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  • Plan of the city of Washington.

    Relief shown by hachures. Also covers Georgetown. From Jedidiah Morse's The American geography, 1794, p. 468. "Published by J. Stockdale Piccadilly 16th Sept'r 1794." LC copy mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 1292 Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Morse, Jedidiah - Stockdale, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1794
  • Map of Washington and Georgetown.

    "Combined numbers show total deaths on each square" [by race]. Also shows block numbers and radial distances from Capitol. "H. Ex. Doc. 1, Pt. VI." Includes text and sector diagram. 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: 1880
  • Map of Washington and Georgetown showing character and extent of street pavements : July 1st 1879.

    Shows radial distances from Capitol. Also shows block numbers and major buildings. "House Ex. Doc. No. 1, Part 6." Includes inset "Diagram showing the divisions of the city." LC copy darkened, brittle, fold-lined, trimmed, annotated in ink, and lacking sections along edges incl. part of annotation. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1879
  • Part of Georgetown, Maryland /

    Cadastral survey map of area bounded by 33rd St., M St., Wisconsin Av. N.W., and the Georgetown waterfront, Washington D.C. Does not show ownership. Relief shown by hachures. Red ink, black ink, and blue wash. Fold-lined. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 508 Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Seibert, S. R.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1752
  • Map of the District of Columbia including the cities of Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria, Virginia.

    Shows wards and districts. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Includes ancillary map of Alexandria. LC copy 1 quartered, trimmed, has center section cut out, and mounted on cloth backing. Copy 2 fold-lined. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP 2 copies

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • William Corcoran's subdivision of lots : between High & Congress & Bridge & Gay streets, Georgetown D.C.

    Cadastral map showing landowners' names. Covers block bounded by Wisconsin Av., N, 31st, and M streets N.W. "Sept. 19th 1839." Title in ink in 2 hands on verso. Pen-and-ink. Soiled and stained. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 3851 Phillips. Washington 495 Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1839
  • Plan of the city of Washington : now building for the metropolis of America, and established as the permanent residence of Congress after the year 1800 /

    Relief shown by hachures. Also covers Georgetown. From Universal magazine, July 1793, facing p. 41. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes latitude/longitude statement. LC copies variously torn, fold-lined, edged with imitation leather stripping, mounted on cloth backing, and accompanied by photocopy at larger scale. Phillips. Washington 1289 3 copies Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Bent, William - Baker, (Benjamin)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1793
  • Map of Georgetown : act of May 15, 1751.

    Cadastral map showing lot numbers. Covers area bounded by 33rd, Prospect, Thomas Jefferson streets N.W., and the Potomac waterfront. Below title: Survey & plat completed February 27, 1752; 69 lots sold on March 21, 1752. Photocopy of ms. map. LC copy annotated in ink on recto: 13; rubber-stamped on verso: Handy, print, Washington, D.C. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1792
  • Johnson's Washington and Georgetown.

    Shows block numbers, wards, and streetcar lines. "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by A.J. Johnson ... New York." "41." LC copy darkened, fold-lined, torn, missing small interior sections, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Johnson, A. J. (Alvin Jewett) - Johnson, A. J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1868
  • 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. "L. Wayland and C. Smith 1795" deleted from publisher's statement. Includes "Remarks" and coat-of-arms. LC copy soiled, edged in cloth stripping, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Reid, John - Rollinson, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1795
  • City of Washington.

    Shows wards, built-up areas, and major buildings. Also covers Georgetown. Plate 16 from atlas by S.A. Mitchell: New universal atlas ... of the world. Philadelphia : Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1854. G1019.M64 1854. "Entered according to act of Congress ... 1850, by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. ... Eastern District of Pennsylvania." Includes note, index to points of interest, and Capitol floorplan. LC copy annotated ...

    • Contributor: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. - Mitchell, S. Augustus (Samuel Augustus)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • 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. Facsimile. Original version: Engrav'd by Thackara & Vallance Philad'a 1792. [Philadelphia : s.n., 1792]. Includes text, notes, and coat-of-arms. At upper left of some copies: No. 3035 price 30 cents. LC copies variously fold-lined, missing small edge sections, halved, annotated in pencil, laminated, and mounted on ...

    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew - U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey - Thackara & Vallance
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1792
  • [Cadastral map of "Peter's square," Georgetown, Washington D.C.].

    Cadastral map showing lot numbers and owners' initials. Covers area bounded by Wisconsin Av., M St., 31st St., Wapping [former], and K St. N.W. Title devised by cataloger. Photocopy of ms. map. On verso in ink: From the ms. original owned by Mr. Walter G. Peter. Includes computations. LC copy annotated in pencil. In upper margin in pencil: Mr. Walter Peter's MS map--part of ...

