Auction 125, Lot 304

"[Lot of 2] Gettysburg and Vicinity. Showing the lines of Battle July, 1863… [and] Gettysburg - What They Did Here.",

Subject: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - Civil War

Period: 1888-92 (dated)

Publication: Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association

Color: Printed Color

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The first (12 x 16") is a detailed map of the battlefield intended as a tour handout for patrons. Published by the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association in 1888, evidently for the influx of 25th anniversary visitors. This example is "Compliments of Wm. T. Ziegler, Proprietor Ziegler & Holtzworth Livery…The Battlefield a Specialty." A further notation warns visitors to not "allow yourselves to be picked up by irresponsible Guides who infest our streets and depots." Overprinted colors locate troop positions for the three days of the battle. A mint example of the scarce, unfolded issue of this map. (A+)

The second item is a guidebook, by Luther W. Minnigh, 1892, 150 pp (6 x 9.2"), paper covers. Complete with the same map as above bound in, with numerous changes in troop positions, and without the promotional Ziegler notation. The folding map is fine. Booklet covers are a little soiled with roughness at spine and a chip missing from front cover at upper left. (A)

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Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/24/2008

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