Plan Siege of Yorktown Shiloh c.1890's huge detailed old vintage Civil War mapBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Reconnaissance of Seccession Works and Plan of Siege of Yorktown
Topographical Sketch of the Line of Operation of the Army of the Ohio Under the Command of Major General D.C. Buell, U.S. Volunteers
Map of the Battlefield of Shiloh
(Deserted Battery, Rebel Defensive Line, Confederate Rifle Pit, Chambers Creek, Tennessee River)
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. Perhaps some light damp staining in the blank margins which will disappear once matted and some 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.
Original center-fold line as issued.
Elephant folio sheet measures c. 29 1/2" W x 18 1/2" H.
Printed area measures c. 27 1/4" W x 16 1/4" H.