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Drawn from nature and lith. by John Bachmann / Charles Magnus Printing Establishment, PANORAMA OF THE SEAT OF WAR. BIRDS EYE VIEW OF VIRGINIA, MARYLAND DELAWARE AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. New York: Charles Magnus, 1861/4.

Striking bird’s-eye view of the theatre of civil war in the Mid-Atlantic

John Bachmann’s striking bird’s-eye view of the theatre of civil war in the Mid-Atlantic, issued to capitalize on patriotic enthusiasm in the early months of the conflict. Already by June 1861 Bachmann had issued a pioneering bird’s eye view of eastern Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. For the first time in the United States, […]

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Dramatic Civil War bird’s-eye view of the Gulf Coast

A remarkable bird’s-eye depiction of the seat of civil war in the southeastern United States, centered on the Mississippi Delta and covering much of the western Gulf Coast. Drawn from an imaginary viewpoint far above the Gulf of Mexico, the view extends inland as far as Jackson, Vicksburg, Selma, Montgomery and Macon. Designed for an audience on the home front […]

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Iconic Civil War bird’s-eye view of the Carolina Coast

A remarkable bird’s-eye view covering the southeastern coast from Currituck Sound, North Carolina to Savannah, Georgia. Drawn from an imaginary viewpoint far above the Atlantic Ocean, the view extends far inland to the foothills of the Appalachians. Designed for an audience on the home front rather than for use in the field, it shows towns, forts, roads, […]

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John Bachmann, THE SEAT OF WAR. BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF Part of MARYLAND, DISTR OF COLUMBIA and Part of VIRGINIA. New York: A. Rumpf, 1861.

John Bachmann’s pioneering 1861 bird’s-eye view of the Tidewater region

A scarce, striking and pioneering bird’s-eye view of the theatre of civil war in the Mid-Atlantic States, issued by John Bachmann to capitalize on patriotic enthusiasm prior to First Bull Run. After the capture of Fort Sumter on April 14, 1861, President Lincoln declared the South in a state of insurrection and called for 75,000 volunteers […]

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John Bachmann, THE SEAT OF WAR AT THE WEST. BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF JUNCTION OF THE OHIO & MISSISSIPPI RIVERS, SHOWING CAIRO AND PART OF THE SOUTHERN STATES. New York: A. Rumpf, 1861.

Prescient 1861 bird’s-eye view Mississippi Valley by John Bachmann

A scarce, striking and prescient bird’s-eye view of the Mississippi Valley, issued in 1861 before the region became a critical theatre of the Civil War. After the capture of Fort Sumter on April 14, 1861, President Lincoln declared the South in a state of insurrection and called for 75,000 volunteers to augment the tiny U.S. […]

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