Auction 124, Lot 278

"[Lot of 5 - Gettysburg, Civil War]", U.S. Government

Subject: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Period: 1900 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

See Description

A very interesting set of separately issued maps that show the Union and Confederate Armies' troop buildup over three days, from July 1st to July 3rd, 1863, in Gettysburg. The maps, which show some topography and land ownership, are lithographic prints by Julius Bien and Co. of New York. Position of Union and Confederate Armies on the Morning of July 1, 1863 (10 x 12.5"). Shows an expanded view of the area including parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. The other three maps show the immediate area around Gettysburg, and are listed as follows: Gettysburg, July 2,1863. - Second Day (14 x 14.8"); Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. Third Day (14 x 14.8"); and Calvary Battle, Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. (2-5 P.M.) (6 x 16") Lithographed by Julius Bien & Co. Lith, N.Y. These maps, apparently from the same plates, were separately issued and are not taken from the Atlas of the Rebellion. No reference located for these maps.

Also included in this lot is a wood engraving of a battlefield scene with a detailed manuscript description on the verso. This scarce wood engraving was drawn by H.W. Burns from memory. Burns was attached to the 40th New York Volunteers during the battle at Devils Den, south of Gettysburg, for which he was awarded a medal for bravery by General Kearny. Read more about this battle here. Notations on verso indicate the engraving was owned by a grandson of Sergeant Burns. We find no references or past information on this rare engraving.


Condition: A

All vary very good to fine.

Estimate: $150 - $250

Sold for: $425

Closed on 5/7/2008