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Auction 98, Lot 214

"Harper's Ferry", U.S. War Department

Subject: West Virginia

Period: 1867 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

27.4 x 22.5 inches
69.6 x 57.2 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.

Map of the battlefield area with a colored background, troop placements shown in blue and red and the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers colored green. Very detailed on a scale 3 inches = 1 mile. A great battle plan printed on heavy paper.

References: Stephenson (CW) Maps #697.3.

Condition: A

One insignificant spot.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/6/2002