Auction 96, Lot 171

"Antietam", U.S. War Department

Subject: Maryland

Period: 1867 (dated)

Publication: Maj. J.E. Weyss

Color: Hand Color

25.5 x 22.2 inches
64.8 x 56.4 cm

Map of the Civil War battlefield prepared by Bvt. Brig. Gen. N. Michler, Maj. of Engineers from surveys under his direction. By Order of Bvt. Maj. Gen. A.A. Humphreys, Brig. Genl. & Chief of Engineers and under the Authority of the Hon. Secretary of War. Lithographed by Julius Bien with hand applied burnt umber background, and "General direction of Confederate line of Battle, Sept. 16, 1862" colored in red. Union positions are not shown. A detailed street grid of Sharpsburg and its vicinity are shown as well as much geographic detail. A superior map of this famous battlefield with exquisite detail.

References: Stephenson #245.8.

Condition: A

Printed on heavy paper with a little cockling.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/12/2001