Auction 127, Lot 296

"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: 1866 (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 of 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-style titling. Lithography by Bowen & Co. Lith., Philadelphia.

References: Stephenson (CW) #299-8.

Condition: B+

Folding as issued. Good impression and full margins. Two well closed and nearly invisible tears at left.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 2/25/2009