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Nicholson, Walter L. (d. 1895) Map of Eastern Virginia compiled from the best authorities, and printed at the Coast Survey Office.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01740.03 Author/Creator: Nicholson, Walter L. (d. 1895) Place Written: s.l. Type: Map Date: 1862 Pagination: 1 map ; 66.9 x 63.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed by the Coast Survey Office, compiled by Nicholson, and lithographed by Charles G. Krebs. Depicts eastern Virginia, Maryland and Delaware with portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina. Shows rail lines, rivers, and other features in color. This item accompanied the commission of Brig. Gen. Nathaniel C. McLean (see GLC01740.01). Printed under the authority of Alexander Dallas Bache, superintendent of the United States Coast Survey Office. Appears to be a chromolithograph with some hand re-touching, particularly to railroad lines.

People: Nicholson, Walter L., d. 1895
Krebs, Charles G., fl. 1862
McLean, Nathaniel Collins, 1815-1905
Bache, Alexander Dallas, 1806-1867

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryGeography and Natural HistorySurveying

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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