Fort Sumter Sullivan Island c.1890's huge detailed old vintage Civil War printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Exterior View of the Gorge of Fort Sumter
Sullivan's Island, Battery Beauregard
Channel Face of Fort Moultrie with Bomb Proof Shelter and Flag Staff
Fort Sumter, Interior View of Three Gun Battery
(Union Fort, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, Site of the First Civil War Battle, Federal Fortified Position)
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 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. Perhaps some light damp staining in the blank margins which will disappear once matted and some light minor age-wear -- typical for prints of this era, and in no way offensive or severe.
Overall a pleasing example of this interesting image, which is well worthy of display.
Original center-fold line as issued.
Elephant folio sheet measures c. 29 1/4" W x 18 1/8" H.
Printed area measures c. 27" W x 16 3/8" H.