Auction 163, Lot 176

"Map of the Southern States, Includng Rail Roads, County Towns, State Capitals, County Roads, the Southern Coast from Delaware to Texas, Showing the Harbors, Inlets, Forts and Position of Blockading Ships", Harper's Weekly

Subject: Southern United States, Civil War

Period: 1863 (dated)

Publication: Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War

Color: Hand Color

Size:
30.1 x 20.1 inches
76.5 x 51.1 cm

This terrific Civil War map shows good detail of the towns, villages, railroads, and the ship blockade of the south. The title continues along the bottom: "Prepared for Harper's History of the Rebellion. December, 1863." Surrounded by a very decorative border, it features portraits at each corner of Lincoln, Seward, Gen. Scott, and Gen. McClellan. An inset of "Florida. Southern Part." lies at lower right. On the verso are three black and white wood engraved birds-eye views, two single page and a large double page. The double page view details the region around the Chesapeake Bay and is titled "Pictorial Map of Portions of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina…" The other two are "Balloon View of Fortress Monroe and Hampton Roads" and "Balloon View of the Seat of War." An uncommon issue.

References: cf. Stephenson (CW) 14.55, 32.9, 37.

Condition: B+

Backed with linen to reinforce and repair a few tiny fold separations and a small chip in the right blank margin. Minor toning at right.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/14/2017

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