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Samuel Hill

Samuel Hill


Andrew Ellicott (1754-1820) was an astronomer and surveyor. Prior to the Revolutionary War, Ellicott taught mathematics in Baltimore. A skilled surveyor, he conducted surveys of the Territory of Washington and the Mason-Dixon line. He also made the first topographical study of the Niagara River ad Falls. Ellicott was a member of the American Philosophical Society. He tutored Meriwether Lewis in astronomy before Lewis set out with Clark for their famous expedition. In 1813, Ellicott accepted a post as a professor of mathematics at West Point Academy. He died there in 1820.



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1789 - A North View of Castle William in the Harbour of Boston

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Rare Early American View Early American view of Castle William in Boston Harbor. Castle William's history dates to 1634 when cannons were first deployed to defend Boston Harbor. British officials used the fort as a refuge in the year prior to the...


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1792 - 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 Government after the year MDCCC.

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Near flawless example of the souvenir edition Hill's Plan of Washington, printed in red on linen. Hill's Plan of Washington is the earliest official map of the City of Washington, pre-dated only by the pirated miniature magazine edition of the Hill...


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1796 - 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.

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Scarce engraved folding map of Washington, D.C., representing one of the earliest derivations of Samuel Hill's version of the Ellicott plan. In January 1791, President Washington announced that the capital district would be a diamond-shaped tract, 10...