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  • Plan of the city of Washington, the capitol of the United States of America.

    Scale ca. 1:27,500. Hand colored. Shows wards, major buildings, and streetcar lines. "30." LC copy laminated and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP AACR2: 651/1; 700/1

    • Contributor: Gamble, W. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • Washington, the beautiful capital of the nation.

    F37724 U.S. Copyright Office Perspective map not drawn to scale. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Bird's-eye view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 111.3 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text and index to points of interest. 2 copies DCP AACR2

    • Contributor: Olsen, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1922
  • 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
  • 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. "Entered according to Act of Congress ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York." Includes ill. "No. 24." LC copy accompanied by typewritten information card: [From] Colton's atlas of the world, vol. 1, J.H. Colton & Co., New York, 1855. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ...

    • Contributor: J.H. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • [Eight grade profiles of streets in Georgetown, Washington D.C.].

    Title devised by cataloger. On cloth backing in lead pencil: Profiles showing grading of Market St. east side and west side of Duck Lane etc., 1853. At lower left in lead pencil: Lewis Carbery, reported to Carpenter, Sept'r 1853. From the Taggart Estate papers. Pen-and-ink. Mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington ...

    • Contributor: Carbery, Lewis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • 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 ...

    Reprint of the Andrew Ellicott 1792 map of Washington D.C. At head of title: To front p. 636. At bottom: Engraved for Encyclopædia Perthensis. Differs from other 1792 ed. (76-696408) in having the Encyclopædia Perthensis statement at bottom of plate. At upper right: Plate III. Watermark: 1794. Includes text. LC copy backed with rice paper [?], has paper strip affixed to verso, trimmed. Available ...

    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1794
  • Map of the city of Washington /

    LC copy 1 fold-lined and halved. Copy 2 halved, annotated in red ink to give unidentified numbers, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies DCP

    • Contributor: Cole, Chas. D.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1899
  • The Matthews-Northrup up-to-date map of Washington, D.C.

    Cover title: The Matthews-Northrup up-to-date map, Washington City. "Also published indexed in vest-pocket style." Includes index to points of interest. Text, indexes, and blank area on verso. "6.93." LC copies torn. Copy 2 also missing sections of index. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies DCP

    • Contributor: Matthews Northrup Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1893
  • Morrison's map of the country about Washington.

    LC copy 1 torn along fold lines. Copy 2 mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies DCP

    • Contributor: Morrison, J. R. D.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1888
  • Map of the city of Washington : established as the permanent seat of the government of the United States of America /

    Shows block numbers, wards, and major buildings. Includes note, index to points of interest, and inset "Map of the District of Columbia." LC Ward maps 225 LC copy fold-lined, missing small edge sections, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: McClelland, D.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • 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. Facsim. of the Samuel Hill engraving of 1792. Original version: [Boston : s.n., 1792]. Includes text and notes. LC copies accompanied by positive and negative photocopies of another exemplar with annotations in ink. Copy 1 mounted on cloth backing. Copy 2 torn and annotated in ink in left upper margin: No. 3043, price 30 [cents]. Available also ...

    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1888
  • Map of the city of Washington /

    6106P U.S. Copyright Office Shows block numbers, major buildings, and streetcar lines. LC copy 1 mounted on cloth backing. Copy 2 torn and fold-lined. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies DCP

    • Contributor: Thos. J. Fisher and Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1884
  • 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
  • Map of the town of Washington, Litchfield Co., Conn. /

    General map showing selected buildings and residences with names of owners. Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Includes insets of villages of Washington and New Preston. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Imperfect: Brittle, torn, soiled, annotated in pencil, mounted on cloth backing and cut into 2 sheets.

    • Contributor: Fagan, L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • District of Columbia /

    Topographic map showing lot lines, buildings, and woods. Covers District of Columbia outside former Washington city limits (Florida Avenue). Relief shown by contours and hachures. Engraver's statement does not appear on some maps. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Sheets numbered 1 thru 90 and No. 3101 thru No. 3190 with unused numbers. Accompanied by sheet index map: Index of sectional maps of ...

    • Contributor: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1892

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  • 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
  • Territory of Columbia.

    Relief shown by hachures. "Reproduced by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in February 1898 from a print in the Hall of Maps and Charts of the Library of Congress." Facsimile. Original version: Drawn by And'w Ellicott. [Philadelphia? : s.n., 1793?]. Oriented with north toward the upper left. In left upper margin: No. 3059 price 25 cents. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1898
  • City of Washington.

    Shows wards, built-up areas, and major buildings. Also covers Georgetown. "Entered according to Act of Congress ... 1846, by H.N. Burroughs ... Eastern District of Pennsylvania." Includes Capitol floorplan and index to points of interest. "16." LC copy 1 fold-lined, taped on verso, and missing small edge sections; copy 2 soiled and water-stained in margins. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Contributor: Mitchell, S. Augustus
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1848
  • 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
  • True copy of plat as recorded in Gov. Shepherd, page 141 : [part of Pleasant Plains, Washington D.C.] /

    Cadastral survey map showing lot numbers, dimensions, and areas. Covers area bounded by Park Rd., Georgia Av., Otis Pl., and New Hampshire Av. N.W. Pen-and-ink and lead pencil. Mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Forsyth, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • [Map of the southern part of the city of Washington D.C.].

    Covers area bounded by Anacostia River, Potomac River, S.W. 8th, S.W./S.E. B, and S.E. 3rd streets. Title devised by cataloger. Black, red, and blue inks, and red and blue washes. Soiled, edged in green cloth, and mounted on cloth backing. On cloth backing in lead pencil: From the files of the Society of Oldest Inhabitants. Deposited by Henry C. Gauss in 1920's (?). One ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1800
  • Washington and suburbs, District of Columbia, showing permanent system of highways /

    E XXc 2591 U.S. Copyright Office Partial cadastral map showing radial distances, block numbers, and landowners' names for outlying tracts. Includes inset. LC copy 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
  • 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
  • The Matthews-Northrup up-to-date map of Washington, D.C.

    E XXc 7608 U.S. Copyright Office Shows location of "American Railway Appliance Exhibition Grounds." Indexed for points of interest. "3.05." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth backing. DCP

    • Contributor: J.N. Matthews Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1897
  • Map of the city of Washington and surrounding showing recent subdivisions /

    Partial cadastral map showing block numbers and landowners' names in rural areas. LC copy fold-lined, darkened, 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: 1887