Auction 119, Lot 161

"[Lot of 10] Map of the United States of America, Showing the Boundaries of the Union and Confederate Geographical Divisions and Departments [1861-1865]", U.S. Government

Subject: United States

Period: 1891-95 (published)

Publication: Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies

Color: Printed Color

Size:
27.7 x 16.5 inches
70.4 x 41.9 cm

This interesting and historical set of Civil War maps is rarely offered together. The first map is dated Dec. 31, 1860 and shows South Carolina as the only seceding state. The detail in the West includes the location of Army posts, routes of early explorers, U.S. mail routes, the Santa Fe Trail, Pony Express Route, etc. Succeeding maps reflect changes each six months in Department Boundaries, status of Confederate States, territorial boundary changes, and notations regarding the operations of Union Army forces. This represents the complete collection of maps as published with the last map dated April 9, 1865. The collection includes the dates Dec. 31, 1860; June 30, 1861; Dec. 31, 1861; June 30, 1862; Dec. 31, 1862; June 30, 1863; Dec. 31, 1863; June 30, 1864; Dec. 31, 1864; and April 9, 1865.

References:

Condition: A+

Very nice examples considering these are usually seen on poor paper that is brittle and toned. The April 1865 map has creases in blank corners at bottom.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 5/9/2007

Archived