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Call Number/Catalog Number M 0017
Title 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 ...
Additional identifier 434
Collection Map collection
Object Name Map
Creator Ellicott, Andrew, 1754-1820.
Description This map shows the 1792 street plan for the District of Columbia. The plan extends from the shore of the Potomac and its Eastern Branch to Boundary Street (Florida Ave.). Locations for the Capitol and President's House as well as early plans for the Mall are shown. An explanation of the location of squares, edifices and how they were determined is included as well as dimensions for the breadth of avenues and streets. Other interesting features include bathymetric readings for the Potomac, and elevations of certain locations in relation to Tiber Creek, indicating a concern for flood planning. Blocks have been numbered. The streets of Georgetown, already in existence by this time, are also included in the plan

Long Title: 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 seat of their government, after the year MDCCC [1800]

Date 1792
Dates of Creation 1792
Early date 1792
Notes See also NM 26, OM 20