Auction 134, Lot 163

"Phelps & Watson's Historical and Military Map of the Border & Southern States", Phelps & Watson

Subject: Eastern United States, Civil War

Period: 1864 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
35.6 x 25 inches
90.4 x 63.5 cm

This important Civil War map focuses on the Confederate states including Texas, and the bordering states from Nebraska to Pennsylvania. Good detail throughout including towns, railroads, forts, and distances from place to place along the railroads. It presents the war's battles marked throughout with red colored dots. Blue dots mark the population statistics for each state and in the southern states free and slave populations are noted. At lower right is an extensive list of "Battles of the War." The last battle listed is the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House May 4 - 12 [1864]. The map extends north into Lake Erie and west to include most of Texas, Indian Territory, Kansas, and Nebraska. In Florida the map ends in the vicinity of Bayport and Mellon with an inset on the same scale completing the state to Key West and Dry Tortugas. Copyright 1862, the map was regularly updated during and after the war, this being a Civil War Edition. The railroads are well delineated but are not named. Surrounded by decorative border with corner graphic elements. Folds into orange pictorial covers featuring an army camp with a large U.S. Flag above. Inside the 35pp booklet is "Brief Description of Battles and Skirmishes of the War" that lists the battles in chronological order.

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Condition: B+

The map has full original wash hand color in bright condition. There are a few short closed tears and archival tape at the folds on the verso. The top and right margins are cut just into the decorative border as issued. The soft covers have some wear with a few tears and right tips missing. The booklet is very nice with no flaws.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/1/2010

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