Auction 125, Lot 242

"Defenses of Washington. Extract of Military Map of N. E. Virginia Showing Forts and Roads", U.S. Government

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1865 (dated)

Publication: Official Atlas of the Civil War

Color: Printed Color

13 x 16.3 inches
33 x 41.4 cm

This interesting and historical map details the various defenses poised to defend Washington from the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The map extends to include Alexandria, Falls Church, Silver Spring and Bladensburg. With remarkable detail, the map locates forts, schools, mills, railroads, fortifications, and much more. There are scores of individual homes and farms identified with the owner's name. Washington is shown in street grid format. There is fine detail of watershed and topography. Dated 1865, but published 1891-95. The map was published to accompany the "report of Brig. Gen. Richard Delafield…dated October 30, 1865." This is one of the more desirable maps from the report.


Condition: A+

Pristine example with perfect impression.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/24/2008