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  • Johnson's Georgetown and the city of Washington : the capital of the United States of America /

    Shows block numbers, wards, extent of built-up area, and major buildings. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes ill. "34." LC copy missing edge sections and accompanied by typewritten information card: [From] Johnson's atlas of the world, Johnson & Ward, New York, 1862. DCP

    • Contributor: Johnson and Ward
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • 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
  • Profile of 6th Street between Frederick and Market streets /

    Covers Dent Place between 33rd and 34th streets N.W., Georgetown, Washington D.C. From the Taggart Estate papers. Pen-and-ink with lead-pencil guidelines. Soiled and stained. Includes note and outline map of street. On verso in ink: Profile of 6th Street between Frederick & Market streets, 1858, Geotown D.C. No. 109, page 4. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. ...

    • Contributor: Carbery, Lewis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1858
  • [Map of part of Washington D.C. central business district in the vicinity of the Center Market and Tiber Creek].

    Covers area bounded by F, 6th, and 10th streets, and Constitution Avenue N.W. Shows block numbers. Pen-and-ink, lead pencil, and blue wash. Torn, stained, patched, and edged in cloth. Annotated on cloth backing in lead pencil: From the files of the Society of Oldest Inhabitants. Deposited by Henry C. Gauss in 1920's (?). One of 12 maps. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1800
  • Isometrical view of the Presidents House, the surrounding public buildings, and private residences : [Washington D.C.].

    Bird's-eye view of White House vicinity and Lafayette Park. Shows all buildings, individual trees, fences, sidewalks, etc. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Accompanied by letter from the White House, July 30, 1984. [2] leaves ; 28 x 21 cm. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy missing small edge sections and edged with cloth. ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1857
  • Plan of the city of Washington and territory of Columbia / engraved by W. & D. Lizars, Edin'r.

    Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes ill. of the Capitols at Richmond and Washington. LC copy fold-lined and taped. DCP

    • Contributor: Lizars, W. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1819
  • Map of the city of Washington (District of Columbia).

    General street map showing ward numbers within original city boundary. In right-hand margin: Season of 1870-71 will open on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1870. Includes index of "Public buildings" and advertisements. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: Brittle, fold-lined, torn, taped, missing small sections along sheet edges, probably removed from city directory. DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870
  • Chart of the head of navigation of the Potomac River shewing the route of the Alexandria Canal : made in pursuance of a resolution of the Alex'a Canal Company Oct. 1838 /

    Nautical chart with extensive annotations in col. and lead pencils to show proposed railroad routes connecting central Washington and Alexandria (Va.). Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Originally printed on 2 sheets. Includes note. LC copy soiled, stained, missing edge sections, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Stone, William James
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1838
  • Compendious chart exhibiting, at one view, the names of about thirteen hundred of the principal ports and places in the world, with their bearings per compass, and their distances expressed in geographical ...

    "Entered according to Act of Congress the 3rd day of April 1827, by P. Hawkes of the State of Pennsylvania." Includes text, compass rose, and ill. of Capitol. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 149 Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Hawkes, P.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1827
  • Showing new bridge proposed by S.R. Seibert 1865 : [Washington D.C.].

    Covers western part of central business district, West End, and Foggy Bottom. Shows proposed bridge from junction of 25th and E streets N.W. across Potomac River to Virginia. Relief shown by hachures. Title handwritten in ink at lower left. Extensively annotated in ink to show spot heights. LC copy soiled, fold-lined, missing sections at corners, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the ...

    • Contributor: Seibert, S. R.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • 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
  • Washington /

    Includes text. LC copy mounted on cloth backing and annotated in lead pencil in left margin: Proposed bridge L'Enfant. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Luffman, J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1815
  • Copy of map showing proposed extension of Sixteenth Street and widening of Columbia Road, Meridian Hill : shown me by Mr. Donald McPherson ... 12-4-93.

