Rare 1862 Large Confederate Folding Map of Virginia in Original Cover
Rare 1862 Large Confederate Folding Map of Virginia in Original Cover: This extremely rare, Confederate map of the state of Virginia map of Virginia, was derived from a Ludwig von Bucholtz map of Virginia, originally published in 1858. Bucholtz prepared several accurate maps of Virginia in the late 1850s, including this present map, which was initially issued by Ritchie & Dunnavant, of Richmond, in 1858.
The lithographic plate used in the production of this map, was engraved by Charles Ludwig for use on the printing of the Ritchie & Dunnavant map, and was used a second time by West & Johnston, in 1862, for this map. A new decorative border was added, as well as an updated table of railroads, as well as some minor geographical changes. The map depicts: “The State of Virginia Containing The Counties, Principal Towns, Railroads, Rivers, Canals & All Other Internal Improvements”.
This map clearly denotes West & Johnston of Richmond, as publishers and is dated, 1862. It is uncolored and in superior condition. It is still housed in its rarely encountered, pasteboard folder, which has the title on the cover: “Map of Virginia; Richmond: West & Johnston, Richmond, 1862” and a depiction of Justitia or Lady Justice, the Roman goddess of Justice, on the back cover.
The map measures 37 “ x 26”; the pasteboard cover, a purplish, dark maroon color, with gold, print, measures: 6.5” x 4.5” SOLD