New York: Julius Bien & Co.; US War Department, 1895.
Map. Color lithograph. Image measures 17 7/8" x 28"
This fascinating sheet from "Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (1861-1865)" shows the Savannah-Goldsborough campaign maps from January-March 1865, accompanying the reports of Maj. Gen. H.W. Slocum, US Army, and Bvt. Maj. Gen. A.S. Williams. The maps show rivers, towns, roads, and railways. Relief is shown by both hachures and contour lines. The title refers to maps 1 to 11, inclusive, and map number 12 depicts a "Rough Sketch of Taylor's Shore, Ala. and surrounding country". In these battle sketches, blue lines for the Union and red for the Confederacy show the geographical location of the various armies. Minor tears and chips at margins, not affecting the image. This map is a wonderful piece that boldly documents American history. Julius Bien (1826-1909) was an American lithographic printer and cartographer based in New York City. During the course of the second half of the 19th century, he produced thousands of maps for both public and private publishers. Some of his most notable commissions were for the U.S. government, including many geological maps that redefined the cartographic visualization of geology. Bien's prolific output and contributions to the development of chromolithography make him one of the most significant map printers of his time.