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 1861 Military Map of Southeastern Virginia
Showing Approaches to Richmond & Petersburg
Compiled in the Bureau of Topographical Engineers of the War Department 1861.
Intricate Detail. Julius Bien Engraved.
Original PlateXVII (#17) of The Official Folio Historical Record ofThe Civil Warcontained within 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 4. Plate XVII.
Original PlateXVII (#17) of the 175 Published.
Original 1892. 126-yrs-old.
Map is inVery Good/Good condition Nosoils, marks, or writings.Mild foxing. Nominal fraying along edges. 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 The Atlas Entered the Public Domain when the Atlases were withdrawn from Libraries and Other Federal Depositories over the pastCentury.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 Published, and Less than 1,000 Complete Atlases Remain.
Impressive On Any
Home or Office Wall
Dimensions: 19" x 29.5"
So Large It Makes Itself the Conversation of Any Room
Maps Read: (#1):."Part of the Map of the Military Department of Southeastern Virginia and Fort Monroe Showing the Approaches to Richmond and Petersburg, Compiled in the Bureau of Topographical Engineers of the War Department, 1861."
Inset Maps Read: (#2):."Picket Line of First Bridge and Reconnaissance toward Lee's Mill, Virginia, April 28, 1862." (#3): "Reconnaissance toward Lee's Mill, April 26, 1862."
Map Shows Citizens' Homes & Farms, Churches, Mills, Trading Posts, Blockade Line, & Many Other Landmarks:
(If Interested in Any Family in the Area, Email me the Name & Approximate Geographic Location and I will be Pleased to search to locate their Home, Farm, Mill, etc.)
A Few of the Homes, Farms, Depots, Forts, Mills, Churches, & Other Landmarks located on the Map:Pocahontas, Appomattox River, Petersburg & Lynchburg Railroad, Church, Port Walthall, Bermuda Hundred, Residences of Smith, Allen, Phillips, Clark, Bradly, Carter, Barker, Bailey, Parsley, Chickahominy River, Long Bridge, Jones' Bridge, Charles City, York River, Yorktown, St. Peter's Church, and many others landmarks. Email me names/geographical area if interested in locating familial or other landmarks.
Great for Genealogy & Family History as Map Shows Towns &Landmarks during the War; Some of Which No Longer Exist Today.
Fine Adornment of Civil War History.
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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