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MAP #: 361H3

CARTOGRAPHER : HARPER'S WEEKLY [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1861

SHORT TITLE : PICTORIAL MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR,

REMAINING TITLE & ID : SHOWING PARTS OF THE STATES OF MARYLAND, DELAWARE, VIRGINIA, AND NORTH CAROLINA, AND ALSO THE COAST LINE FROM CAPE HENRY TO FORT PICKENS, WITH THE UNITED STATES BLOCKADING FLEET. (IN TYPESET LETTERS ACROSS THE BOTTOM MARGIN OF THE DOUBLE PAGE). "HARPER'S WEEKLY." (ABOVE DOUBLE LINE, CENTER TOP MARGIN). "360" (LEFT TOP MARGIN). "361" (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). "-[SEE PAGE 359.]" (TO RIGHT OF TITLE IN BOTTOM MARGIN). THE PICTORIAL MAP IS ORIENTED WITH SOUTH AT THE TOP. LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1861
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : NEW YORK[?]
PUBLISHER : HARPER'S WEEKLY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 35.1 X 51.6 CM. (EXCLUDING MARGINAL WRITING)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : VARIES, BUT NOT GIVEN.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-430
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : G017-HUG
REGION CATEGORY : MAP ON WHICH THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA IS ONE MAIN FOCUS (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : PANORAMA VIEW (2)
: CIVIL WAR MAP (3)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : S IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : NONE (1)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : NONE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS EXCELLENT PICTORIAL MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR CENTERS ON THE CHESA- PEAKE BAY TIDEWATER AREA, MARYLAND AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA. IT WAS PUBLISHED ON PAGES 360 AND 361 OF THE HARPER'S WEEKLY MAGAZINE OF JUNE 8, 1861. ON PAGE 359 IT STATES "ON PAGES 360 AND 361 WE PUBLISH A LARGE BIRDSEYE VIEW OF THE SEAT OF WAR IN VIRGINIA AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD, WHICH WILL ENABLE OUR READERS TO FOLLOW THE MARCH OF THE ARMIES INTELLIGENTLY." THIS STATEMENT IS FOLLOWED BY A FEW EXPLANATORY PARAGRAPHS ABOUT NORFOLK, LYNCHBURG, FREDERICKSBURG, PETERSBURG, YORKTOWN AND WINCHESTER.

THE MAP IS PARTICULARLY CURIOUS BECAUSE IT IS PROBABLY THE ONLY MAP OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AREA THAT IS ORIENTED WITH SOUTH AT THE TOP. THE ENGRAVING AND COLORING GIVE A THREE DIMENSIONAL EFFECT, WHICH IS QUITE REALISTIC. THE MAJOR TOWNS, ROADS AND RAILROADS ARE SHOWN, WITH THE LATTER EMPHASIZED IN RED AND THE RAILROAD LINES IDENTIFIED.

DATA IS FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPY OF THIS MAP IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY A SINGLE EDITION AND STATE OF THIS MAP IS KNOWN TO THE WRITER.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD FULL COLORED COPY (AS ISSUED) WITH A SHORT TEAR AT THE CENTERFOLD. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF G017-HUG AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-430.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : NONE FOUND.

December 13, 1991


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