Auction 121, Lot 261

"Map Showing the System of Rebel Fortifications on the Mississippi River at Island No. 10 and New Madrid , Also the Operations of the U. S. Forces under General John Pope Against These Positions", U.S. War Department

Subject: Missouri

Period: 1862 (published)

Publication: Report of Maj. Gen. Pope to the Committee on the Conduct of the War

Color: Black & White

17 x 20 inches
43.2 x 50.8 cm

A key Civil War map that details the operations involved in the capture of New Madrid and Island No. 10 in the early months of 1862. The detailed map shows the troop locations, roads, houses, batteries and gunboats in the Mississippi. It includes skeleton town plans of New Madrid, Pt. Pleasant, Riddle's Point, and Tiptonville. Very fancy Victorian titling. Lithography by Bowen & Co. Lith., Philadelphia.

References: Stephenson (CW) #299-8.

Condition: B

Some fold splits have been repaired with archival tape on verso. One intersectional fold has a small hole. Map is a bit toned along one fold.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/26/2007