Boston: L. Prang & Co., 1862. Large lithographic poster, 38 x 26 inches. Backed with later paper. Old fold lines, some minor soiling and wear. Minor loss at a few folds. Nearly very good. Item #WRCAM52854
A handsome and large-scale map of Virginia, from Norfolk to Lynchburg and north to Baltimore and Harper's Ferry. The explanatory cartouche indicates, "The extraordinary large scale on which this map is drawn has been adapted to make it just what we designed it to be, namely, 1st. The most distinct map ever published of the whole Virginia Territory; 2nd. A Marking Map, that is a map to mark the change of positions of the Union Forces in red pencil and the Rebel Forces in blue, on the receipt of every telegram from the seat of war; for this latter purpose we want plenty of space and a distinctness combined with enough detail, not to crowd but to enable us to follow the march of the army as advised by the telegrams. The pencils which we also furnish should be used with a light hand to enable obliterating the marks with the aid of a little soft bread, if found necessary. These peculiarities combined with extreme cheapness will make this Map a welcome companion to every person interested in the pending struggle of our nation."