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    Chart of the head of navigation of the Potomac River shewing the route of the Alexandria Canal : made in pursuance of a resolution of the Alex'a Canal Company Oct. 1838 Nautical chart of the Potomac estuary within the District of Columbia. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Stephenson. Cartography of northern Virginia, pl. 29-30 Includes note. LC copies fold-lined and mounted on cloth backing. Copy 1 annotated in ink in right lower margin: From Senate Doc. 178, 26th Congress, 2nd Session, Feb. 5.,...
    • Contributor: Stone, William James - Kearney, James - Turnbull, Wm. (William) - Fairfax, Wilson M. C. - Ewing, Maskell C. - Alexandria Canal Company
    • Date: 1838
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    Potomac River at Washington D.C., plan showing how reclaimed area may be utilized Shows dredged and reclaimed areas with proposed roads and plantings for the Potomac parks. Depths shown by soundings. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Includes text, 3 cross-sections, statistical table, and ill. LC copy mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP
    • Contributor: Washington Board of Trade
    • Date: 1894
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    Geographical, statistical, and historical map of the District of Columbia Relief shown by hachures. Title at head of text: District of Columbia. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Includes text and statistical tables. At upper right: No. 21. LC copy fold-lined, missing edge section, and accompanied by typewritten information card: [From] A complete historical, chronological & geographical American atlas, H.C. Carey & I. Lea, Philadelphia, 1822. Available also through the Library of Congress...
    • Contributor: H.C. Carey & I. Lea (Firm) - Young & Delleker
    • Date: 1822
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    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
    • Date: 1873
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    [Maps of the Washington Aqueduct, Md. and Washington D.C.] : to accompany supplemental report of Chief Engineer dated Feb. 22nd 1864. Relief shown by hachures on some maps. Title devised by cataloger. Orientation differs. Accompanied by Senate document: Supplemental report of the chief engineer of the Washington Aqueduct. 50 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Some maps include cross-sections. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copies fold-lined and mounted on cloth backing. DCP
    • Contributor: United States. Congress. Senate
    • Date: 1864

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    Army map of the seat of war in Virginia, showing the battle fields, fortification, etc. on & near the Potomac River Scale ca. 1:183,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 448 Map of the Potomac River and vicinity from Harpers Ferry to Swan Point showing towns, roads, railroads, names and boundaries of counties, drainage, and relief by hachures. Principal Union and Confederate positions are marked by small flags or underlined in blue and red respectively. List of 33 forts defending Washington is in the right...
    • Contributor: Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough
    • Date: 1861
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    Territoire de Columbia Relief shown by hachures. On verso of cardboard mat frame: "Territoire de Columbia," published by Warden in Paris, 1820. Edward Stead, 1941. In upper margin at right: Tome 5, Page 1re. Oriented with north toward the upper left. LC copy taped to mat frame. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP Vault
    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew - Tardieu, P. F. (Pierre Fran├žois) - Warden, David Bailie
    • Date: 1815
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    [Map showing reclamation of Potomac River estuary at Washington D.C. to form harbor and the Potomac parks]. Depths shown by soundings and contours. Oriented with north toward the upper left. LC copy fold-lined and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP
    • Date: 1880
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    Plan of the city of Washington and territory of Columbia / engraved by W. & D. Lizars, Edin'r. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes ill. of the Capitols at Richmond and Washington. LC copy fold-lined and taped. DCP
    • Contributor: Lizars, W. H. (William Home) - Lizars, Daniel - Lizars, W. H.
    • Date: 1819
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    Contours of Union forts on south side of Potomac, 1862 [map].
    Union forts on the Virginia shore
    This map shows the names and configurations of Union fortifications on the Virginia side of the Potomac River in 1862, and in some cases lists the name of the regiment that built the structure.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
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    Topographical map of the District of Columbia Partial cadastral map showing some householders' names, individual buildings, and vegetation. Relief shown by contours and hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Also covers Virginia shoreline zone. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861, by D. McClelland, Blanchard & Mohun, Hugh B. Sweeny, and Thos. Blagden, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia." Oriented...
    • Contributor: Boschke, A. - McClelland, D. - Sweeny, Hugh - Blagden, Thos. (Thomas) - D. McClelland, Blanchard & Mohun
    • Date: 1861
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    Map of the Potomac & Anacostia rivers between Washington D.C. & Alexandria Va. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. "Copied from the tracining [sic] of original and sent to Com'd'r J.A. Dahlgren U.S.N., M.S. Smith, Cap't of Top'l Eng'rs Asst. C.S. in charge of Office, Coast Survey Office, Washington, February 17th 1857." Blue-line print of ms. map. Includes note. "P.W. 1832. Antique." LC copy accompanied by typewritten text of note by "RS 5/9/77." Available also...
    • Contributor: Young, William S. - Upshur, A. P. (Abel Parker) - Whiting, William - Smith, M. S. - United States Coast Survey
    • Date: 1842
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    District of Columbia and the seat of war on the Potomac. Low-angle bird's-eye view. Shows cities of Washington and Alexandria in foreground. Includes index of military positions with regiment names. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 678 Stephenson. Cartography of northern Virginia, pl. 39 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth backing. DCP
    • Contributor: Bohn, Casimir - E. Sachse & Co.
