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Auction 182, Lot 337

"[Lot of 2] The Seat of War in Virginia... [in] The Philadelphia Inquirer [and] The Seat of War in Eastern Virginia [and] Norfolk and Vicinity [in] New-York Tribune",

Subject: Virginia, Civil War

Period: 1862 (published)


Color: Black & White

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A. The Seat of War in Virginia. A Map Showing the Localities Occupied by the United States Forces --- The New Rebel Line of Defence... [in] The Philadelphia Inquirer, published 1862 (9.3 x 6.7"). On a full sheet of text measuring 15.5 x 20.6". This 8-page issue from April 2, 1862 includes a map of northern Virginia on the front page, showing the areas occupied by the "United States Forces" and the "Rebels." Three American flags are shown in regions where the U.S. Forces are in control. The Rebel line is noted as extending between Gordonsville, Fredericksburg and the Rappahannock River. There are additional articles in this issue related to the war in various areas. Condition: Lightly toned with a dampstain in the top third of the paper. (B+)

B. The Seat of War in Eastern Virginia [and] Norfolk and Vicinity [in] New-York Tribune, by G. Woolworth Colton, published 1862 (7.3 x 8.9") and (4.6 x 5.1"). On a full sheet of text measuring 15.7 x 20.7". This 12-page issue from May 12, 1862 features two maps showing the seat of the Civil War in Virginia on the front page. The larger map shows the eastern half of Virginia, extending as far west as Charlottesville. A table below the map gives distances from Richmond. The smaller map focuses on the key cities around the mouth of the James River: Norfolk, Hampton and Newport News. The front page also includes a long article on the advance of General McClellan's Army. Condition: Clean and bright with a small chip on the front page at top left. (A)



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Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 4/28/2021