Maps Map of eastern Virginia

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Map of eastern Virginia
Contributor Names
Nicholson, W. L.
Created / Published
[Washington] : Government Printing Office, 1862.
Subject Headings
-  Virginia--Maps
-  United States--Virginia
-  Relief shown by hachures.
-  General map of eastern Virginia showing cities and towns, roads, and rivers. The map is overprinted in red to indicate railroads and concentric circles centered on Richmond. Circles are at intervals of ten miles.
-  In his report to the Superintendent of the Coast survey dated November 1, 1862, Nicholson notes that "In addition to the printing of our charts proper, a map representing the seat of war in Virginia was, at the suggestion of the Superintendent, compiled by myself during the past year, and printed in colors, partly as an experiment in that class of work, and partly to meet the popular demand for information on the movements of our armies. This map has met with unexpected success, and has been much called for, and copies quite freely distributed; but, in order to cover the expenses of its getting up and printing, a number of copies have been placed in the hands of our sale agents, the proceeds of which have more than covered expenses; in all, some five thousand five hundred copies have been printed, over twenty-five hundred sold, and nearly three thousand copies gratuitously distributed." (Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, showing the Progress of the Survey during the Year 1862 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1864). p. 151.)
-  This is one of seven issues in the Library of Congress, published in 1862. This issue is similar to G3880 1862 .N55 CW 465.27, except that the "Blairsville Branch" railroad has been dropped.
-  Lacks lower right corner.
-  LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 465.28
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
1 map : col. ; 62 x 48 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
G3880 1862 .N56
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu
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