Auction 127, Lot 294

"Map of the Siege of Vicksburg, Miss. by the U.S. Forces under the Command of Maj. Genl. U.S. Grant…", U.S. War Department

Subject: Mississippi

Period: 1863 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
27.5 x 29.5 inches
69.9 x 74.9 cm

This large battle map identifies Union and Confederate entrenchments with blue and red hand color, respectively. It details the roads, streets, houses, railroads, vegetation and more. Topographical information shown by hachure. At right are elevations of several batteries, both Confederate and Union, also four profiles of different entrenchments are illustrated. This map is regarded as the best contemporary depiction of this important, pivotal Civil War battle. Drawn by Charles Spangenbery. Engraved on stone by J. Schedler. Illustrated on page 137 in the later edition of Stephenson.

References: Stephenson (CW) #285.

Condition: B+

Some edge tears and a few small chips. Centerfold with a clean split, professionally closed on verso.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/25/2009

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