Battle of Bethel Virginia c.1890s huge detailed antique Civil War mapBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Topographical Sketch of the Battle of Bethel, VA.
Official Report of Maj. Gen. Frank P. Blair
Line of March of Left Wing, 16th Army Corps
Issued c.1891-95, Washington, D.C., by the US Government Printing Office.
Printed by Julius Bien & Co., Lithographers, N.Y.
Published under the direction of Daniel S. Lamont, Secretary of War.
Originally issued in the "Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies", which was issued in parts to subscribers over a period of years, but is sometimes found bound up later into atlas volumes.
This oversize and attractive lithographed 19th century sheet depicts in great detail the specific events and locations of the Civil War battles or regions depicted. Astoundingly detailed, with an emphasis upon precision and accuracy, attempting to capture visually and cartographically the regions and battles depicted.
Unlike topographical maps or state maps of the era issued by most cartographers, the underlying premise of these Civil War maps was to depict the cartography as it specifically related to events of the Civil War. Thus, individual battles, small forts, troop movements, local rail lines, panoramic views, etc. are often rendered and explained with precision in a manner quite unique. Also, the very large format of the sheet allows for a level of detail which makes the map perfect for display or study by a Civil War buff, since the detail it contains is to be found almost no where else on this scale.
In Good+ to VG, mostly clean condition. some light damp staining across the top blank margin which will disappear once matted and s ome light minor age-wear -- typical for maps of this era, and in no way offensive or severe.
Overall a pleasing example of this interesting map, which is well worthy of display.
Elephant folio sheet measures c. 29 1/4" W x 18 1/8" H.
Printed area measures c. 27" W x 13 3/8" H.
Original center-fold line as issued.