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[Dotted line map of Washington, D.C., 1791, before Aug. 19th].

[Dotted line map of Washington, D.C., 1791, before Aug. 19th].

 
 
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Summary

Shows survey lines and proposed public squares parks.
Relief shown by hachures.
Title from LC G&M Div. preliminary map shelflist card.
Ms. survey map drawn by P.C. L'Enfant.
Oriented with north toward the upper left.
Black and col. inks, watercolors.
In black ink at lower left: Note. All the lines coloured red are finished and those coloured yellow are intended to be compleated this season.
Watermark (crown over fleur-de-lis).
Originally drawn on 2 sheets.
Soiled, torn, missing small edge sections, and mounted on cloth backing.
Accompanied by positive and negative photocopies of L'Enfant's letter to George Washington, Aug. 19, 1791, the original in the L'Enfant papers, no. 0215-977, L.C. Ms. Div.
Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
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Date

01/01/1791
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Contributors

L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, 1754-1825.
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Source

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