Auction 140, Lot 318

"Map of the Vicinity of Petersburg. Taken from Surveys Made by Order of Maj. Gen. J. F. Gilmer, Chief-Engineer, C. S. A.", Gilmer, Jeremy Francis

Subject: Virginia, Civil War

Period: 1866 (published)

Publication: Life and Campaigns of General Robert E. Lee

Color: Black & White

12 x 18 inches
30.5 x 45.7 cm

This is an uncommon map by Major General Gilmer, who was in charge of providing detailed maps for use by the Confederate Army. It is a good example of the painstaking detail his surveyors gathered, covering an area 15 miles by 22 miles wide, and shows numerous fortifications, towns, railroads, and locations of residents. Petersburg is located along the Appomattox River, and was the scene of the last of the great battles of the Civil War. This edition was copied from Gilmer’s original and lithographed by H. L. Penfield of New York.


Condition: B+

There is some light, uneven toning and a tiny pinhole located on the lower fold. The top margin is narrow but adequate for framing. Issued folding on thin banknote paper.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/23/2012