Rail road map of the southern states shewing the southern & southwestern railway connections with Philadelphia


Rail road map of the southern states shewing the southern & southwestern railway connections with Philadelphia

Item Information

Title:
Rail road map of the southern states shewing the southern & southwestern railway connections with Philadelphia
Description:
While this appears to be a fairly typical mid-19th century railroad map, it was specifically commissioned by the War Department to provide current information about southern railroads. The map’s significance for military intelligence was recorded in a note written by the cartographer’s widow when she gave this copy to the Boston Public Library. She recalled that the map was displayed in Secretary Stanton’s War Office, where black and red pins were used to locate the varying positions of the two armies, and that the map proved very useful to General Sherman in his march through Georgia to the sea. Mrs. Kimber concluded by stating her husband was a Quaker "and to ease his conscience for having prepared such a map at all he declined any payment for it."
Creator:
Kimber, Thomas, 1787-1864
Name on Item:
prepared by Thomas Kimber, Jr. ... from the latest accessible authorities ; the coast accurately drawn from the U.S. Coast Surveys ; drawn & engraved by P.S. Duval & Son.
Date:
1862
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Railroads--United States--Maps
United States--Maps
Places:
United States
Publisher:
Philadelphia : [Thomas Kimber]
Notes:
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1862, by Thomas Kimber Jr.
Inset: Southern part of Florida. 25 x 18 cm.
Map depicts rail lines, roads, cities and towns, state and county boundaries, and rivers.
Description derived from published bibliography.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 75 x 133 cm.
Scale:
Scale ca. 1:1,880,000.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_006561
Call #:
G3701.P3 1862 .P45
Barcode:
39999065673012
LCCN:
99447091
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