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  • 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
  • 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
  • Geographical, statistical, and historical map of the District of Columbia /

    Relief shown by hachures. Title at head of text: District of Columbia. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Includes text and statistical tables. At upper right: No. 21. LC copy stained, fold-lined, and accompanied by typewritten information card: [From] American atlas, published by H.C. Car[e]y & I. Leo [sic], Philadelphia, 1827. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ...

    • Contributor: H.C. Carey & I. Lea (Firm)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1827
  • B.H. Warner & Co.'s Map showing a bird's-eye view of the city of Washington and suburbs : locating the public buildings and places of interest /

    Shows block numbers. Selected points of interest and relief shown pictorially. Includes advertisements. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copies mounted on cloth backing. 2 copies DCP

    • Contributor: Gedney, A. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • [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
  • Washington, the beautiful capital of the nation /

    Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye view. Oriented with north toward the upper right. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 111.2 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. In left lower margin: A.B. Graham Co., Wash., D.C. LC copy 1 brittle and torn along fold lines. LC copy 2 halved and mounted on cloth backing. 2 copies DCP ...

    • Contributor: Olsen, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1921
  • Baist's real estate atlas of surveys of Washington, District of Columbia : complete in four volumes /

    Phillips 1506 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Baist, G. Wm.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1907

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  • Birds eye view of the city of Washington from the dome of the U.S. Capitol Looking west /

    1 print : lithograph ; 58.4 x 90 cm. (sheet) | Bird's-eye view of Washington, D.C. with vignettes of prominent government and cultural buildings, and monuments depicted along the sides and bottom of the image.

    • Contributor: A. Sachse & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1860
  • Plan showing proposed method of laying out the public grounds at Washington /

    Covers The Mall between Capitol grounds and 17th St. N.W. Also covers adjacent areas including "Parade or President's Park," White House grounds, future Federal Triangle, and Washington Canal. At foot of title: February 1851. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Pen-and-ink, blue watercolor, and [lead?] pencil. Faded, soiled, varnished [?], and cracked. Originally drawn on 2 sheets. Includes bar scale in feet (2,000) ...

    • Contributor: Downing, A. J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • 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
  • Plan of New City in the District of Columbia : half a mile from Washington /

    Cadastral survey map of Ivy City, Washington D.C. "Recorded in Vol. 2 of 'Record of County Surveys,' page 76." Pen-and-ink. Fold-lined and mounted on cloth backing. 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: 1873
  • A map of Georgetown in the District of Columbia /

    Cadastral map showing lot numbers. Includes 2 insets and index of selected lots. Stained, missing small sections, annotated in lead pencil, annotated in ink to show city streets east of Rock Creek, extensively watercolored to show unidentified districts and letters, has printed ill. affixed at top, bordered to india ink, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Contributor: Bussard, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1830
  • Plan of the city of Washington : seat of government of the United States.

    Shows block numbers, wards, existing and planned government buildings, and radial distances from Capitol. "Entered according to Act of Congress on the 12 day of Nov. 1822 by S.A. Elliot of the District of Columbia." From William Elliot's The Washington guide, 1822. Includes indexed table of points of interest. LC copy fold-lined, missing edge and interior sections, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also ...

    • Contributor: Elliot, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1822
  • [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
  • 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
  • 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," 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 50 cents. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Contributor: L'Enfant, Pierre Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1887
  • 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," 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. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ...

    • Contributor: L'Enfant, Pierre Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1887
  • 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
  • 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
  • Territory of Columbia /

    Relief shown by hachures. Printed along city boundary: Out lines of the city of Washington with the grand avenues and principal streets leading through the public appropriations. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Roads watercolored in brown and estuary in light blue. Missing edge section, stained, fold-lined, mounted on cloth backing, and edged with leatherette strips. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1794
  • Territoire de Columbia /

    Relief shown by hachures. On verso of cardboard mat frame: "Territoire de Columbia," published by Warden in Paris, 1820. Edward Stead, 1941. In upper margin at right: Tome 5, Page 1re. Oriented with north toward the upper left. LC copy taped to mat frame. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP Vault

    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1815
  • 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
  • Hydrographic map of the Potomac River from Aqueduct Bridge, Georgetown, to Long Bridge, Washington, D.C. /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Originally printed on 2 sheets. Includes notes. LC copy mounted on cloth backing and extensively annotated in red ink to show estuarine contours. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Craighill, Wm. P.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • Map of Georgetown, D.C., April 1934 : present names of streets black, former names of streets red /

    Also shows proposed street extensions. Authorship statement on verso in ink. Latex(?) paints on canvas. Brittle, fold-lined, missing small sections, and quartered. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Fullalove, T. R.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1934
  • 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