Auction 129, Lot 347

"Fredericksburg", U.S. War Department

Subject: Virginia - Civil War

Period: 1867 (dated)

Publication: Military Maps … Armies of the Potomac and James

Color: Black & White

21.5 x 32 inches
54.6 x 81.3 cm

An uncommon large map of this important battlefield in which there were more than 18,000 casualties over a four day period. The map extends to include Hamilton's Crossing and Falmouth. Good detail along the Appahannock River including Beck's Island and Brown's Island. Drawn on a scale of three inches per mile, the remarkable detail locates roads, houses with occupants named, vegetation, drainage and relief by hachure. The opposing forces are differentiated by red and blue overprinting. The map was prepared by Bvt. Brig. Genl. N. Michler, Major of Engineers by Maj. J.E. Weyss, assisted by F. Theilkuhl, J. Strasser and G. Thompson.

References: Stephenson (CW) Maps #553.7

Condition: A

Beautiful example.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/23/2009