Lot 75
  • 75

[Gettysburg]

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 USD
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13,750 USD
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Description

  • T. Ditterline.  Field of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2nd & 3rd 1863. New York: C.A. Alvord, 1863 — with pamphlet: (George W. Childs). Sketch of the Battles of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2d, and 3d, 1863; With an Account of the Movements of the Respective Armies for Some Days previous Thereto. Compiled for the Personal Observation of Eye-Witnesses of the Several Battles. Accompanied by an Exploratory Map.  New York: Alvord, 1863
  • Paper, Ink
Chromolithographed map (20 x 16 1/2 in.; 508 x 419 mm) after Ditterline by JULIAN BIEN, inscribed in ink in upper left corner, "On the field of Gettysburg, August 17th 1865"; minor tanning at edges, fine, with skillful conservation. Pamphlet: 24 pp (7 1/4 x 5 in.; 184 x  127 mm); light browning.  Remains of cloth covers skillfully laid down on flexible buckram.   

Catalogue Note

LIKELY THE FIRST PUBLISHED MAP OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, PRINTED THE SAME YEAR.  The printed testimonial by Childs, dated 23 October 1863, expresses his high opinion of the map, "which is shared by several officers in the battle." The map shows Gettysburgh and environs in a scaled oval, with green shaded areas denoting woods and troop placement in Union blue and Confederate red, along with the town and all principal roads.
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