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MAP #: 363D8

CARTOGRAPHER : DOWER, JOHN

DATE: 1863

SHORT TITLE : MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR IN VIRGINIA.

REMAINING TITLE & ID : - SEE PAGE 702.(TYPESET, CENTER BOTTOM MARGIN). "JUNE 27, 1863" (LEFT TOP MARGIN). "THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS" (CENTER TOP MARGIN). "689" (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). "DRAWN & ENGRAVED BY JOHN DOWER, F.R.G.S. PENTONVILLE-HILL, LONDON. N." (BOTTOM, TO RIGHT OF CENTER). SCALE OF 100 BRITISH MILES (ABOVE ENGRAVER'S IMPRINT). EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS (ABOVE SCALE). INSET ENTITLED "POSITIONS OF GENls. LEE & BURNSIDE, DECr. 13, 1862" (12 X 9.3 CM., BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). FOUR POINTED COMPASS ROSE (TOP RIGHT). ON THE REVERSE SIDE IS PAGE 690, WITH A FULL PAGE OF TEXT. THE FIRST ARTICLE IS ENTITLED "CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 4." LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1863
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : LONDON
PUBLISHER : THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 34.4 X 23.7 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 1,740,000 (APPROX.)
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-659(1)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : SW015-DUD
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED MAP OF PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : CIVIL WAR MAP (4)
: VIRGINIA MAP PRIMARILY (13)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS OF JUNE 27, 1863 ON PAGE 702 GIVES AN EXPLANATION OF THE MAP. NO OTHER SOURCES WERE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP OF THE AREA BETWEEN GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA AND NORFOLK, VIRGINIA IS DESIGNED TO SHOW THE PROGRESS OF THE CIVIL WAR FROM APRIL 6, 1862 TO MARCH, 1863. THE MAP IS KEYED TO AN EXPLANATION OF THE WAR ON PAGE 702 OF THE JUNE 27, 1863 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. THE MAP IS ON PAGE 689 OF THAT ISSUE. THE MAP IS QUITE INFORMATIVE WHEN READ IN CONNECTION WITH THE EXPLANATION. THE EXPLANATION BEGINS AS FOLLOWS: "THE BATTLE-FIELDS OF VIRGINIA. WE PRESENT OUR READERS WITH A CAREFULLY-PREPARED MAP OF THE GREAT BATTLE-FIELDS ROUND WASHINGTON AND RICHMOND. THE MAJORITY OF THE MAPS HITHERTO PUBLISHED HAVE NOT BEEN COMPILED WITH SUFFICIENT CARE AND KNOWLEDGE TO RENDER THEM RELIABLE OR INTELLIGENT GUIDES IN THE GREAT MILITARY MOVEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN FOLLOWED WITH SO MUCH INTEREST. WE UNDERSTAND, HOWEVER, THAT AN OFFICER OF GENERAL LEE'S ARMY, WHO SERVED WITH THE GENERAL AND GENERALS JACKSON AND LONGSTREET FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE STRUGGLE UNTIL THE BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG, IS IN ENGLAND AND PREPARING AN AUTHENTIC SERIES OF MAPS OF THE WAR.

"THE SUCCESSIVE CAMPAIGNS OF M'CLELLAN, POPE, BURNSIDE, AND HOOKER ARE NO DOUBT FRESH IN THE MEMORY OF OUR READERS. THE MAP WHICH WE OFFER THEM WILL, HOWEVER, ENABLE THEM MORE CLEARLY TO DISCERN THE POSITIONS OF THE CONTENDING FORCES AND TO APPRECIATE THE STRATEGIC ART BY WHICH RICHMOND AND WASHINGTON, THE TWO CAPITALS OF THE RIVAL STATES, HAVE BEEN IN TURN THREATENED AND DEFENDED. IT WILL BE FOUND USEFUL, ALSO, IN UNDERSTANDING THE FUTURE MILITARY MOVEMENTS OF WHICH THE OLD STATE OF VIRGINIA WILL IN ALL PROBABILITY BE YET THE SCENE.

"WITH THIS PREFACE WE WILL PROCEED TO A MORE DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE VARIOUS BATTLES. THE COUNTRY REPRESENTED ON THE MAP IS ABOUT 200 MILES LONG BY 140 BROAD. THE BATTLES FOUGHT THEREON RANGED, THEREFORE, OVER A SPACE SIMILAR TO THAT EXTENDING BETWEEN LONDON AND THE SCOTTISH BORDER. THE FIGURES USED, IT WILL BE SEEN, ARE OF TWO CHARACTERS. THE LARGER DENOTE TWENTY-FOUR SUCCESSIVE BATTLE-FIELDS, OF MORE OR LESS IMPORTANCE; THE SMALLER INDICATE THE SEVERAL OCCASIONS AND THE VARIOUS ROUTES BY WHICH THE MASTERLY MARCHES OF THE LATE GENERAL JACKSON TO THE REAR OF THE FEDERAL ARMIES CONTRIBUTED TO DEFEAT THEIR PURPOSE. IT SHOULD ALSO BE SAID THAT, FOR THE PURPOSE OF AVOIDING UNNECESSARY DETAIL AND CONSEQUENT CONFUSION, NO TOWNS HAVE BEEN DENOTED UPON OUR MAP SAVE SUCH AS ARE OF MILITARY OR STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE. WE SHALL NOW PROCEED TO EXPLAIN THE BATTLE-FIELDS IN DETAIL, AND IN THEIR ARITHMETICAL, WHICH ...[IS] ALSO THEIR CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER."

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY A SINGLE EDITION IS KNOWN TO THE WRITER.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD BLACK AND WHITE COPY WITH FULL MARGINS AND NO MARGINAL TEARS AND ALSO A COPY OF PAGE 702 WITH THE EXPLANATION. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF SW015-DUD AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-659(1).

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, JUNE 27, 1863, 702 (GIVES EXPLANATION OF THE SYMBOLS ON THE MAP SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR).

January 28, 1992


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