"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 & Ward
Subject: Virginia, Civil War
Period: 1862 (dated)
Publication: War Department
Color: Hand Color
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.
There are a few edge tears in the left side margin that just pass the neatline with minor soiling and faint centerfold toning. Very narrow margin at top, as issued.