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Large Original Antique Civil War Map SIEGE of YORKTOWN Virginia April & May 1862 For Sale
Large Original Antique Civil War Map SIEGE of YORKTOWN Virginia April & May 1862:
Original Plate of "The Official Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies," Published the by the Resolution of the U.S. Congress of May 19. 1864, to serve as"The Official Historical Record of The Civil War, to be Accompanied by an Atlas of Battles,Troop Positions,Skirmishes, and Topography." The Atlas was never openly sold, and only distributed to Federal Depositories, Universities, Museums, and various Public Institutions. Of the only 10,000 Published, less than 1,000 Complete Atlases Remain.
Fine Adornment of Civil War History. Impressive on any Home or Office Wall.
Map of 1862
Siege of Yorktown
April & May, 1862
Includes Inset Maps of The Battlefield of Shiloh&The Army of The Ohio.
Original Lithograph PlateXIV(#14) of the 175 Plates of The Official Folio Historical Record of The Official Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Ordered by Act of Congress in 1864; Entered into The Library of Congress; and Published by theU.S.Publishing Office, Containingall Battle Maps, Field Reports, Correspondence, TroopPositions, Skirmishes, Coastal Surveys, Naval Battles, and Topography during the Four Years of the War - Theundertakingof Accumulating and Assembling The Atlas taking over 30 years to complete.
Part 3. Plate XIV.
Original PlateXIV (#14) of the 175 Published.
Original 1891. 126-yrs-old.
(1) "Reconnaissance of Secession Works and Plan of SIEGE OF YORKTOWN, Made Under Command of General Barnard and Major Humphreys, by Lieut. Abbot, and Lieut. Wagner, April & May, 1862."
Inset Maps: (2) "Map of The Battlefield of Shiloh, April 6th and 7th, 1862." (3) "Topographical Sketch of the Lines of Operations of The Army of Ohio, Under the Command of Major Gen. D.C. Buell, Surveyed from the 8th of APril to the 6th of June, 1862, by N.Michler, Assisted by John E. Weyss."
Confederate Forces Shown in Red. Union Forces in Blue.
Map is inVery Good/Good condition. Nomarks,soiling, or writings.Nominal fraying. Moderate foxing along fold indentation. Single fold as issued.Not a Reproduction. OriginalLithograph Engraved by Julius Bienfor the "The Official Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies;" Commissioned by Resolution of Congress May 19, 1864, in accordance to serve asThe OfficialHistoricalRecord of the War. The Atlas was Never Publicly Sold, with only 10,000Volumnes being Exclusively Distributed to Federal Depositories, Universities, Museums,& Various Public Institutions. The Atlas Entered the Public Domain when the Atlases were withdrawn from Libraries and Other Federal Depositories over the pastCentury. Only 10,000 were Published, and Less than 1,000 Complete Atlases Remain.
Impressive On Any
Home or Office Wall
Dimensions: 19" x 29.5"
Fine Adornment of
Civil War History
Great for Family History as Map Shows Cities, Towns, &Landmarks during the War; Some of Which No Longer Exist Today.
Map ShowsNames of Citizens' Homes & Farms, Churches, Taverns,Mills,Railroads, & Many Other Landmarks,
A Few of the Homes, Farms, Depots, Forts, Mills, Churches, & Other Landmarks located on the Map: Homes and Farms of Clarke, Johnson's Farm, A. Hicks, Harley, Widow Sarratt, Mill, Peach Orchard, and many others. (If you areinterestedin anyparticular name, town, home, farm, or otherlandmark, email me the name and I will look to see if it shown on the map.)
Intricate Detail. Julius Bien Engraved.
The Atlas to Accompany The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies was Commissionedwith Resolution of the U.S. Congress in 1864, by which Adjt. General E.D. Townsend was Appointed Directorship of the Collection and Preparation of the Atlas, which was ultimately Completed and Published in 35 Parts in Sets of Five Lithographic Plates by the U.S. Government Publishing Office between 1891-1895. The 175 Plate Volume dedicated to Preserving a Historical Record of the War, each Map portraying a wealth of Knowledge and Information on Division, Corps, and Troop Positions; Battle Lines, Topography, and Military Strategy.
The sale is for theMap itself. A Frame is Not Included. The Framed Map shown is a PersonalLithograph of the AtlasFeatured to Show the Beauty of the Maps when Framed.
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Imaginative & Creative Gift.
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"Some, to beautify their parlors, chambers, and libraries ... loveth, getteth, and useth maps, charts, and geographical globes." - John Dee, Advisor to Queen Elizabeth I.
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