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Auction 94, Lot 171

"Map of the Seat of War in Virginia", Anon.

Subject: Virginia

Period: 1861 (dated)

Publication: Moore's Rural New-Yorker

Color: Black & White

12.8 x 19.4 inches
32.5 x 49.3 cm
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This simple woodcut map, published during the Manassas Campaign, depicts strategic cities and towns, transportation routes, fortified positions, and the location and number of Confederate troops at several locations. It is typical of the maps that appeared throughout the CIVIL WAR in newspapers and weekly journals. Below the map is an article discussing the war stating that "…readers can trace the movements of such as are endeavoring to degrade and disgrace their county, and also of those who are gallantly battling for Right. Liberty, and Law".


Condition: B

Couple of minor spots and a damp stain at top.

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $65

Closed on 3/7/2001