Maps: Real Estate Plat Books
- Creation: 1874 - 1896
Plat maps on Dig DC currently include real estate atlases from 1874-1896. Historic real estate atlases, or 'plat' maps, show the footprints of each building extant in the city at the time the atlas was published. Atlases are arranged by volume for different parts of the city (those published before 1892 were not divided into volumes).
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions to accessing this digital collection.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection is in public domain.
Biographical / Historical
The Washingtoniana Map Collection consists of more than 8,000 print and microfiche maps from 1612 to the present documenting the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. These include real estate atlases, Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, and many others covering a variety of topics and created by many sources for many different purposes. Real estate atlas holdings include plat books published by Hopkins (1877-1890s) and Baist (1903-67).
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