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  • 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. 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 75 cents. LC copies halved and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the ...

    • Contributor: L'Enfant, Pierre Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1887
  • Map of the city of Washington and surroundings /

    Partial cadastral map showing block numbers and landowners' names in rural areas. Includes note and index to points of interest. Text and blank area on verso. LC copy fold-lined and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Gedney, A. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1893
  • Map of the city of Washington.

    Shows block numbers, major buildings, and parks. Depths shown by soundings. Includes index to points of interest in red. LC copy fold-lined, laminated, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1890
  • Bird's-eye-view of Washington City, D.C.

    Perspective map not drawn to scale. LC copy mounted on cloth backing. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 107 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Indexed for points of interest. DCP AACR2

    • Contributor: Morrison, George A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1872
  • The plot of Carroll'sburgh : [part of Washington D.C.].

    Cadastral survey map showing lot numbers. Pen-and-ink. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Torn and fold-lined. Accompanied by index of lots: List of the original proprietors of the lots in Carrollsburg, with the numbers ... [6] p. : ms. ; 64 x 21 cm. or smaller, folded in leather binder 36 x 23 cm. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1790
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1795
  • [Survey map of part of S.W. and S.E. Washington D.C.].

    Covers area bounded by Q St. S.W./S.E., Anacostia River, S St. S.W., and Potomac River. Shows block outlines and numbers, street center-lines, base points, and dimensions. Does not show lots or land ownership. Title devised by cataloger. In pencil on paper slip affixed to cloth backing: Map found in an old closet in 1859 at Mt. Vernon exhibiting a portion of the city of ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1791
  • Map of the city of Washington /

    Shows block numbers, wards, and government buildings. Indexed for points of interest. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy fold-lined, trimmed, annotated in ink and pencil on recto and in ink on verso, and mounted on cloth backing. DCP

    • Contributor: De Krafft, F. C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1846
  • 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
  • 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 1861, by S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. ... Eastern District of Pennsylvania." "26." LC copy accompanied by typewritten information card: [From] Mitchell's new general atlas, S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., Philadelphia, 1865. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Gamble, W. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Topographical map of the District of Columbia and a portion of Virginia /

    Partial cadastral map showing landowners' names in rural areas of D.C. Also shows density of built-up area in city. Relief shown by contours. Depths shown by soundings. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Originally printed on 2 sheets. Includes source materials note. LC copies darkened, fold-lined, torn, quartered, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Contributor: Greene, F. V.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1884
  • 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 /

    Shows block numbers, wards, and government buildings. Includes indexed table of "References." LC copies soiled, halved, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 1348 2 copies Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Stone, William James
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1839
  • Maps accompanying the report of the operations of the Engineer Department of the District of Columbia : for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1891 : [Washington D.C.] /

    Relief shown by contours on map 2. On some maps: To Sept. 1st 1891 -- To Dec. 1st 1891. Title from accompanying title sheet. "To accompany the annual report of the Commissioners, District of Columbia, for the year ending June 30, 1891." Includes table of "Width of streets and avenues." Map 4 also includes index of shade-tree plantings. "D C 52 1." Available also ...

    • Contributor: Rossell, W. T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1892

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  • Plan of the city of Washington : seat of government of the United States /

    Shows block numbers, wards, existing and proposed government buildings, and radial distances from Capitol. Cover title: Washington City. "Entered according to Act of Congress on the 12 day of Nov. 1822 by S.A. Elliot of the District of Columbia." Accompanied by text: Washington in 1835, public buildings. 8 p. : tables ; 14 cm. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Contributor: Elliot, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1835
  • 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
  • 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 of the city of Washington : the capitol [sic] of the United States of America /

    Also covers Georgetown. Shows wards, major buildings, and streetcar lines. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1867 by S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. ... Eastern District of Pennsylvania." "30." LC copy accompanied by typewritten information card: [From] Mitchell's new general atlas, Philadelphia, 1869. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Gamble, W. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1869
  • Plat of Carrollsburg /

    Cadastral survey map showing lot numbers and some initials of proprietors. Alternate title in ink on verso: Plan of Carrollsburg that now forms a part of Washington City. Brown and red inks. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Originally drawn on 2 sheets. Fold-lined, missing small sections, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ...

    • Contributor: Deakins, Francis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • [Tax survey map of squares 671 and 672, N.E. Washington D.C.].

    Shows dimensions for the blocks bounded by New York Av., 1st, M, and North Capitol streets N.E. "Dec--13--1884." "Square 671 valued $2,125.00. Square 672 valued $17,440.00." Title devised by cataloger. India ink. Fold-lined. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 907 Vault DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1884
  • City of Washington.

    Shows wards, major buildings, and extent of built-up area. Also covers Georgetown. "Entered according to Act of Congress ... 1856 by Charles Desilver ... Eastern District of Pennsylvania." Includes Capitol floorplan and index to points of interest. "16." LC copy accompanied by typewritten information card: [From] New universal atlas, Cushings & Bailey, Baltimore, 1859. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Contributor: Desilver, Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1798
  • 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 /

    Shows block numbers, wards, and government buildings. Also has red-ink lines drawn in some streets to show utility (sewer?) system. Includes indexed table of "References." LC copy missing edge sections, mounted on cloth backing, and annotated in pencil in upper margin: Bet. 1835-1840. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 1348 Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Stone, William James
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1839
  • Plan of the west end of the public appropriation in the city of Washington, called the Mall : as proposed to be arranged for the site of the university /

    Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Edged in cloth and mounted on cloth backing. Accompanied by exhibit caption: 717. Latrobe's suggestion for the national university. [2] p. ; 11 cm. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes computations. Phillips. Washington 596 Vault DCP

    • Contributor: District of Columbia. Office of the Surveyor
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1816
  • Entwistle's handy map of Washington and vicinity : showing public buildings, churches, hotels, places of amusement, and lines of street rail roads.

    Also shows block numbers and radial distances from the Capitol. On accompanying directory: Entered in the Office of the Librarian of Congress in the year 1876, by J.C. Entwistle, of Washington, D.C. Does not have copyright statement in lower margin. Includes notes and sector diagram. LC copy 1 fold-lined, torn, and taped. Copy 2 soiled, trimmed, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through ...

    • Contributor: Entwistle, J. C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1876
  • [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