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Map Number 10201 
Cartographer J. Russel 
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 1800. 
Date 1795 
Publisher  
Place of Publication London 
Image Size (mm) 398 x 526 
Image Size (Inches) 15.67 x 20.71 
Coloring Black & White 
Condition Very Good, lower and upper margins are extended 
Notes This is one of the earliest large scale plans of the City of Washington, based upon Ellicott's original manuscript plan of the City. Russell's map of the city is the fourth earliest plan of the Washington, preceded only by the 2 official plans, published in 1792 and the first edition of John Reid's map. Russell based his work on the Reid's map in an edition of 1795 in London, with the engraver's name listed as John Russell. The plan depicts Georgetown, the street layout for Washington proper, President's House, Capitol, large green, etc. A decorative cartouche and a fancy compass rose.  
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Price (US$) 3750  
Short Description Maps City Maps; Maps United States East District of Columbia Washington;  
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