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RARE EARLY CIVIL WAR SEPARATELY ISSUED BROADSIDE <br> MAP OF VIRGINIA & MARYLAND <br> Seat of War in America, 6d. [London]: Bacon & Co., [1861].
London, [1861]. Wood-engraved map with contemporary hand coloring, engraved by Waters & Son, New York, with publisher's advertisement above map, near contemporary marginal annotation to lower right margin which reads 'Position of Federal Army under General Maclellan [sic] July 1862 stretching towards the James River'; two closed tears in image carefully restored and barely visible, a few other very minor repairs; a little fraying and some light discoloration at an old fold. 55.5 x 32.5 cms. Altogether a very nice example, attractive.An attractive, contemporary hand-colored, very rare (this edition not in the Library of Congress) separately issued US Civil War map focusing on the area of Virginia and Maryland where the earliest battles were fought between the Union and Confederate armies and among the earliest broadside maps to specifically treat the battleground states in the growing conflict. Signaling its impartiality by prominently displaying both the Confederate and Federal flags, the map represents the most recent news of the conflict in Virginia and Maryland from a British perspective, as it was published in England and intended for a British audience. Britain was officially neutral in the American contest, but had ardent sympathizers on both sides. Printed from a woodblock engraved by the New York firm Waters & Son, the edition offered here is undated but must have appeared very early on, around the time of the Battle of Bull Run, the first important battle of the Civil War in July 1861. "Bull Run" the mapmaker states on the spot on the map where the actual battle wa … [Click Below for Full Description]
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