    • Contributor: Peter, Walter G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814
  • Map of George Town, 1751.

    Cadastral map showing lot numbers. "Taken from George Town journal of the Commissioners, 1751 to 1789." Blueprint. Includes note. LC copy mounted on cloth backing and annotated in black ink: A.C. Harmon 1931. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Harmon, A. C. (Artemas Canfield) - Priggs, John F. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1758
  • Plat of the tracts of land called "Mill Seat," "Philadelphia," and "Frogland," from the original patents as located in Georgetown D.C. /

    Partial cadastral map showing survey lines and measures. Covers southern and eastern Georgetown, Washington D.C. "Sept. 1885." Brown ink, yellow and gray washes. Soiled and halved. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 625 Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Carpenter, D. (Benjamin D.) - Carpenter, D.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1885
  • Survey of parts of lots nos. 251 & 252 in Beattie & Hawkins addition to Georgetown D.C. : owned by Peter Dill Esq. /

    Cadastral survey map of tracts adjacent to "High Street Continued." Black ink, red ink, and yellow wash. Annotated in lead pencil and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Brewer, H. W. (Henry W.) - Brewer, H. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • Colton's Georgetown and the city of Washington : the capital of the United States of America.

    Shows wards, block numbers, extent of built-up area, major buildings, and streetcar lines. Relief shown by hachures. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York." Includes ill. Text titled "The state of Maine" and statistical tables on verso. "No. 22." LC copy accompanied by typewritten information card: [From] Colton's general atlas, G. Woolworth Colton, ...

    • Contributor: J.H. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • 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 - Force, Peter - Davis & Force
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1820
  • Georgetown 1937.

    Folded tourist map showing partial street system. Removed from textual publication: Washington, city and capital / Federal Writers' Project, Works Progress Administration, 1937. Includes index to points of interest. "106318--37 (Face p. 719)." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Federal Writers' Project - United States. Government Printing Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1937
  • Historical map of the city of Washington, District of Columbia : view of the city & location of the houses in the year 1801-02 : the beginning of Washington /

    Shows block numbers, buildings, woods, and marshes. Existing and proposed streets are undifferentiated. Also covers Georgetown. Differs from other ed.: The statement "Artemas C. Harmon, 1931" printed to lower right of title without street address. LC copy brittle, darkened, pin-holed, missing sections of margins. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Harmon, A. C. (Artemas Canfield) - Harmon, A. C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1931
  • City of Washington.

    Shows wards, built-up areas, and major buildings. Also covers Georgetown. Includes Capitol floorplan and index to points of interest. "16." LC copy missing small corner sections and accompanied by typewritten information card: [From] A new universal atlas, Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., Philadelphia, 1851. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Mitchell, S. Augustus (Samuel Augustus) - Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. - Mitchell, S. Augustus
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • Johnson's Georgetown and the city of Washington : the capital of the United States of America /

    Shows wards, block numbers, extent of built-up area, and major buildings. Includes ill. Part of gazetteer on verso. "34." LC copy accompanied by typewritten information card: [From] Johnson's new illustrated family atlas, Johnson & Ward, New York, 1863. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Johnson and Ward
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Plan der stad Washington : bestemd tot de hoofdstad van America, en ter bestendige verblijfplaats van het Congres, naa het jaar 1800.

    Shows proposed government buildings. Relief shown by hachures. Also covers Georgetown. From A. van der Kroe's Vaderlandsche letter-oefeningen waarin boeken en schriften, Amsterdam, 1793, Z1007.V12. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes latitude/longitude statement. LC copy foxed, fold-lined, laminated, and mounted on cloth backing. Phillips. Washington 1287 Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Kroe, A. Van Der
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1793
  • [Map of Georgetown, Washington D.C.].

    Photocopy of ms. map showing unidentified (precinct?) numbers. LC copy annotated in pencil in lower margin: Map of Georgetown, D.C., by William Samuel Jackson, from original belonging to Miss Cordelia Jackson, Georgetown. LC copy accompanied by negative photocopy. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

    • Contributor: Jackson, William Samuel
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1910
  • Plan of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia : established as the permanent seat of the government of the United States, extended to embrace its suburban towns, villages, &c. ...

    Also covers Rosslyn (Va.). Also shows block numbers, water and sewer lines, streetlights, major buildings, and streetcar lines. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the Office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia in the year 1876." Originally printed on 6 sheets. Includes notes, insets of D.C. avenues and Alexandria, population table, and D.C. commissioners' names. LC sheets ...

    • Contributor: Forsyth, William - District of Columbia. Office of the Surveyor
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1876