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  • 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
  • View looking northwest from Anacostia : [Washington D.C.] /

    Bird's-eye view with Anancostia River at bottom and horizon/sky at top. Oriented with north toward the upper right. In lower margin: Copyright 1901 by John L. Trout, Washington, D.C. Painted in watercolor, gouache, and gilt on paper. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Purchase; James Madison Council from The Old Print Gallery, Georgetown D.C.; Oct. 1997. Acquisitions ...

    • Contributor: Trout, John L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • W.W. Corcoran's "Hare-Wood" tract : [part of Washington D.C.] /

    Cadastral survey map. Pen-and-ink and yellow tint. Soiled, torn, and mounted on cloth backing. On verso on cloth backing in lead pencil: No. 14/Corcorans Map, "Harewood Tract" R-P-22. 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: 1859
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A map of George Town with the additions : 1814 /

    Cadastral map showing block numbers. "A present from Francis Fenwick to the Honorable the Corporation of George-town." From the Taggart Estate papers. In upper left corner: Hugh T. Taggart's. India ink. Brittle, missing small sections, halved, and mounted on cloth backing. Includes 3 insets and index to points of interest. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. ...

    • Contributor: Fenwick, Francis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814
  • Map of that part of the city of Washington on which is situated a house and graveyard belonging to David Burns : at present occupied by James Burns.

    Covers area bounded by 9th, 11th, G, nd I streets N.W. Shows house and graveyard dimensions, block dimensions, and block numbers. Black, brown, and red inks. Watermarked (fleur-de-lis under crown). Mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington, 65 Cited in preliminary cataloging: Toner collection 10. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: King, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1796
  • 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
  • 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
  • [Dotted line map of Washington, D.C., 1791, before Aug. 19th].

    Shows survey lines and proposed public squares parks. Relief shown by hachures. Title from LC G&M Div. preliminary map shelflist card. Ms. survey map drawn by P.C. L'Enfant. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Black and col. inks, watercolors. In black ink at lower left: Note. All the lines coloured red are finished and those coloured yellow are intended to be compleated this ...

    • Contributor: L'Enfant, Pierre Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1791
  • [Cadastral survey map of Squares A and B adjacent to Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. : new part of the Mall] /

    Covers blocks bounded by 6th St., Pennsylvania Av., 3rd St., and the former Missouri Av. N.W. Black ink, brown ink, and lead pencil. Torn, fold-lined, and mounted on cloth backing. Includes notes and computations. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 890 Vault DCP

    • Contributor: District of Columbia. Office of the Surveyor
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1822
  • 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 : 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
  • 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
  • [Survey of an unidentified area in Washington D.C.].

    From the Taggart Estate papers. Manuscript--ink and pencil. Lacks corner section and mounted on cloth backing. Includes unidentified depth profile--possibly of Anacostia River. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1800
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Washington and vicinity, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia /

    Relief shown by contours and spot heights. Road overprint in red dated "Jan. 1929." "Culture revised in 1927 ..." From the papers of the Virginia-District of Columbia Boundary Commission. Annotated in red and blue pencils to show selected tidal areas along Virginia shoreline. Includes notes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy soiled and fold-lined. Vault ...

    • Contributor: Geological Survey (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1929
  • 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
  • Plan of squares marked A. & B. in Mr. Bulfinch's plan, divided in lots : [now part of the Mall, N.W. Washington D.C.] /

    Cadastral map of the blocks bounded by 6th St., Pennsylvania Av., 3rd St., and the former Missouri Av. N.W. Brown ink, tan wash, and lead pencil. Watermark: J Whatman 1794. Mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 889 Vault DCP

    • Contributor: District of Columbia. Office of the Surveyor
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1822
  • Plan of the squares of the eastern extreme of the city of W. : [Washington D.C.].

    Covers area bounded by N.E./S.E. 23rd, N.E. C, N.E. 31st, Water, and S.E. B streets. Shows block numbers, dimensions, and street widths. Brown ink, black ink, and lead pencil. Soiled and mounted on cloth backing. Includes computations. Maps of 9 city blocks in ink on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington, 888 Vault DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1800
  • 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