Balloon View of the Southern States
Balloon View of the Southern States, showing in the foreground the whole territory between Baltimore and St. Louis, and extending towards the horizon to Keywest and New Orleans. This map shows the country between Baltimore, Maryland, and St. Louis, Missouri, with the eastern side of America presented on the left hand side of the map. At the top, in the horizon, the map stretches to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and New Orleans, Louisiana. An interesting presentation of the country, this map was produced by Louis Prang in 1861 in Boston. Prang published many maps during the American Civil War. According to the description at the bottom of the map, this item was ‘a superior & truthful guide in the present war operations’.
L. Prang & Co.
War Chart of the Southern States.
War Chart of the Southern States. Published in 1862 by B.B. Russell in Boston, War Chart of the Southern States details the cities, towns, rivers, railroads and marked roads in the Confederacy (with the exception of Texas). The portrait at the bottom right of the map is of the Battle of Hampton Roads, which took place over two days in March 1862 off the Virginian coastline. The naval battle was famous for the fight between the USS Monitor, seen in the foreground of the image, and the CSS Merrimac (sometimes referred to as the CSS Virginia due to the fact that it was built from composite parts of Confederate ships). As can be seen in the image, these ships were ‘ironclads’, built with iron and steel armoured plates. Originally a British naval design, the Civil War witnessed the first clash of these ships at the Battle of Hampton Roads, resulting in worldwide attention on this aspect of naval warfare in America. Arguably the battle between the Monitor and Merrimac was the most famous naval event of the conflict and there are numerous contemporary cultural references to the engagement in items produced during the war. The battle itself was inconclusive, although the Union suffered more casualties than their Confederate counterparts.
The Field of Battle.
The Field of Battle and Prominent US Generals. The Field of Battle and Prominent Union Generals is one of the most picturesque maps in the collection, detailing the main theatres of conflict in the Confederacy, with each state broken up by counties, and surrounded by virtually all of the main Union Army generals that would have been well known to viewers in 1864 when this map was published in New York by Ensign & Bridgman. The generals are mostly all arranged close to the areas where they were conducting operations at the time of the map’s production, for example Generals Grant and Sherman are close to Georgia and South Carolina. Union Navy generals are also pictured, such as General David Farragut who can be seen close to the Georgia coastline.
Ensign & Bridgman
Map, shewing the Entire Field of Operations under Grant, Sherman & Thomas
Map, shewing the Entire Field of Operations under Grant, Sherman & Thomas. Published in London by Bacon & Co., this image of a Map Shewing the Entire Field of Operations, Under Grant, Sherman & Thomas details the Deep South Confederate States, principally of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, as well Virginia and the Union state of Kentucky. These areas witnessed the Union Army push in the last year and a half of the war, under the leadership of General Ulysses S. Grant. General George H. Thomas predominately fought in the western theatre of the conflict, while General William T. Sherman was responsible for the Army’s ultimately devastating march through the Southern states in 1864 and 1865. His marches through Georgia and the Carolinas, which crippled the home–front, remain a vital part of Civil War military history and Southern memory of the conflict.
Bacon & Co.
Nouvelle carte de la Caroline / par R. Morden.; L'Amerique angloise, ou Description des isles et terres du roi d'Angleterre, dans l'Amérique. Avec de nouvelles cartes de chaque isle & terres. Traduit de l'anglois.
from L'Amerique angloise, ou Description des isles et terres du roi d'Angleterre, dans l'Amérique. Avec de nouvelles cartes de chaque isle & terres. Traduit de l'anglois.