Rare Civil War map published in Washington DC and Old Comfort Point, Virginia, extending from Suffolk and Norfolk in the south to Richmond, New Castle, Urbana and the Rappahannock River in the North, centered on Petersburg and the James River.
The map is highly detailed for it size, showing fortifications and camps underlined in red, roads, railroads, towns and other details. a Table of Distances from Norfolk is included in the lower left corner. Our research of the map locates 4 examples of the map (Library of Congress, Penn State, University of North Carolina and Connecticut Historical Society). The Connecticut Historical Society copy of the map is bound into a folder with title: Bohn's map of the seat of war, 1861. The UNC copy is dated 1863.
Casmir Bohn also drew views of Fortress Monroe (1869), Baltimore (1850), the University of Virginia (1856) and Washington DC (1849), and maps of Washington DC (1858 and 1864), the District of Columbia and the seat of war on the Potomac (1861), Thirty five miles around Richmond, Va. (1867) and Encampment of U.St. troops at Newport News, Va., 1861 & 1862 (1862). All except for the maps of Washington DC are scarce to rare. Bohn also was the author of Bohn's Hand-Book of Washington. Illustrated with Engravings of the Public Buildings and the Government Statuary, published by Sachse & Co in the 1850s. Several of his works list publication places in both Virginia and Washington DC