New York: Julius Bien & Co.; US War Department, 1895.
Map. Color lithograph. Image measures 16 1/2" x 27 1/4"
This fascinating sheet from "Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (1861-1865)" 40 maps illustrating Jed. Hotchkiss' campaigns in Virginia during the Civil War. Five primary maps include "Map of Route of the Army of the Valley from Franklin, Pendleton Co., VA and the Pursuit of the Enemy", "Sketch of the Battle of Winchester, VA", "Route of Gen. Jackson's Army to the Battle of Cedar Run, VA", "Sketch of the Battle of Cedar Run, VA", and "Sketch of the Battles of Port Republic, VA". The maps show rivers, towns, roads, and railways, as well as positions and routes of both armies, with blue lines for the Union and red for the Confederate forces. Relief is shown by both hachures and contour lines. Maps nos. 6-41 (inclusive) depict "Sketches Accompanying Journal of Capt. Jed. Hotckiss", showing various positions and engagements throughout Virginia from August to November 1864. Minor tears 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.