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  • [Map of Washington D.C. metropolitan area showing roads and ferries as of 1792].

    Relief shown by contours. Base map title: Maryland--District of Columbia--Virginia, Washington sheet. Annotated in red ink to show early roads and ferries. Includes notes. LC copy stained, additionally annotated in lead pencil, and halved. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Geological Survey (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1792
  • Territory of Columbia.

    Relief shown by hachures. Facsim. of the 1793 topographic map of the District of Columbia by Andrew Ellicott. Original version: [Philadelphia? : s.n., 1793?]. Oriented with north toward the upper left. LC copies fold-lined and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies DCP

    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1793
  • The United States of North America, with the British & Spanish territories according to the treaty /

    Relief shown pictorially. Includes notes and ill. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Imperfect: Creased, soiled, small tears along edges of sheet. Acquisitions control no. 99-83

    • Contributor: Faden, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1783
  • Plan of the town of Alexandria in the District of Columbia, 1798 /

    Relief shown by hachures. Authorship attributed to George Gilpin in P.L. Phillips' A list of maps of America. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Phillips. Maps of America, p. 97 Stephenson. Cartography of northern Virginia, pl. 21 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes index to points of interest and notes. Phillips. Washington 2 DCP Vault

    • Contributor: Gilpin, George - Clarke, Thomas - Thomas, John V.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1798
  • Plan of the siege of the Havana surrenderid [sic] Aug. 12, 1762 to the English commanded by the Earl of Albemarle General and Sir George Pococke K.B. Admiral /

    Relief shown by shading. Oriented with north toward the lower left. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Insets: Castle of Morro -- Fort of Puntal. Views: View of the town of Havana taken from the harbour -- View of the coast of Cuba taken opposite the harbour of the Havannah from the sea. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions ...

    • Contributor: Hawk, James
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1762
  • 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. Also covers Georgetown. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Includes "Remarks" and coat-of-arms. LC copy 1 foxed, fold-lined, taped on verso, and accompanied by typewritten information card: [From] American atlas, for Winterbotham history, John Reid, New York, 1796. Copy 2 fold-lined, darkened, missing small edge sections, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the ...

    • Contributor: Reid, John - Rollinson, William - Wayland, Levi - Smith, Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1795
  • Plat of the land where on stands the town of Alexandria.

    Title from verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Washington, George
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1748
  • 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. Facsimile. Original version: Engrav'd by Thackara & Vallance Philad'a 1792. [Philadelphia : s.n., 1792]. Includes text, notes, and coat-of-arms. At top center: Plate no. 2340. In left upper margin: No. 3035 price 45 cents. LC copies variously soiled, torn, fold-lined, laminated, and mounted on cloth backing. ...

    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew - U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey - Thackara & Vallance
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1792
  • Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans.

    Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1764
  • [Territory of Columbia].

    Relief shown by hachures. City boundary labelled: Out lines of the city of Washington with the grand avenues and principal streets leading through the public appropriations. Title from later printed ed. Pen-and-ink and watercolors. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Soiled and fold-lined. Accompanied by positive and negative photocopies of 3 letters dated 1793 relating to the map, 1 of which signed by: ...

    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1793
  • Plan of New Orleans.

    Oriented with North to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Pittman, Philip
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • 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
  • Stadt St. Domingo.

    Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. "No. 7." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1

    • Contributor: Fritzsch, C. F. - Chedel, Quintin Pierre
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • Vue de Quebec, capitale du Canada.

    LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 1073.3 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes "Renvois" indicating 10 important buildings as seen from the east. Vault AACR2: 100; 440; 651/1

    • Contributor: Le Rouge, Georges Louis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • 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: Budgen, 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 variously soiled, torn, annotated in lead pencil, trimmed, edged with cloth stripping, and mounted on cloth backing. LC copies 1 and 3 have annotated notes on verso, in pencil of the city ...

    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew - Hill, Samuel - De Krafft, F. C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1792
  • Plan of part of the city of Washington shewing the situation of the buildings belonging to Mr. Dan'l Carroll of Duddington.

    Relief shown by hachures. Covers area bounded by 1st and 2nd streets and North and South Carolina avenues S.E., Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. Shows block numbers, dimensions, buildings, and function of buildings. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Watermarked: 1794, [fleur-de-lis]. Mounted on cloth backing. Accompanied by fact sheet. 1 sheet ; 61 x 46 cm. Includes note. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Contributor: King, N. (Nicholas) - King, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1796
  • [Iconografica rappresentatione della inclita città di Venezia consacrata al reggio serenissimo dominio veneto] /

    Shows principal buildings, gardens, foot bridges, etc. Title from illustration in Cassini's Piante e vedute prospettiche di Venezia. Eight sheets pasted together, sectioned, and mounted on cloth. Includes dedication, poem, and ill. In ink on verso of upper right, partially effaced by mounting: Gacca di G. Chiara 25. In ink in lower right corner: Acc. No. 2443 X. In ink on blue bordered label ...

    • Contributor: Ughi, Lodovico - Baroni, Giuseppe
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1729
  • 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. Also covers Georgetown. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. "L. Wayland and C. Smith 1795" deleted from publisher's statement. Includes "Remarks" and coat-of-arms. LC copy soiled, edged in cloth stripping, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Reid, John - Rollinson, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1795
  • Accurater Prospect und Grundris der Königl. Gros-Britan̄isch. Haupt- und Residentz-Stadt London /

    Inset view of London: Prospect der Königl. Haupt und Residentz Stadt London. 15 x 56 cm. Includes two illustrations: Whitehall and the Bourse. Hand written text in German on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Homann, Johann Baptist
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1740
  • About this Collection - Cities and Towns - Collections

    This category includes maps that depict individual buildings to panoramic views of large urban areas. These maps record the evolution of cities illustrating the development and nature of economic activities, educational and religious facilities, parks, street patterns and widths, and transportation systems.

    • Date: 1500
  • Map of the State of Maryland laid down from an actual survey of all the principal waters, public roads, and divisions of the counties therein; describing the situation of the cities, towns, ...

    Scale ca. 1:300,000. Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: Scattered holes and general deterioration. Includes "Plan of the city of Washington and Territory of Columbia" and a dedication. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Griffith, Dennis - Thackara, James - Vallance, J. (John)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1795
  • 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," notes, descriptive index of "References," and U.S.C. & G.S. insigne. Lacks text below "N.I." At lower right: N.I. In right upper margin: No. 3035a price 50 cents. Some copies have: ... 75 cents. LC copy 1 ...

    • Contributor: L'Enfant, Pierre Charles - U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey - United States. Commissioner of Public Buildings
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1791
  • This plan of the city of Philadelphia and its environs (showing the improved parts) /

    Relief shown by hachures. Also shows all buildings, names of wharves and landings along the Delaware riverbank, wooded areas, and tract lines beyond the city borders. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy halved for folding, mounted on cloth backing, and edged with blue-and-white cloth border. Wheat & Brun no. 468. Includes notes, index to points ...

    • Contributor: Hills, John - Cooke, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1796
  • Plan du port de St. Augustin dans la Floride.

    Scale ca. 1:100,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in feet. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1641 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1764
  • Plan of the town of Baltimore and it's [sic] environs.

    Scale ca. 1:9,000. Relief shown by hachures. Pictorial map. Indexed to points of interest. LC copy annotated in pencil. Inscribed "Presented by Robt Bruce Fowler, December 14, 1841" Wheat & Brun. Maps and Charts (1978 ed.) 522 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2

    • Contributor: Folie, A. P. - Poupard, James
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1792