Format Maps
Contributors L'Enfant, Pierre Charles
Dates 1791
Location United States
Washington D.C.
Language English
Subjects District of Columbia
Manuscript Maps
United States
Washington (D.C.)
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 an act of Congress, passed on the sixteenth day of July, MDCCXC, "establishing the permanent seat on the bank of the Potowmac" : [Washington D.C.] /
Contributor Names
L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, 1754-1825.
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Washington (D.C.)
-  Manuscript maps
-  United States--District of Columbia--Washington
-  The earliest extant plan of Washington D.C., known as "The L'Enfant Plan."
-  At upper right: Office, Commissioner of Public Buildings, D.C.
-  Dark and light inks, watercolors, and lead pencil annotations (some erased).
-  Watermarks: GR, TB, [crown over fleur-de-lis in shield].
-  Originally drawn on 2 sheets.
-  Brittle, torn, faded, missing edge and interior sections, varnished, darkened, and housed between sheets of glass in wooden frame.
-  Quarterly journal of the Library of Congress, v. 36, no. 3, summer 1979
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
-  Includes text, notes, and index of "References."
-  At lower right: N.I.
-  Vault
-  DCP
1 map : ms., col. ; 70 x 81 cm., on sheet 73 x 104 cm.
Call Number
G3850 1791 .L4
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu
Digital Id
g3850 ct002167
g3850 ct002167b
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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