Maps Map of a reconnoissance [sic] of the approaches to Philadelphia showing the positions and lines of defence on the west front of the city /

Format Maps
Contributors Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas)
United States Coast Survey
Whiting, Henry L.
Dates 1863
Location Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Metropolitan Area
United States
Language English
Subjects Civil War
Maps, Manuscript
Maps, Topographic
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Philadelphia Metropolitan Area (Pa.)
United States
Map of a reconnoissance [sic] of the approaches to Philadelphia showing the positions and lines of defence on the west front of the city /
Contributor Names
United States Coast Survey.
Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867.
Whiting, Henry L.
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Philadelphia (Pa.)--Defenses--Maps
-  Philadelphia (Pa.)--Maps, Manuscript
-  Philadelphia (Pa.)--Maps, Topographic
-  Philadelphia Metropolitan Area (Pa.)--Maps, Manuscript
-  Philadelphia Metropolitan Area (Pa.)--Maps, Topographic
-  Fortification--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Maps
-  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
-  Topographic map of western Philadelphia and small adjacent parts of Montgomery and Delaware counties showing 1st- and 2nd-order Civil War earthworks and batteries.
-  Relief shown by contours, hachures, and spot heights.
-  Pen-and-ink, red ink (contours), and watercolors.
-  Former ownership rubber-stamping to left of title: U.S.C. & G. Survey, Library and Archives, no. 1.
-  "Acc. no. 54399" and "854 ST 1863" (former Coast Survey numbers) are handwritten in ink on sheet and on adhesive labels at corner of each sheet.
-  Imperfect: Brittle, missing small internal and edge sections.
-  Includes notes.
-  LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 358.22
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
1 map on 13 sheets : col., ms., cloth backing ; 242 x 275 cm., sheets 85 x 68 cm. or smaller.
Call Number
G3824.P5S5 1863 .U6
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 dcu
Digital Id
g3824p cw0358220
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
Catalog Record

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