Seat of War in Virginia Road to Richmond James River 1862 antique engraved map
$ 55.00

General Map of the Seat of War in Virginia, Showing the Road to Richmond

(Civil War, James River, Potomac River, Petersburg, Dismal Swamp)

Issued 1862, New York by Harper's Weekly

A visually appealing antique wood engraved map. It is an original map extracted from a scarce 19th century illustrated popular periodical.

In Good to Good+ [or better] condition: displays moderate to heavy age toning as typical (particulary for Harper's image of this era). There may be light scattered spotting or staining, slight waviness, soft crease across the sheet, light minor edge wear, possibly small minor edge repairs on the back with small pieces of archival tape. Any defects may hopefully be cleary seen in the scanned image.

Please examine the scan closely as the picture forms a central part of the description. There is a zoom feature so you can see close up. [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws].

There is text on the back because it was extracted from an illustrated periodical from the 19th century. Great fun to look at both sides. The only way to own this image as an original printed sheet from the 19th century.

Harpers Weekly appeared to use an acidic wood pulp paper. This paper is now some what fragile, and must be handled carefully. We will ship this print inside an archival plastic sleeve, gently rolled within a sturdy tube.

Overall, the map area remains clean and very attractive.

Unique and arresting old printed map entirely worthy of hanging for display or presenting to someone as a present.

Sheet measures c.  15 7/8" H x  10 3/4" W.

Printed area measures c. 13 3/4" H x  9" W