Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 75

Price Realized: $ 488
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Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(CIVIL WAR--MAPS.) DeWitt, H.A. Plan of Cantonment Sprague near Washington D.C. Occupied by 1st Regiment R.I. Detached Militia. Lithograph, 24 x 34 inches; several closed tears, the longest 4 inches, some early repairs on verso bleeding through, moderate foxing and toning, vertical fold. Providence, RI: Knowles, Anthony & Co., May 1861

Additional Details

A very detailed depiction of Camp Sprague near the Eckington neighborhood in the District of Columbia. It was laid out under the command of Colonel Ambrose Burnside in the opening months of the war. A key shows the barracks of the various companies raised in Providence, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Westerly, and Newport, laid out with distinctively Providence-inspired street names such as Hope, Prospect, Westminster, and Benefit. An inset depicts soldiers lounging at "Burnside Cottage." 2 copies in OCLC, and no other examples traced at auction.