Auction 170, Lot 321

"[Lot of 4] National Tribune War Maps. No. 1 [and] An Illustrative Map of Battle-Grounds of August 28th, 29th, & 30th 1862 in the Vicinity of Groveton... [and] Environs de Washington... [and] Les Champs de Bataille du Rappahanock",

Subject: Northern Virginia, Civil War

Period: 1874-95 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

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A. National Tribune War Maps. No. 1 - The First Battle of Bull Run. July 21, 1861, from The National Tribune, published 1895 (15.3 x 12.5"). This map is centered on Fairfax Courthouse and shows the Union and Rebel positions during the First Battle of Bull Run. Includes portraits of Generals McDowell, Slocum, Ricketts, and Griffin in the corners and surrounded by a decorative border. Below the map is "The Story of the Battle" by John McElroy. On a full sheet of text measuring 17.1 x 23.2". Ref: Stephenson #567. Condition: Issued folding with pleasant light toning and a former owner's stamp on verso. (B+)

B. An Illustrative Map of Battle-Grounds of August 28th, 29th, & 30th 1862 in the Vicinity of Groveton, Prince William Co., Va... [bound in] Congressional Record. Forty-Sixth Congress, Second Session, by U.S. Government, published 1880 (26.4 x 22.1"). Surveyed by General Warren, this map shows the probable positions of Confederate troops during the battle of Second Manassas or 2nd Bull Run. This map was produced for a special commission to review the acts of Union General Porter. In 1862, Porter was accused of insubordination for failing to comply with an order from his superior, Major General Pope, to advance to a position that was being occupied by General Longstreet's Confederate forces. Pope, however, was unaware that his orders would put his own men directly in front of a major Confederate position. On Pope's second order, Porter reluctantly complied despite his troops being outnumbered 30,000 to 5,000. Union forces easily won the battle, and Pope was infuriated by the defeat and relieved Porter of his duties. Porter was later court martialed for his insubordination and found guilty. Porter finally gained back his reputation when he was exonerated in 1878 by this special commission. Ref: Stephenson #572.8. Condition: The map is issued on thick paper with minor creasing and faint color offsetting at bottom. Report text is very good with light toning and several small edge tears and chips. (B+)

C. [Lot of 2] Environs de Washington et du Bull Run (19.9 x 14.1") [and] Les Champs de Bataille du Rappahannock (21.8 x 14.3"), by Ed. Dumas Vorzet, circa 1874-75. These two maps of Northern Virginia come from the uncommon French atlas to accompany Comte de Paris' Historie de la Guerre Civile en Amerique. These important, remarkably detailed maps should not be confused with the smaller maps issued with the American version of the History. Comte de Paris served the Union cause for a time under General McClellan which gave him access to the large, original U.S. Army maps. The maps were drawn by Dumas-Vorzet and engraved by Wuhrur. Condition: Just a hint of pleasant light toning. (A)



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Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/14/2018