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Auction 145, Lot 307

"Extract of Military Map of N.E. Virginia Showing the Forts and Roads", U.S. Army

Subject: Virginia and Washington D.C.

Period: 1865 (dated)

Publication: Report of Chief Engineer U.S.A., 39th Congress, 1st Session

Color: Printed Color

16.8 x 23.7 inches
42.7 x 60.2 cm
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This is an unusual map that shows the District of Columbia with street grids for Washington and Alexandria. Many of the forts and roads within the District are shown in color. The information shown is very detailed, including forested areas and farmsteads. This map is plate No. 1 from the report. It is an early published Civil War map; most reports and maps withheld publication until the 1890's to allow time for the national wound to heal sufficiently for a public discussion of the conflict.

References: Stephenson (CW) #686.

Condition: B

Issued folding with light toning along the folds and a few short fold separations that have been mostly closed on verso with archival materials. There is a binding trim and associated short binding tear at left which is closed on verso with old paper.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/12/2013