Birds eye view of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia


Birds eye view of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia

Item Information

Title:
Birds eye view of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia
Title (alt.):
Panorama of the seat of war, Birds eye view of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia
Description:
Torn in Two: Three separately published bird's-eye views provide a continuous panoramic perspective of the southeastern United States coast, extending from the Chesapeake Bay to Florida. Together they highlight the Union naval blockade of the Confederacy, showing pictorially coastal fortifications as well as ships lining the coast and entering major harbors. It is truly remarkable that these views were the work of one man, Swiss born artist John Bachmann, because he did not have the ability to observe such a large part of the country from an elevated perspective, other than in his own creative imagination. While not particularly useful for planning military maneuvers because of exaggerated topography and inconsistent scales, they were intended to assist a living room audience in visualizing the geographic areas where the battles had and would occur.
Creator:
Bachmann, John, fl. 1849-1885
Name on Item:
drawn from nature and lith. by John Bachmann.
Date:
[1861]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Aerial views
Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Aerial views
Delaware--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Aerial views
Washington (D.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Aerial views
Middle Atlantic States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Aerial views
Places:
Virginia
Maryland
Middle Atlantic (area)
District of ColumbiaWashington
Delaware
Publisher:
New York : J. Bachmann
Notes:
Oriented with north toward the right.
Includes distance charts.
Battle sites indicated by crossed swords.
"Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1861 by John Bachmann ... "
Exhibited: "Torn in Two: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2011.
Extent:
1 view : col. ; 46 x 71 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_004404
Call #:
G3791.A3 1861 .B3
Barcode:
39999059006526
Terms of Use:
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