Maps 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"

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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"
Contributor Names
L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, 1754-1825.
Schinkel, William E.
Stephenson, Richard W., 1930-
Ehrenberg, Ralph E., 1937-
Cosentino, Andrew J.
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Library of Congress.
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Created / Published
Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1991.
Subject Headings
-  Washington (D.C.)--Maps--Early works to 1800--Facsimiles
-  United States--District of Columbia--Washington
Notes
-  Title in left lower margin: Full-color facsimile of Pierre Charles L'Enfant's 1791 manuscript plan for the city of Washington.
-  Full color facsim. of the earliest extant plan of Washington D.C. (The L'Enfant Plan). Computer graphics, United States Geological Survey, William E. Schinkel ... [et al.] ; map editing, Library of Congress, Richard W. Stephenson, with the assistance of Ralph E. Ehrenberg and Andrew J. Cosentino.
-  Original version: [1791].
-  Published with the support of the National Geographic Society.
-  Accompanied by text: L'Enfant's 1791 manuscript plan of the city of Washington : facsimile and computer-assisted reproduction. 6 p. Also accompanied by computer-assisted reproduction of the original. 1 map ; 74 x 104 cm.
-  Includes text, notes, and index of "References."
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
-  DCP
-  2 copies
Medium
1 map : col. ; 74 x 104 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
G3850 1791 .L4 1991
Repository
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3850.ct001333
Library of Congress Control Number
91684074
Online Format
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Library of Congress Online Catalog
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=91684074&searchType=1&recCount=10
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L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, William E Schinkel, Richard W Stephenson, Ralph E Ehrenberg, Andrew J Cosentino, U.S Geological Survey, Library Of Congress, and U.S National Geographic Society. [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.: Library of Congress, 1991. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/91684074/. (Accessed December 06, 2016.)

APA citation style:

L'Enfant, P. C., Schinkel, W. E., Stephenson, R. W., Ehrenberg, R. E., Cosentino, A. J., Geological Survey, U. S. [...] National Geographic Society, U. S. (1991) [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.: Library of Congress. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/91684074/.

MLA citation style:

L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, et al. [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.: Library of Congress, 1991. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/91684074/>.