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Philip Lee Phillips Map Society
of the Library of Congress
G3851.G52 2013 .U5
Street map of central Washington D.C. showing parklands and all government buildings
United States Botanic Garden. United States National Park Service.
Selected buildings shown pictorially. Also shows "National Park Service visitor services" and
radial walking times/distances from the "U.S. Botanic Garden".
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The Geography and Map Division (G&M) has custody
of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in
the world with collections numbering over 5.5 million maps, 80,000
atlases, 6,000 reference works, over 500 globes and globe gores,
3,000 raised relief models, and a large number of cartographic
materials in other formats, including over 56,000 CDs/DVDs. The online Map
Collections represents only a small fraction that have been converted
to digital form (56,000+). These images were created from maps and atlases
and, in general, are restricted to items that are in public domain,
meaning those which are not covered by copyright.