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Auction 157, Lot 221


"[Lot of 2] Galveston, Tex. and Its Fortifications [on sheet with] Map of Siege Operations Against the Defenses of Charleston Harbor... [and] Map Port Hudson, LA. and Vicinity... [and] Coast of Texas and Its Defenses... ", U.S. War Department

Subject: Southern United States, Civil War

Period: 1891-95 (published)

Publication: Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies...

Color: Printed Color

27.3 x 16.4 inches
69.3 x 41.7 cm

This lot of informative Civil War maps comes from the government's comprehensive atlas covering the War Between the States. These plates were issued between 1891 and 1895 to accompany the Official Army Records and were published under the Secretaries of War Redfield Proctor, Stephen B. Elkins, and Daniel S. Lamont by Maj. Gen. George B. Davis, assisted by civilian experts Leslie Perry and Joseph Kirkley. The first sheet features three maps depicting the fortifications in Galveston, Texas, the operations of the Union army during the Second Battle of Charleston Harbor, and a map of Port Hudson, Louisiana, an important locale in the fight for control over the Mississippi River. The second sheet contains ten maps, the largest of which covers the coast of Texas from the mouth of the Rio Grande to Orange, the easternmost city in the state. Five of the remaining maps focus on central Virginia, especially the James River. Three of the maps zero in on the area around Atlanta, and one details John Schofield's crossing of the Chattahoochee River.


Condition: A

Faint color offsetting with a few short edge tears confined to the blank margins mostly closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/4/2016