Civil War map of Peninsular Campaign


“Johnson’s Map of the Vicinity of Richmond, and the Peninsular Campaign in Virginia.  Showing also the interesting localities along the James, Chickahominy and York Rivers.  Compiled from the Official Maps of the War Department.”  New York: A.J. Johnson, 1866.  17 1/2 x 26.  Lithograph.  Original hand color.  Narrow margins (as issued) and tiny chip in neat line at bottom.  Overall, very good condition.


Johnson’s fine map showing Virginia from Richmond to the Chesapeake Bay, the location of the famous Peninsular Campaign of the Civil War.  This was a major Union campaign, commanded by Major General George B. McClellan, intended to capture the Confederate capital.  It turned into a long and deadly failure, especially after the arrival of Robert E. Lee.  The map includes details of the advance and then retreat of the Union Army, along with indications of several battles.  The detail of this map is most impressive and the appearance striking.