1891 Defenses of Washington. Extract of Military Map of N.E. VA.
By Julius Bien & Co. Lith., N.Y. Dated 1865, but published 1891-95.
This historical and interesting map details the various defenses poised to defend Washington from the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Beautifully engraved, the map extends to include Alexandria, Falls Church, Silver Spring, and Bladensburg. Washington DC is shown in street grid plan format.
With remarkable detail, the map locates forts, schools, mills, railroads, fortifications, and much more. There are scores of individual homes and farms located with the owner’s name. The map also includes fine detail of watershed and topography.
The map was published to accompany the "Report of Brig. Gen. Richard Delafield…dated October 30, 1865." Another note "See Atlas, Plates VII. And VIII." apparently refers to the larger-scale maps in the Civil War atlas.
This map has been beautifully custom framed and preserved to archival conservation standards. It is a stunning piece for any Civil War buff or antique map collector.
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