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MAP #: 361P6

CARTOGRAPHER : PRANG, L. & CO. [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1861

SHORT TITLE : MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR!

REMAINING TITLE & ID : CONTAINING A MAP OF THE VICINITY OF WASHINGTON, BALTIMORE, HARPER'S FERRY AND ANNAPOLIS, WITH FIVE MILE DISTANT LINES FROM WASHINGTON. MAP SHOWING THE RAILROAD ROUTES, COAST LINES AND FORTS, BETWEEN BOSTON AND NORFOLK HARBOR; MAP OF NORFOLK HARBOR, FORT MONROE AND VICINITY, WITH 1 MILE DISTANCE LINES FROM FT. MONROE; MAP OF THE VICINITY OF RICHMOND. SMALL MAP OF THE ATLANTIC STATES, SHOWING THE R. ROAD CONNECTIONS; DIAGRAM OF THE CAMP AT CAIRO. PLAN OF HARPER'S FERRY! PORTRAITS OF GEN. JACKSON, GEN. SCOTT, &c. (CENTER TOP MARGIN). PORTRAIT OF ANDREW JACKSON (LEFT TOP MARGIN). PORTRAIT OF GENl. WINFIELD SCOTT. (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS, IN THE YEAR 1861, BY L. PRANG & CO, (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN) IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS. (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). PUBLISHED & LITHd. BY L. PRANG & CO. 34 MERCHANTS ROW, BOSTON -SOLE AGENT, J. HAVEN, 31 EXCHANGE ST. (CENTER BOTTOM MARGIN). THERE IS NOTHING ON THE REVERSE SIDE. LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1861
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : BOSTON
PUBLISHER : L. PRANG & CO.
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 55.0 X 51.5 CM. (5 INSETS ON 1 SHEET)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 71 X 56 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : VARIOUS
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-28
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : GS020-DTG
REGION CATEGORY : MAP ON WHICH THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA IS ONE MAIN FOCUS (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : CIVIL WAR MAP (3)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SHOALS ARE SHOWN BY DOTTED LINES IN MAP OF NORFOLK ONLY.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : STEPHENSON LISTS THE MAP.
DESCRIPTION : THIS ITEM CONSISTS OF SIX IRREGULAR INSETS INSIDE THE BORDERS MEASURING 55 X 51.5 CM. IT IS A VERY BUSY PAGE. STARTING IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER AND PROCEEDING CLOCKWISE ARE THESE INSETS: 1) MAP OF THE VICINITY OF WASHINGTON, BALTIMORE, HARPERS FERRY, FREDERICK CITY, ANNAPOLIS. HAVRE DE GRACE & ALEXANDRIA...;2) DIAGRAM OF THE CAMP AT CAIRO.; 3) MAP SHOWING THE R.R. ROUTS [SIC], COAST LINES, AND FORTS BETWEEN BOSTON AND NORFOLK HARBOR; 4) MAP OF NORFOLK HARBOR, FORT MONROE, AND VICINITY; 5) MAP OF THE ATLANTIC STATES SHOWING THE PRINCIPAL RAILROAD CONNECTIONS.; 6) MAP OF RICHMOND VA. & VICINITY.

MAP 1 SHOWS THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM THE CHOPTANK RIVER TO THE HEAD OF THE BAY WITHOUT SHOALS OR SOUNDINGS. MAP 3 SHOWS THE ENTIRE CHESAPEAKE BAY ON A SMALLER SCALE.

THIS ITEM IS NOTABLE ONLY FOR THE LARGE NUMBER OF ERRORS IN ITS PLACENAMES. FOR EXAMPLE, IN KENT COUNTY ALONE, ROCK HALL IS SPELLED AS ROCK HILL. HUNTINGFIELD PT. IS SPELLED HUNTINGFORD. THIS IS FAIRLY TYPICAL OF MAPS OF THE CIVIL WAR AREA THAT WERE THROWN TOGETHER QUICKLY IN ORDER TO GET ON THE MARKET WITHOUT DELAY. THE COPYISTS WERE NOT PARTICULARLY CAREFUL IN THEIR WORK.

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

EDITION & STATE INFO : STEPHENSON NOTES TWO VARIANTS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.

ONE ISSUE - (1861) - THIS IS THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN.

ANOTHER ISSUE - (1861) - SIMILAR TO THE OTHER ISSUE EXCEPT THAT IT CONTAINS PORTRAITS OF GENERAL B.F. BUTLER, THE LATE COL. E. ELLSWORTH, &c INSTEAD OF THOSE OF ANDREW JACKSON AND GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A COLORED COPY WITH SOME SMALL WATERSTAINS AND TEARS IN THE MARGIN. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF GS020-DTG AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-28.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : STEPHENSON, RICHARD W., CIVIL WAR MAPS AN ANNOTATED LIST OF MAPS AND ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 1989 (2ND ED.), 38, ITEMS 16 AND 17.

February 24, 1993


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