1861 Appleton's Map of the Seat of the Civil War ( Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina
Appletons' Map of the Seat of War No. 1
1861 (dated) 15.5 x 18 in (39.37 x 45.72 cm)
This is an extremely scarce pocket map of the cradle of the Civil War published in 1861 by D. Appleton. Depicts the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and parts of North Carolina. Highlights major cities in Red. Surrounded by seven city plans: New Orleans, Baltimore, St. Louis, Charleston, Savannah, Washington D.C. and Mobile. At the top of the map is a noble American Eagle presiding over a tilted armorial shield and two American Flags without stars. Designed to provide education and illustration regarding the major playing field of the Civil War. Folds into pocket format for easy reference. The basic cartography for this map is pulled from Sarah S. Cornell's 1859 Cornell's High School Geography, also published by Appleton. The map itself was drawn by F. Wells of New York.
D. Appleton (fl. 1830 - 1873) was a New York based map publisher operating in the middle part of the 19th century. His most common publications were school geography texts published under his own name or the name of his associate S. S. Cornell. He also published a series of pocket maps relating to the Civil War and a few lesser known wall maps.
Good condition. Reparis on original folds. Professionally flattened. Original paper binder included but split at spine.
Rumsey 0197.013 (Cornell's School Geography). University of Delaware, Special Collections, 03008 h.