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Joseph G. Bruff / Lith. of P.S. Duval, ARMY MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR IN VIRGINIA, SHOWING THE BATTLE FIELDS FORTIFICATIONS etc. on & near the POTOMAC RIVER. New York: J. Disturnell and Washington, D.C.: Hudson Taylor, 1862.

A rare and patriotic 1862 map of the Seat of War in Virginia

A rare and patriotic 1862 map showing the progress—or lack thereof–of the Union war effort in the border region around Washington D.C. and the Potomac River. The map provides a beautiful and detailed depiction of the contested Potomac River border region during the first year of Civil War. It emphasizes the topographical and man-made features […]

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Rand McNally & Co., THE MEXICAN SITUATION, Showing Location of American Fleet and Border Forts. Chicago: The Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway, [1914].

A truly strange map of the Mexican Revolution

One of the stranger maps I have encountered, this is a Rand McNally map of Mexico, heavily overprinted to reflect the Mexican Revolution in mid-1914, then further adapted as a promotional map by the Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. After more than three decades of authoritarian rule by Porfirio Diaz, from 1910 on Mexico […]

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The Game of the Sociable Snake for the Home Circle. [No place, no date, but antebellum Virginia?]

Fantastic folk art Game of the Sociable Snake

A fantastic hand-painted playing board for a simple roll-and-move game of Sociable Snake, possibly created in the Antebellum South.  The board features a large track in the form of a snake divided into 119 squares, of which 25 are illustrated with tiny vignettes and bear special instructions. Square 11, for example, features a large Stars […]

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1784 Brion de la Tour CARTE DES ETATS-UNIS D’AMERIQUE, et DU COURS DU MISSISSIPI

Lovely 1784 map of the United States by Brion de la Tour

A lovely old-color example of one of the earliest maps to name the United States, indicate its borders per the Treaty of Paris, and depict the Stars and Stripes. Per the subtitle, Brion de la Tour compiled the map from various English maps and other sources, as well as the boundaries set by the Treaty […]

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1813 political cartoon featuring the USS President

A fantastic political cartoon with strong War of 1812 content including the frigate USS President. The print mocks Britain’s many difficulties as it fought on many fronts against Napoleon and the United States, all the while hemorrhaging money in subsidies for its allies on the Continent. The image depicts John Bull, his wig awry, backed against a […]

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