Collection Items

  • Map
    Libraries, Washington D.C. Ms. (india ink and typescript) on photocopy base map. Shows no. of vols. per library. Assemblage of several sheets mounted together on cloth backing. Internal portions excised from base map. Indexed. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Map Division
    • Date: 1926
  • Map
    Map of Tiber Creek, from its mouth to the extent of tide water : [Washington D.C.]. Covers area now occupied by the Mall. Shows proposed Washington D.C. street alignments and proposed canal. Title from verso. Pen-and-ink, blue wash, and blue pencil. Originally drawn on 2 sheets. Watermark: GR (with reginal figure in cartouche under crown). Oriented with north to the bottom. Foxed and mounted on cloth backing. On verso in lead pencil: No. 6. Available also through the Library of ...
    • Date: 1800
  • Map
    Goose Creek : [Washington D.C.] Covers Tiber Creek estuary in the area now occupied by the Mall. Shows proposed Washington D.C. street alignments. Pen-and-ink and brown wash. Originally drawn on 2 sheets. Watermark: J Whatman (with fleur-de-lis under crown). Oriented with north to the bottom. Stained, missing section at lower right corner, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ...
    • Contributor: Henry
    • Date: 1790
  • Map
    Map of the District of Columbia. Shows all streets in county area. Shows main streets and numbered wards within city limits. India ink and purple wash on tracing linen. Probably drawn by Dr. Joseph M. Toner. From the Joseph Meredith Toner Collection in LC Manuscript Division. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP Vault
    • Contributor: Toner, Joseph M. (Joseph Meredith)
    • Date: 1880
  • Map
    [Survey map of part of the Capitol grounds, Washington D.C.]. Covers the area bounded by 1st St. east, A St. south, A St. north, and the Capitol. Relief shown by spot heights. Pen-and-ink. Oriented with north to the left. Cloth backing. Includes notes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 82 Vault DCP
    • Date: 1800
  • Map
    Profile of Washington & Fayette streets, Georgetown, D.C. Washington Street profile covers 30th Street between Q and R streets N.W. Fayette Street profile covers 35th Street between Volta Place and Wisconsin Avenue N.W. Alternate title: Profile of Washington & Fayette streets. From the Taggart Estate papers. Oriented with north to the left. Black, brown, blue inks, and lead pencil. Soiled and cracked at edges. Includes notes, statistical tables, computations, and outline maps ...
    • Contributor: Carbery, Lewis - Taggart, Hugh T. (Hugh Thomas)
    • Date: 1856
  • Map
    [Longitudinal sections of Washington Aqueduct, Washington D.C. portion] "To accompany report of Board of Experts on Washington Aqueduct Tunnel, etc." India and col. inks, watercolors. Watercolored on verso to show thru to recto. Soiled, stained, and fold-lined. Plate 1 includes note: Note, showing work up to November 1, 1888. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP
    • Contributor: Wilson, Joseph M. - Flad, Henry - Graff, Frederick - Board of Experts on Washington Aqueduct Tunnel
    • Date: 1889
  • Map
    [Cadastral survey map of a land tract fronting Tennallytown Road north of Pierce's Mill Road, Tenleytown, Washington D.C.] In lead pencil: Aug. 91. Title devised by cataloger. India ink and lead pencil. Soiled and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP
    • Contributor: Benton, Wm. H. (William H.)
    • Date: 1891
  • Map
    "The Rest" : [part of Tenleytown, Washington D.C.] Cadastral survey map showing landowners' names. "June 1888." Pen-and-ink, col. pencils, and lead pencil. Soiled and mounted on cloth backing. Includes text mentioning "Tennally Town." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP
    • Contributor: Latimer, Wm. J. (William J.)
    • Date: 1888
  • Map
    Copy from actual survey of the 3 Sisters : [Potomac River, Washington D.C.] Cadastral map. Pen-and-ink. Watermark: Crown Imperial linen (with coat-of-arms). Soiled and missing small sections along edges. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 777 Vault DCP
    • Contributor: Brewer, H. W. (Henry W.)
    • Date: 1893
  • Map
    [Cadastral survey map of original land grants and resurveys along the Potomac River from Georgetown (D.C.) to Great Falls (Md.)]. Shows tracts dated approx. 1675 to 1808. Also shows landowners' names and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal condemnations. Title devised by cataloger. Photostat copy of ms. map. Includes survey notes. At lower right: Drawer 119 number 34. LC copy accompanied by negative photocopy on 8 sheets, mounted on cloth backing, and annotated in pencil in lower margin: From manuscript map of properties along the Potomac ...
  • Map
    Tract of land, conveyed by deed of Chas. Paine & wife, Catherine, to George W. Hurdle, Jr. (deed 592 J.), near Tennallytown : about 1879? : [Washington D.C.]. Cadastral survey map. Title from cloth backing. Pen-and-ink and lead pencil. Foxed, fold-lined, trimmed, and mounted on cloth backing. Title and notes in ink on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP
    • Date: 1879
  • Article
    Presenting the Nation's Cultural Geography - General Maps - Digital Collections Donald C. Dahmann, Geographer and Adjunct Professor, George Washington University
  • Map
    A mapp of the travels and voyages of the apostles in their mission and in partiular of Saint Paul.
    Map of the travels and voyages of the apostles
    Relief shown pictorially. Includes scenes of apostles at bottom of sheet. Attributed to Richard Blome. Exhibition: Jordanian Display, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 25-27, 2005. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Blome, Richard
    • Date: 1680
  • Map
    The Potomac River from Great Falls to Point Lookout Shows radial distances from Washington D.C. Cover title. At head of title: Price 15 cents. On cover: Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1878, by J.B. Philp and Jno. P. Anderson ... Washington, D.C. Accompanying text includes list of "Distances on the Potomac ... from Sixth Street Wharf to ..." Advertisements on cover. LC copies mounted on cloth backing. Available also ...
