WASHINGTON, D.C. ELLICOTT (ANDREW) Plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia, Cede
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WASHINGTON D.C. ELLICOTT (ANDREW) 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 the Government after the Year MDCCC
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WASHINGTON D.C.
ELLICOTT (ANDREW) 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 the Government after the Year MDCCC, large engraved map, title with the arms of the Union, explanatory text at lower corners, compass rose, a few tears at old folds [Verner 5; Wheat & Brun 531; cf. MapForum issue 1, pp.44-50], 530 x 750mm., Philadelphia, Thackara and Vallance, 1792

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  • RARE. The official plan for the city of Washington. The plan shows the original design by French architect and Revolutionary War veteran, Pierre-Charles L’Enfant, focusing on the Capitol building and the President's House. Georgetown is simply outlined.
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