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Auction 98, Lot 211

"Spottsylvania Court House", U.S. War Department

Subject: Virginia

Period: 1867 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

31 x 19.6 inches
78.7 x 49.8 cm
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This superb Civil War military map was issued in a U.S. War Department report illustrating the Operations of the Armies of the Potomac & James. The maps were beautifully lithographed and hand colored by Julius Bien of New York. Each large-scale map features incredible detail including roads, houses, fences, names of inhabitants, vegetation, drainage, and relief hachures. Maj. J.E. Weyss drew these maps from surveys under the direction of Bvt. Brig. Gen. N. Michler and Bvt. Lieut. Col. P.S. Michie under the command of Bvt. Maj. Gen. A.A. Humphreys.

Very detailed on a scale 3 inches = 1 mile. The background is colored in full-wash burnt umber and the Union and Confederate entrenchments colored in strong blue and red. A great battle plan printed on heavy paper.

References: Phillips (A) #3688-5.

Condition: A

Top margin has an area of toning, not affecting image.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 3/6/2002