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1863 Edward Weller / Weekly Dispatch

Highly detailed map of the District of Columbia, Eastern Maryland and Virginia, one of three maps of the Seat of War which appeared in the Dispatch Atlas, published by the Weekly Dispatch and engraved by Edward Weller in London. This first sheet of three shows the region from the Chesapeake to Faquier, Princ, Loudon and Washington Counties, centered on Washington DC and Rockville, MD. The map is remarkably detailed, which in addition to the usual roads, towns, rivers, etc., includes Lighthouses, Ferrys, creeks, and small villages which rarely appear on maps. The work is relatively scarce, with no example of the three sheets being offered in a dealer catalogue since 1995 (Murray Hudson #214). Not listed in Stephenson.