Abel Buell in the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress, the world’s biggest library has mounted an ongoing exhibition on Trinity Member Abel Buell beginning in November 11, 2013, Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784

History - Amos Buell in the LOC building layoutAbel Buell is honored on the North Gallery, First Floor, to the left of the entrance of the Thomas Jefferson Building.  According to the site:

“Abel Buell’s New and Correct Map of the United States of North America is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. This important early American map is known to exist in only seven copies. Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has generously placed his copy of the map at the Library.”

Take a photo-tour of the Thomas Jefferson Building’s exterior.  If you go to Washington D.C., visit the library and see the Buell exhibit.  The exhibit is located to the left of the main entrance in the Great Hall North area.