Auction 132, Lot 308

"Johnson's Map of the Vicinity of Richmond, and Peninsula Campaign in Virginia Showing also the interesting localities along the James, Chickahominy and York Rivers", Johnson, A. J.

Subject: Virginia

Period: 1862 (dated)

Publication: War Department

Color: Hand Color

Size:
26.5 x 17.7 inches
67.3 x 45 cm

A very interesting Civil War map that was compiled from the Official Maps of the War Department. This well-engraved map covers the region of the James, Chickahominy and York Rivers, and includes the cities of Norfolk, Richmond, and Petersburg. The map shows great detail of military movements, lines and fortifications. It notes the location of the "contest" between the Monitor and Merrimac on 9 March 1862, the Confederate evacuation of Yorktown, May 4 1862, the battle in the vicinity of Williamsburg, May 5 1862, the battle of Malvern Hill and several other military engagements in the vicinity of Richmond.

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Condition: B+

Original color with minor spots on centerfold and a pair of tiny tears in the map border at bottom, closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/2/2010

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