Washington, DC Antique Map Print (1792)

SKU: 15891

Archival print reproduction of an antique map of Washington, DC from 1792 by Andrew Ellicott.

  • Medium: Archival pigment inkjet print
  • Paper: 100% cotton, museum-quality, acid-free, heavyweight, matte finish
  • Size: 16x20 inches (includes a 1/8 inch white border)

All prints come unframed.

About This Map

One of the earliest maps to show the proposed city of Washington in the District of Columbia. Andrew Ellicott was in charge of surveying the land set aside for the District and city, and made several modifications to L'Enfant's original plan for the new capital. The map shows the street layout, with wide diagonal streets named after the states overlaid on a regular grid pattern. The Capitol building, Mall, and President's House are indicated, and explanatory notes are included in the lower corners describing the layout of the streets and details of surveying.

Title: 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
Author: Andrew Ellicott (1754-1820)
Year: 1792