HARPERS FERRY

 

$450

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AUTHOR:

MICHLER, BVT. BRIG GENL.

TITLE:

Harper’s Ferry Prepared by Bvt. Genl. N. Michler, Major of Engineers… 1867. NY Lithographing, Engraving & Printing Co. Julius Bien Supt.

CONDITION:

Photolithograph with period color, 22-1/2” x 27-1/2”. Lined, near fine condition.

DATE:

1867

DESCRIPTION:

This handsome, large-scale map emphasizes the strategic position of Harper’s Ferry, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. Harper’s Ferry had achieved fame (or notoriety) in 1859 with John Brown’s seizure of the United States Armory in the town in an attempt to foment a slave revolt. The mountainous terrain in the environs of the town was lightly populated, but all existing farms, mills, bridges, roads, railroads, and other forms of improvement are carefully laid-down. All buildings in Harper’s Ferry and the village of Bolivar are shown.

This is an early work by Michler and his team of topographical engineers. It was finished at some point between Aug. 3, 1863, and September 30th of that year, when he was placed in charge of the Topographical Department of the Army of the Potomac (see Stephenson, 699).

REFERENCES:

Stephenson, Civil War Maps, 697.6

Inventory No. 7253

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