    • Contributor: Philp, J. (James ) - Graham, C. (Curtis ) - Anderson, Jno. P.
    • Date: 1878
  • Map
    Potomac River from Washington to Chesapeake Bay Shows lighthouses and distances from Washington. "Copyright, 1887, by W.M. Dougal." Includes rectangular bordered blank area at upper right. LC copy 1 trimmed, mounted on cloth backing, and edged with leatherette. Copy 2 fold-lined, laminated, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP 2 copies
    • Contributor: Dougal, W. M. - Entwistle, J. C.
    • Date: 1887
  • Map
    Map of the United States : compiled from the most authentic sources ... Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridians: Washington, D.C. and London. Includes notes and statistics table including population and distances. Profile of the Erie Canal, notes, and illustration in lower margin. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Mounted on paper board. In manuscript ink in lower left margin of backing board: "Originally owned by Rensselaer Stone, 1830-1909."
    • Contributor: Peabody, M. M. (Moody Morse) - Peabody, M. M.
    • Date: 1831
  • Map
    [Manuṣyaloka, map of the world of man, according to Jain cosomological traditions]. Title provided by cataloger. Gift; Nasli M. Heeramaneck. From western Rajasthan. Gouache on cotton, sewn on to modern cloth backing. Originally folded in accompanying silk brocade covered wooden boards (each 14 x 27 cm.). Exhibited: World treasures of the Library of Congress: Beginnings, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 7, 2001-March 15, 2003. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ...
    • Date: 189?
  • Map
    Harper's cereographic map of the United States and Canada : showing the canals, rail roads, and principal stage routes Shows only southeastern and southwestern portions of Canada. Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridian: Washington, D.C. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes 24 insets, county population table, and notes indicating distribution of Native American populations. In upper left margin in manuscript ink: "Deposited in the Clerk's Office for the So. Dist. of New York August 4, ...
    • Contributor: Breese, Samuel - Harper & Brothers
    • Date: 1847
  • Map
    Fort Myer and vicinity Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Stamped on and annotated on verso: War Dept. 1, 3091 B, 1885. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. Washington 481 DCP Vault
    • Contributor: Myer, Albert L. - Meston, R. D.
    • Date: 1885
  • Map
    A map of the United States of Mexico : as organized and defined by the several acts of the Congress of that Republic, constructed from a great variety of printed and manuscript ... Prime meridian: Washington D.C. Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes statistical and distance tables. "Entered according to Act of Congress, the 10th day of June, 1825, by H.S. Tanner, of the state of Pennsylvania." Inset : Map of the roads &c from Veracruz & Alvarado to Mexico. Includes scale [ca. 1: 250,000].
    • Contributor: Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Date: 1826
  • Map
    Natural provinces : [Texas]. "Contour interval 1000 feet." Pen-and-ink on base map: Map of Texas and parts of adjoining territories / compiled by and under the direction of Robert T. Hill ; drawn by Henry S. Selden and Willard D. Johnson, 1899 ; Andrew B. Graham Co., photo-lithographers, Washington, D.C. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Hill, Robert Thomas - Selden, Henry S. - Johnson, Willard D. - Andrew Graham Co.
    • Date: 1899
  • Map
    Map of the United States of America, the British Provinces, Mexico, the West Indies and Central America, with part of New Granada and Venezuela Wall map. Shows Canada only along United States border. Relief shown by hachures. Gift; Buffy Cafritz, Madison Council; 2004. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington, D.C. Differs from other 1849 ed. by omission of table of distances at lower left and "gold region" in California. Originally printed on 2 sheets. Sheets joined vertically, mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...
    • Contributor: Colton, G. Woolworth (George Woolworth) - Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins) - Atwood, John M. - Barnard, William S. - Colton, G. Woolworth
    • Date: 1849
  • Map
    Voyage du Général Lafayette aux États-Unis. Lists of places visited in French otherwise maps in English. Title from cover. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C. only on map VIII. Pen-and-ink and watercolor on tracing paper. Maps include list of places visited. Maps II and III are accompanied by the list of places visited (each on paper, 20 x 29 cm.). Map VII includes the inset "Profile of the ...
    • Contributor: Frestel, Gaston
    • Date: 1827

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  • Map
    Development of Great Falls for water power and increase of water supply for the District of Columbia. Covers Potomac River watershed above Great Falls. Shows sub-watersheds, gaging stations, and reservoir sites. Title and imprint from accompanying text. On t.p. of accompanying text: Letter from the chairman of the Federal Power Commission ... together with the report of Maj. M.C. Tyler. Accompanied by t.p. and p. 91-102 of: Senate document no. 403, 60th Congress, 3d session : Development of Great Falls for ...
    • Contributor: Tyler, M. C. - United States. Government Printing Office - United States. Congress. Senate - United States. Federal Power Commission
    • Date: 1921
  • Article
    Macau: A Selection of Cartographic Images - General Maps - Digital Collections Macau, the oldest permanent European settlement in Asia, was returned to China on December 20, 1999. The Portuguese established this port on the southeastern coast of China at the mouth of the Zhu Jiang (Pearl River) in 1557, when they were the dominant power in European trade with Asia. Portugal continued its presence in Macau for more than four hundred years. In December 1887, ...
  • Article
    National Atlases - General Maps - Digital Collections Historical views of national atlases from 1790-1920 and 1970-Present.