Catalog Archive
Auction 99, Lot 236

"Map of the Region between Gettysburg, PA. and Appomattox Court House, VA. Exhibiting the connection between Campaign and Battle-Field Maps prepared by Authority of the Hon. Secretary of War.", U.S. War Department

Subject: Pennsylvania

Period: 1869 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

27 x 43.5 inches
68.6 x 110.5 cm

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.

This very large map is the index map for this set of military maps. Superbly detailed throughout the region that includes Lynchburg, Appomattox, Petersburg, Richmond, Fredricksburg, Harper's Ferry and Gettysburg. The extents of the individual campaign maps are indicated through shading. An extraordinary and large Civil War map.

References: Phillips [A] Vol. 3, #3688.

Condition: A

Crisp impression on sound paper. Backed with archival tissue.

Estimate: $300 - $350


Closed on 6/12/2002