base map title: Map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia : established as the permanent seat of the government of the United States of America / W.J. Stone sc. Wash'n. Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • Lanier Heights.

    Scale ca. 1:1,625. Manuscript; pen-and-ink and pencil. Cadastral map. From the Breckinridge family papers. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP AACR2: 651/1; 650/2; 650/3

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1890