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Auction 188, Lot 813


"[Lot of 2] American Heritage - Battle Maps of the Civil War [and] Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War",

Subject: References, Civil War

Period: 1992-99 (published)


Color: Printed Color

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A. American Heritage - Battle Maps of the Civil War, by Richard O'Shea, published 1992 (9.9 x 13.0"). This superb reference documents 17 of the major battles of the Civil War through maps and illustrations. The book provides a unique mix of never-before-published historic maps drawn in the aftermath of the battles, David Greenspan's pictorial maps first published in The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War in 1960, aerial photography of battlefields, battle paintings by Don Troiani, and more. Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, and Chattanooga are among the battles covered. Hardbound in black cloth with gilt title on the spine and an illustrated dust jacket. 176 pages. Condition: Contents are near fine with faint toning on the pastedown and endpapers. Covers have minor shelf wear. (A)

B. Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War, by Earl B. McElfresh, published 1999 (9.9 x 12.1"). This is a thorough examination of Civil War maps, mapmaking, and mapmakers and documents the techniques and travails of the mapmaker in the field. Lively anecdotes are retold alongside discussion of the practical effect of the cartographer's art on actual military operations. 272 pages, notes, bibliography, index, 180 illustrations, 150 in full-color, many never before reproduced. Hardbound with illustrated dust jacket. Condition: Like new. (A+)



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Estimate: $40 - $60

Sold for: $55

Closed on 6/22/2022