Auction 137, Lot 231

"Map of the Southern States of North America with the Forts, Harbours & Military Positions", Wyld, James

Subject: Southern United States

Period: 1861 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

39 x 26.5 inches
99.1 x 67.3 cm

This important map indicates the dividing line between the Union and Confederate states. The map covers the area from Long Island in the northeast to eastern Texas and Indian Territory in the southwest. KanzasTerritory is shown in the northwest, despite Kansas achieving statehood in January of 1861. Military bounty lands are noted in Missouri. There is good detail of completed railroads and canals, and the map locates numerous towns and forts including Fort Gibson, Scott and Towsen. Wyld's map was widely used in Britain to demonstrate the conflict in America. Folds into red cloth covered boards with a pastedown title.


Condition: B

The map is dissected into 24 sections and backed with linen. There is some minor paper loss along one of the folds and some isolated staining. Covers are nearly separated.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,600

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 9/14/2011