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Flawless example of this rare map of Northern Florida and Georgia, drawn by Lindenkohl for the Union Army during the American Civil War.

The map reflects a compilation of the best available geographical and topographical information available at the time and incorporates the maps of the US Coast Survey, an Official Manuscript Map of Land Surveys of Florida by R.F. Floyd, from 1855, a Map; of the State of Georgia by James R. Butts in 1859 and the postal maps of David Burr, as thereafter updated by the United States Postal Department.

The map identifies the various the military installations and opreating railroads in service at the time ( Florida, Atlanta & Gulf Central Railroad, Florida Railroad, Savannah & Gulf Railroad and the Brunswick & Florida Railroad ). The map also notes a number of other roads, towns, post offices, mills, swamps, lakes, rivers, bluffs, etc. Without question, this is the finest map of the region published to date in terms of its content and accuracy.

Because these maps were created as field maps, they are very rare on the market, especially in such fine and unfolded condition. The map is very rare on the market, this being only the second example offered for sale of which we are aware.

At the commencement of the American Civil War, it became apparent to the senior military staff that there was a lack of reliable maps available. At the time, the finest government mapmakers and surveyors were employed by the United States Coast Survey. As a result, the job of compiling the best available information and creating up to date maps of the Southeastern United States fell to the United States Coast Survey. Lindenkohl was among the most prolific of the USCS mapmakers in this period and many of the best original compilation works were drawn by Lindenkohl.