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  • Panoramic view of Washington City from the new dome of the Capitol, looking east /

    1 print : lithograph, color ; 54.3 x 85.5 cm. (sheet) | Bird's-eye view of Washington, D.C. looking east with the U.S. Capitol in the foreground.

    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1857
  • Plan of the city of Washington /

    Printed from the same plate as the map appearing in The universal asylum, and Columbian magazine, Philadelphia, Mar. 1792. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes latitude/longitude statement. LC copy 1 mounted on cloth backing and annotated in lead pencil: 1st printed edition of the L'Enfant plan. Copy 2 trimmed and mounted on cloth backing. Phillips. Washington ...

    • Contributor: L'Enfant, Pierre Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1792
  • Birdseye view of the National Capital, including the site of the proposed World's Exposition of 1892 and Permanent Exposition of the Three Americas /

    Oriented with north toward the upper left. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP AACR2

    • Contributor: Johnson, E. Kurtz
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1888
  • [Plan of Hamburg, later part of Washington D.C.].

    Cadastral map showing lot numbers and street widths. Pen-and-ink. Oriented with north to the left. Torn, fold-lined, and mounted on tracing linen. Survey data at upper left including Washington D.C. street names. Unidentified map in lead pencil and inked annotations including the name "Stevenson" in large script on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington, ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1800
  • Plan of the city of Washington /

    Relief shown by hachures. Watermark: SL. Includes latitude/longitude statement. LC copy accompanied by printed exhibit caption slip, mounted on cloth backing, and annotated in pencil in lower margin: The final version of the L'Enfant Plan, probably printed in 1794 ... Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: L'Enfant, Pierre Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1794
  • Map of Georgetown, 1796 /

    Partial cadastral map showing some landowners' names. India ink. Torn, mounted on cloth backing, and with red-star seals affixed near examiners' names. Includes inset, examination and registration statements, and clerk's and examiners' names. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Bastert, A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870
  • 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.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1796
  • The monumental and commercial center of the national capital and the surrounding residential neighborhoods : three dimensional map of central Washington /

    VA 826-757 U.S. Copyright Office Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Axonometric aerial view of central area bounded by 30th St. N.W., P St. N.W.-N.E., 3rd St. N.E.-S.E., M St. S.E.-S.W., and Boundary Channel S.W. Shows all buildings including individual row houses, roadways, walkways, parklands, open spaces, and individual trees. Also issued folded to 11 x 27 ...

    • Contributor: Joseph Passonneau and Partners
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1996
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1792
  • Plat of the Bladensburg Turnpike and old road to Carrollsburg.

    Also shows Maryland Avenue N.E. India ink, watercolor, and pencil. On cloth backing in pencil: From the files of the Society of Oldest Inhabitants. One of 12 maps. Edged with brown cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1888
  • 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 and Washington block numbers and dimensions. Covers area bounded by 27th, H, and 17th streets N.W., and the Potomac waterfront. Black and brown inks, watercolor, and lead pencil. Originally drawn on 5 sheets, assembled to 1, quartered, and mounted on cloth backing. Stained and missing small ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1790
  • James E. Clements' map of Washington City and surrounding country.

    Stephenson. Cartography of northern Virginia, pl. 88 Includes text and col. ill. Text on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy torn and mounted on cloth backing. DCP

    • Contributor: Clements, James E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1891
  • Frogland, Georgetown D.C. & H. Balls lot, Viginia [sic].

    Cadastral survey maps. Title in ink on verso. "Done for Mr. William Redin." At upper left in large letters: W. Redin Esq. From the Taggart Estate papers. Brown and black inks with additions in lead pencil. Soiled and cracked along edges. On verso in ink: Index no. 58, page 2. No. 58. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1800
  • Topographical map of the District of Columbia /

    Partial cadastral map showing some householders' names, individual buildings, and vegetation. Relief shown by contours and hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Also covers Virginia shoreline zone. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861, by D. McClelland, Blanchard & Mohun, Hugh B. Sweeny, and Thos. Blagden, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia." Oriented ...

    • Contributor: Boschke, A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map showing the townsite of Port-Angeles and vicinty /

    Includes inset of the coast of Washington. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Ware, W. J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1891
  • Upper Potomac park project to preserve the Great Falls and Palisades of the Potomac /

    Covers Potomac River Valley between Watkins Island and Long Bridge. Shows existing and proposed parks. "September--1927." "Chart 28." "39872-29. (Face p. 60.) No. 1." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Partially typewritten in upper margin of LC copy: [From the] National Capital Park and Planning Commission's "Plans and Studies--Washington and Vicinity ... 1928." DCP

    • Contributor: United States. National Capital Park and Planning Commission
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1928
  • 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
  • Plat of survey of lots C and D in sq. 100, Georgetown D.C. /

    Cadastral survey map of 4 lots at the northwest corner of 31st and P streets N.W. Red ink, black ink, and lead pencil. Watermark: The American linen paper. Mounted on cloth backing. Includes notes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 524 Vault DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • View of the city of Washington in 1792.

    Cadastral map showing named land tracts with owners' names. Selected buildings and trees shown pictorially. Planimetric map--not bird's-eye view. Also shows townsites of Georgetown, Hamburgh, and Carrollsburg. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy accompanied by D.C. Sesquicentennial exhibition caption, Apr. 1950-Apr. 1951: 9. Pre-District plantations. LC copy darkened, fold-lined, lacking small sections along edges, and ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Map of property purchased from the United States by Wm. T. Dove, Esq., south half of square no. 3 in the city of Washington : colored red, also the origl. boundary of ...

    "6th November 1854." Partial cadastral map showing block and lot numbers, lot boundaries, and dimensions. Covers southeastern Georgetown and Foggy Bottom waterfront areas. At head of title: (Copy). India ink, col. ink, and watercolor. Stained and halved. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 1382 Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Forsyth, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • A correct map of the city of Washington : capital of the United States of America : lat. 38.53 n., long. 0.0 /

    Shows block numbers. Also covers Georgetown. "Entered according to Act of Congress on the 31th [sic] day of January 1820 by Peter Force of the District of Columbia." From Peter Force's A national calendar, 1820. Includes ill. and index to points of interest. Mounted on cloth backing, edged in imitation leather, and annotated in lead pencil: 1820. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Stone, William James
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1820
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1792
  • 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
  • Plat of that part of the Washington & Rockville Turnpike Road lying within the District of Columbia /

    Covers the presentday Georgia Avenue N.W. between Florida Avenue and the District line. At upper edge: Aug't 5, 1820. Title from verso. Alternate title at head of text: District of Columbia, Washington County, pt. Pen-and-ink and lead pencil. Watermark: D Ames (with U.S. coat-of-arms). Folded-lined and mounted on cloth backing. Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ...

    • Contributor: Elgar, Joseph
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1820
  • Fairport, N.Y.

    Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 560.1 LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 984 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Indexed for points of interest. On verso: Panoramic view of the city of Walla-Walla, W.T., county seat of Walla-Walla Co., 1884. AACR2

    • Contributor: Burleigh, L. R.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1885