Lot 375: The most famous cartographer of the Civil War (1828–1899) whose detailed maps of the Shenandoah Valley are often credited as principal factors in Stonewall Jackson's victories. Rare ink and watercolor survey map of land in Alleghany County, Virginia, drawn by Hotchkiss on an off-white 7.75 x 9.75 onionskin sheet, labeled "L" at the top. Below the map is a legend noting the scale, "Scale 15 Chains to One Inch," and size, "464 1/2 A. by Patent, 471.85 A. by Survey of 1871, 7.35 A. Excess." The large sketch depicts various geographical features, including mountains and rivers. A manuscript report describing the property, penned on both sides of a lightly lined sheet, is affixed at the left edge. Toned adhesive along the left edge, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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