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Map 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.]

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Title

  • 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.]

Names

  • L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, 1754-1825.
  • United States. Commissioner of Public Buildings.

Created / Published

  • [1791]

Headings

  • -  Washington (D.C.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • -  United States--District of Columbia--Washington

Genre

  • Early maps
  • Manuscript maps

Notes

  • -  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

Medium

  • 1 map : ms., col. ; 70 x 81 cm., on sheet 73 x 104 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G3850 1791 .L4

Repository

  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540 to 4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 88694205

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, and United States Commissioner Of Public Buildings. Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of the 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. [1791] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/88694205/.

APA citation style:

L'Enfant, P. C. & United States Commissioner Of Public Buildings. (1791) Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of the 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. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/88694205/.

MLA citation style:

L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, and United States Commissioner Of Public Buildings. Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of the 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. [1791] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/88694205/>.