    • Date: 1861
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    Chart of the head of navigation of the Potomac River shewing the route of the Alexandria Canal : made in pursuance of a resolution of the Alex'a Canal Company Oct. 1838 Nautical chart with extensive annotations in col. and lead pencils to show proposed railroad routes connecting central Washington and Alexandria (Va.). Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Originally printed on 2 sheets. Includes note. LC copy soiled, stained, missing edge sections, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress...
    • Contributor: Stone, William James - Kearney, James - Turnbull, Wm. (William) - Fairfax, Wilson M. C. - Ewing, Maskell C. - Alexandria Canal Company
    • Date: 1838
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    Map of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows forts and batteries in the District of Columbia and immediate vicinity. At head of title: Surveys for military defences. Accompanied by sheet: Presented to Brig. Genl. S. Williams, A.A. Genl. Hd. Qrs. Army, by order of Maj. Genl. McClellan, Comd. in Chf. U.S.A. [signed] A.W. Whipple, Maj. T.E. [1] leaf ; 21 x 13 cm....
    • Contributor: United States. Corps of Topographical Engineers - McDowell, Irvin - Schedler, J. (Joseph)
    • Date: 1862
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    War map, showing the vicinities of Baltimore & Washington, Scale ca. 1:450,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 241.5 "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1861 by G. M. Hopkins." General map of eastern and central Maryland, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
    • Contributor: Hopkins, Griffith Morgan
    • Date: 1861
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    Geographical, statistical, and historical map of the District of Columbia Relief shown by hachures. Title at head of text: District of Columbia. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Includes text and statistical tables. At upper right: No. 21. LC copy stained, fold-lined, and accompanied by typewritten information card: [From] American atlas, published by H.C. Car[e]y & I. Leo [sic], Philadelphia, 1827. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster...
    • Contributor: H.C. Carey & I. Lea (Firm) - Young & Delleker
    • Date: 1827
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    Topographical map of the District of Columbia and a portion of Virginia Partial cadastral map showing landowners' names in rural areas of D.C. Also shows density of built-up area in city. Relief shown by contours. Depths shown by soundings. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Includes source materials note. In left lower margin: H. Ex. 1, 2, 48. LC copy soiled, darkened, fold-lined, torn, missing edge sections, and annotated in purple pencil to show proposed...
    • Contributor: Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton) - Lydecker, G. J. (Garrett J.) - Bruff, William T.O. - United States. Army. Corps of Engineers - Office of the Engineer Commissioner D.C.
    • Date: 1884
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    Map of Jackson City opposite the city of Washington at the south end of the Potomac Free Bridge. Shows proposed town of Jackson City in Alexandria County D.C. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Also covers Potomac River between Georgetown and Alexandria. Pen-and-ink and blue wash. Faced with gauze and mounted on cloth backing. Includes later lead-pencil annotations at lower right. Map folder annotated in ink: This map removed from a binding containing a list of the original...
    • Date: 1843
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    Chart of the head of navigation of the Potomac River : surveyed by order of the Sec. of War for the Corporation of Georgetown D.C. with a view to the improvement of ... Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Includes note. LC copy fold-lined, laminated, halved, and mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP
    • Contributor: Burgess, R. W. - Woodruff, I. C. - Callahan, Denis - United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers - United States. Congress Senate
    • Date: 1857
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    Map of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington Scale 1:63,360. Relief shown by hachures. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 470 Another edition. Mounted on cloth. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers
    • Date: 1862
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    Map of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington Accompanied by sheet: Presented to Brig. Genl. S. Williams, A.A. Genl. Hd. Qrs. Army, by order of Maj. Genl. McClellan, Comd. in Chf. U.S.A. [signed] A.W. Whipple, Maj. T.E. [1] leaf ; 21 x 13 cm. At head of title: Surveys for military defences. Includes "Data used in compilation," table of "Elevations above tide water," and "Geological profile of Loudoun County." Mounted on cloth...
    • Contributor: United States. War Dept. Corps of Topographical Engineers - McDowell, Irvin - Schedler, J.
    • Date: 1862
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    Outlines of tracts of land within which the city of Washington was laid out Also covers Rosslyn (Va.). Shows block and ward numbers, major buildings, block dimensions, street railroads, sewers, and streetlamps. Land tracts ca. 1792 shown by red pencilled lines. Depths shown by contours. "Entered according to Act of Congress ... in the year 1870." Includes notes and statistical table. LC copy assembled from small sheets, sectioned, and mounted on cloth backing. LC copy brittle, cracked, soiled,...
    • Contributor: Seibert, S. R. - Toner, Joseph M. (Joseph Meredith)
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    Map of the state of Virginia
    Map of Virginia
    "August 1863." "Lith. by Chas. G. Krebs." Accompanied by cover: Map of Virginia / compiled in the office of the United States Coast Survey. Washington, D.C. : W.H. & O.H. Morrison : 15 x 10 cm. Also covers Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia and parts of adjacent states. Shows cities and towns, roads, rivers, and relief by hachures. Map has concentric circles centered on Richmond,...
    • Contributor: Nicholson, W. L. - Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas) - Krebs, Charles G. - United States Coast Survey - W.H. & O.H. Morrison (Firm)
    • Date: 1863
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    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
    • Date: 1876