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[Washington, DC] Russell, Plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia... London, 1795. 15 x 20. BW. Portions of margins close trimmed; scattered stains, light transference. Good+. Handsome engraving by Russell. The first English printing of Andrew Ellicott's plan for the capital city, based on Pierre L'Enfant's design. The date of 1800 on the map refers to the year the city would become the capital. With a large compass indicator and a vignette of Fame and Liberty holding a copy of the Rights of Man. Bridges over the "Potomack," soundings in the river are seen. Remarks concern a water supply for the City. Phillips, America, p. 1005; Phillips, Maps and View of Washington (2nd ed.) PW 33; Shirley, Maps in the Atlases of the British Library G.Wint-1a #6. $3,000.00

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