Catalog Archive
Auction 98, Lot 210

"Extract of Military Map of N.E. Virginia Showing Forts and Roads", U.S. War Department

Subject: Virginia

Period: 1865 (dated)

Publication: 39th Cong., 1st Session. Report of the Chief Engineer

Color: Hand Color

17 x 23.7 inches
43.2 x 60.2 cm
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Shows District of Columbia and street grids for Washington and Alexandria. Many of the forts and roads within the District are shown in color. Very detailed including forested areas and farmsteads. An important map for understanding the field of operations in northeast Virginia during the Civil War. It is the most interesting of the 14 maps included in the report of the Army Chief of Engineers and consequently often suffers abuse, this example being in remarkable condition.

References: Stephenson (CW) variant of 685-7.

Condition: A

Remargined to compensate for binder's trim and backed with Japanese tissue. Minor repairs. Toned at some folds, still very good for this map.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $240

Closed on 3/6/2002