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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.]

Metadata

Creator

L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, 1754-1825

Contributor

United States. Commissioner of Public Buildings

Date

[1791]

Name on Item

by Peter Charles L'Enfant

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:15,840]

Language

English

Location

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division

Collection (local)

Library of Congress Collection

Subjects
  • Washington (D.C.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Manuscript maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • District of Columbia
  • North and Central America
  • United States
  • Washington
Extent

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

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
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.
  • Includes text, notes, and index of "References."
  • At lower right: N.I.