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Rare separately issued map of the Carolinas, produced by Lindenkohl and lithographed by Krebs at the direction of the US War Department in 1865.

During the Civil War, the US Coast Survey Department became the official mapmaking branch of the United States War Department. Under the direction of A.D. Bache, many of the most talented surveyors and mapmakers were employed compiling maps from existing official and commercial sources. Among the most active were the Lindenkohl brothers, whose names appear on a number of these compiled maps.

The maps in question were extremely detailed and combine the best available information in minute detail, including information from Mills Atlas of South Carolina and the very rare Walker & Johnston map of North Carolina.

The map rarely appears on the market. The present example bear the stampled name of Van Nostrand, a New York Publisher and Bookseller and was likely offered separately for sale during or immediately after the war.