Dec 17, 2019 - Sale 2527

Sale 2527 - Lot 38

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
(CIVIL WAR.) Higginson, J.H. A New Birds Eye View of the Seat of War. Hand-colored lithographed map of the mid-Atlantic states. 14 1/2x19 3/4 inches sheet size, ample margins; several cracks and tears reinforced on verso, small loss to printed surface at lower center; ink inscription at lower right. New York, 1861

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While not quite a "bird's eye view" as the title suggests, this is a scarce Civil War-period railroad map of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware with parts of North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Jersey shown with mountainous topography. The map was presented as an advertising vehicle for the Home Insurance Company of New York and signed by James F. Crosby, an agent in Albany, in the lower right corner. Stevenson, Civil War Maps 449.8.