AUCTION 23

 
 

A Popular Map & Field Guide
to Diurnal Happenings in the Civil War

 
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352. [MAP]. PERRINE, C[harles] O. Perrine’s New Topographical War Map of the Southern States. Taken from the latest Government Surveys and Official Reports. [below title] E.R. Jewett & Co., Engravers, Buffalo, N.Y. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1863, by C.O. Perrine, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the U.S. for the State of Indiana. [Indianapolis], 1863. Lithograph map with original outline color, major battle sites indicated in red, inset map of southern Florida (Southern Part of Florida); neat line to neat line: 71 x 93 cm; overall sheet size: 76 x 98 cm, folded into publisher’s orange printed boards (15 x 9.8 cm), [cover title]: Perrine’s New Topographical War Map of the Southern States with a Chronology of the Great Rebellion. Compiled from the latest Government Surveys and Official Reports. C.F. Vent & Co. Cincinnati, O. E.R. Jewett & Co, Eng. Buffalo N.Y. [above title] Price, 50 cts Sent Post-paid. [title of printed text] A Concise History of the War Designed to Accompany Perrine’s New War Map of the Southern States; with an Introduction and Statistical Appendix, Compiled from Authentic Sources, by Capt. John S. Bishop. Indianapolis, Ind: Charles O. Perrine, Publisher. Collation of text: [iii-v] vi-x, [11] 12-117, i-xi (appendix) pp. Map: Moderate browning and splits at some folds (no losses), otherwise fine. Covers & text: Upper cover and text separated from map and with light cover wear, overall very good considering the fragile format.

     The map and field text were first published in 1862 (Rumsey 5412), with updated editions following in 1863, 1864 (Rumsey 706), and 1865, sometimes with more than one edition per year, and ever-enlarging text and revised map to reflect emerging war news. Nevins, Civil War Books II, p. 5 (with date 1865). Sabin 61015. Stephenson 43.6. This day-by-day history of the Civil War through September 26, 1864, is an excellent example of one of the most popular sources used by civilians for following the course of the war. The map extends as far west as East Texas, with quite a few towns, including Beaumont, Orange, San Augustine, Woodville, Jefferson, etc.

($100-200)

Sold. Hammer: $100.00; Price Realized: $122.50.

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