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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

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Shows proposed streets, block numbers, and proposed government buildings; also shows proposed University area (which does not appear on the original 1792 edition). Relief shown by hachures; depths shown by soundings. Also covers Georgetown. Black-ink script added at right-hand edge: Presented to M'r Volney the 9th of february [thus] 1798 by W'm Thornton commissioner to the public Buildings. A second inked script describing the colors indicating house types (dated February 1798) appears below the first script. Annotated in red hand-coloration to show locations of brick houses and in blue to show locations of frame houses. Watermark on left side: Bud[unclear]n; on right side: GB [under fleur-de-lis]. LC copy imperfect: Fold-lined (8 panels). Includes text, notes, and Washington coat-of-arms. Annotated in ink script on verso: Federal-City. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP
Territorio raffigurato: Washington; Washington; District Of Columbia; United States; Washington D.C.; Georgetown.