Auction 161, Lot 372

"Region Embraced in the Operations of the Armies Against Richmond and Petersburg", U.S. Army

Subject: Central Virginia, Civil War

Period: 1865 (dated)

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

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.2 x 32.2 inches
61.5 x 81.8 cm

This large folding Civil War map is dated 1865 but was published in the Chief Engineer's report of 1866. The map depicts the military positions of the Union and Rebel armies in red and blue in the vicinity of Richmond and Petersburg. Information includes roads, villages, railroads, watershed and the terrain in hachure. The coat-of-arms for the Army Corps of Engineers is below the title. This map is plate No. 12 from the report and is drawn on a scale of 0.75 miles per inch. 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) #644.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning along the folds and a few short splits at fold intersections.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/8/2017

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