"Extract of Military Map of N.E. Virginia Showing the Forts and Roads", U.S. War Dept.
Subject: Virginia and District of Columbia
Period: 1865 (dated)
Publication: 39th Cong., 1st Session. Report of the Chief Engineer
Color: Printed Color
16.8 x 23.7 inches
42.7 x 60.2 cm
This is an unusual map that shows the District of Columbia and street grids for Washington and Alexandria. Many of the forts and roads within the District are shown in color. The information shown is very detailed, including forested areas and farmsteads. This is an important map for understanding the field of operations in northeast Virginia during the Civil War. It is the most interesting of the 14 maps included in the report of the Army Chief of Engineers.
These maps are often in bad shape - this one is in exceptionally good shape with minor toning on centerfolds. Issued folding, now pressed and backed with tissue.