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Selected Maps

Cartographer: William James
Title: : Map of Maj. Gen. Ross's route, with the British Column, from Benedict, on the Patuxent River, to the City of Washington, August 1814
Date: 1818      Size: 16 x 14 inches
Published: Washington, D.C.
Description: Major General Ross's route with the British Column, from Benedict to the city of Washington. Inset of Bladensburg.
Map Ref: USA7736
Cartographer: Daniel & William Lizars
Title: : Plan of the City of Washington and Territory of Columbia
Date: c. 1820      Size: 14 x 14 inches
Published: Edinburgh
Description: Rare map of the 'Territory' of Columbia with a plan of Washington City at its heart. Insets of the Capitol at Washington DC and Richmond.
Map Ref: USA8620
Cartographer: Carey & Lea
Title: : Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of the District of Columbia
Date: 1823      Size: 21 x 16 inches
Published: Philadelphia
Description: Important early map of the District of Columbia with statistical and historical text on the side panels. For example, the total population of DC in 1820 was 33,039. Original hand colour.
Map Ref: USA8957
Cartographer: Joseph Meyer
Title: : Plan von Washington 1845
Date: 1845      Size: 15 x 12 inches
Published: Hildburghausen
Description: Washington D. C. street plan with description legend in German language, with inset of the layout of the Capitol. Coloured.
Map Ref: USA8721
Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell
Title: : City of Washington
Date: c. 1847      Size: 15 x 12 inches
Published: Philadelphia
Description: City map with decorative borders and original colour.
Map Ref: USA7912
Cartographer: Joseph Hutchins Colton
Title: : Georgetown and the City of Washington
Date: 1855      Size: 15 x 12 inches
Published: New York
Description: City plan of Washington, D.C. with illustrations of the Capitol, the Smithsonian Castle, and the Washington Monument. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: USA8993
Cartographer: Archibald Fullarton
Title: : Washington
Date: c. 1860      Size: 6 x 5 inches
Published: Edinburgh
Description: Mid-19th century city plan of Washington, D.C. published in Fullarton's "Royal Illustrated Atlas". Original colour.
Map Ref: USA9055
Cartographer: Arbuckle Bros
Title: : The National Capitol
Date: 1889      Size: 5 x 3 inches
Published: New York
Description: District of Columbia with inset view of Capitol: Printed colour:
Map Ref: USA8966
Cartographer: Rand, McNally & Co.
Title: : Washington
Date: 1895      Size: 20 x 27 inches
Published: Chicago
Description: Bright and detailed plan of Washington DC. Printed colour.
Map Ref: USA8712
Cartographer: William Olsen
Title: : Washington - The Beautiful Capital of the Nation
Date: 1923      Size: 30 x 21 inches
Published: Washington, D.C.
Description: Spectacular bird's eye view of Washington DC with a list of the locations of key buildings and places of interest. (SL)
Map Ref: USA7965