    Scale ca. 1:2,400. Manuscript; pen-and-ink and col. pencil. Cadastral map. From the Breckinridge family papers. Includes inset. Accompanied by statistical data sheet. (1 leaf ; 27 x 19 cm.) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP AACR2: 651/1; 650/2; 651/3; 651/4; 650/5; 650/6; 700/1

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1893
  • [Survey map of the White House grounds, Washington D.C.].

    Partial cadastral map. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Features shown existed in 1807 or later. Title devised by cataloger. Black, brown, and red inks, and lead pencil. Watermark: 1794. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 1170 Vault DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1800
  • [Cadastral survey map of the Hayman property, Georgetown, Washington D.C.].

    Shows "Lot sold to Canal Company." Title devised by cataloger. In lower margin in lead pencil: Survey of Hayman property. Pen-and-ink and lead pencil. Originally drawn on 2 sheets. Soiled, fold-lined, missing corner sections, and mounted on cloth backing. Title on LC G&M Div. prelim. shelflist card: [Survey of Hayman's property in Georgetown including] lots sold to Canal Company, 4-3-35. Available also through the ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1835
  • [Map of Carrollsburg showing its street and lot system with the later streets and lots of Washington D.C. superimposed] /

    Cadastral map showing lot and block numbers. Carrollsburg shown in red, Washington in green. India ink and watercolor. Soiled, missing small sections along edges, and mounted on cloth backing. Includes text and statement of certification by: Wm. Forsyth, Surveyor of the City of Washington DC. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: District of Columbia. Office of the Surveyor
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1858
  • Palisades of the Potomac, scenery unsurpassed : embracing the additions to Washington of Drovers Rest, White Haven, Toronto Heights, and River View, adjoining Washington and extending along the Potomac River on both ...

    Cadastral map. "June 23rd 1890." Alternate title at upper right: Palisades of the Potomac Land and Improvement Co.'s subdivision no. 1, being part of "White Haven." "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1890 by Jacob P. Clark and E.B. Cottrell, trustees ..." Includes text, notes, location map, and views of buildings and landscapes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web ...

    • Contributor: Brewer, H. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1890
  • [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
  • General plan for the extension of the U.S. Capitol grounds /

    Oriented with north to the left. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy 1 halved and mounted on cloth backing. LC copy 2 darkened, fold-lined, and torn. Phillips. Washington 301 2 copies. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Fraser, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1874
  • "Moore's Vacancy" : [Washington D.C.] /

    Cadastral survey map. "Surveyed 6th Nov'r 1848." On verso in lead pencil: From Joseph M. Toner papers. Pen-and-ink and lead pencil. Torn, missing small sections along edges, and faced with rice paper. Includes computations. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Carbery, Lewis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1848
  • [Drawing of part of Lanier Heights, Washington, D.C., showing residential lots].

    Scale not given. Manuscript; pen-and-ink and pencil. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Covers the 2 squares bounded by Lanier Place, Quarry Road, Columbia Road, and Adams Mill Road N.W. 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
  • The national capital, Washington, D.C. Sketched from nature by Adolph Sachse, 1883-1884.

    Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 110 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes illus., text, and advertisements. Vault DCP AACR2

    • Contributor: Sachse, Adolph
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1884
  • District of Columbia.

    Shows major streets and buildings. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Indexed for points of interest. "37." LC copy accompanied by typewritten information card: [From] Comprehensive atlas, T.G. Bradford, Boston, 1836 [LC: G1019.B72 1835]. DCP

    • Contributor: Bradford, T. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1835
  • 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
  • The City of Washington Birds-Eye view from the Potomac-looking North.

    1 print : lithograph, color ; 64.6 x 94 cm. (sheet) | Bird's-eye view of Washington, D.C. looking north from the Potomac River with the Washington Monument in the foreground; prominent building and place names are listed below the image.

    • Contributor: Currier & Ives
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1892