Auction 139, Lot 278

"Seat of War in Virginia", Weekly Dispatch

Subject: Virginia, Civil War

Period: 1884 (published)

Publication: The Dispatch Atlas

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 12.3 inches
43.9 x 31.2 cm

This detailed map of central Virginia is the bottom sheet of three maps describing the Seat of War. Staunton, in the Shenandoah Valley, is at upper left; Petersburg, along the Appomattox River, is at lower right. This early map series was intended to inform British readers with enough detail that they could follow the reports of the battles. Although troop dispositions and fortifications are not shown, two U. S. Arsenals are shown west of Richmond.


Condition: B+

Printed on quality paper with original outline color. There is a very light damp stain along lower margin and neatline. There are a few tiny edge tears that have been repaired on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/15/2012