GoDCers Love Maps 1851 Map of the City of Washington, D.C. Aug 20, 2012 What an amazing old map of Washington, D.C. in 1851. I found this gem on the Library of Congress’ website. Click on it for a much larger version. Map of the city of Washington D.C. : established as the permanent seat of the government of the U.S. of Am. / James Keily, surveyor. – 1851 (Library of Congress) Dig this map? Want to see more? Sign up for our updates and follow us on Facebook. Ghosts of DC via EmailWant to get our great content sent to you by email? Sign up here and we'll stay in touch!