Jedediah Hotchkiss, Original Ink and Watercolor Map
Rare Jedediah Hotchkiss Original Map
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Jedediah Hotchkiss, Stonewall Jackson’s cartographer, rendered this original map in ink and watercolor.
Hotchkiss is is given much of the credit for Jackson’s success in his 1863 Valley Campaign.
After Jackson’s death, Hotchkiss was assigned to Generals Early and Ewell, and was also called upon by Lee from time to time. After the war, he returned to Staunton, VA as a topographical engineer. His original maps are truly rare, as they are all believed to be in the Library of Congress. This present map comes from a recently discovered bound report that included surveys and maps of a large parcel of land in Alleghany County, Virginia, prepared by him in 1872.
Excellent; left margin darkened from the original binding, but only tangentially touching any of the drawing; a small chip on the lower left, not disturbing any of the sketch. This is a unique opportunity!
Original Ink and Watercolor Map, from a report, drawn soon after the Civil War. (Staunton, Va.: 1872). 7-5/8” x 9-3/4” colored pink and blue on rice paper; page “106.” Included is a manuscript text in Hotchkiss’ hand describing the subject parcel; copies of the title and content pages; and his map of the entire parcel surveyed.