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1862 Map Washington D.C. Civil War Fortifications
1862 Map Washington D.C. Civil War Fortifications
1862 Map Washington D.C. Civil War Fortifications
1862 Map Washington D.C. Civil War Fortifications
1862 Map Washington D.C. Civil War Fortifications
1862 Map Washington D.C. Civil War Fortifications
1862 Map Washington D.C. Civil War Fortifications
1862 Map Washington D.C. Civil War Fortifications
1862 Map Washington D.C. Civil War Fortifications
1862 Map Washington D.C. Civil War Fortifications
1862 Map Washington D.C. Civil War Fortifications
1862 Map Washington D.C. Civil War Fortifications
1862 Map Washington D.C. Civil War Fortifications
1862 Map Washington D.C. Civil War Fortifications
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1862 Map Washington D.C. Civil War Fortifications

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Published just one year after the outbreak of the Civil War, this topographical and fortification map of Washington DC provides a unique glimpse into the city at one of the most tumultuous times in American History. The Nation’s capital was the most vulnerable and strategically important city during the conflict as it was the geographic dividing line between the North and South. Because of this, the city experienced a massive boom in population as fortifications and defensive forces became increasingly important.

This significant growth was spurred by the rapid expansion of the federal government, which found itself scrambling to provide war funds and armaments to deter an invasion from Confederate forces. Only one invasion attempt occurred in 1864 and marked the first time since 1812 that a sitting US President had been fired on. The battle ended quickly, and confederate forces retreated south.

The inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln happened one year earlier, and the amount of information historians and genealogists can glean from this artifact is immense. Landowner names and rural schools are depicted as well as the numerous Union Forts that had been constructed.

Produced by prolific American cartographer GH Colton this unique depiction of the iconic city immediately transports the viewer back in time. Colton produced maps on heavy steel engraving plates, instead of cheaper wax engravings, and they were considered the highest quality. His company was the leading publisher of maps from 1830 to 1890, and these esteemed prints are genuine pieces of cartographical history.

Our museum quality Washington DC artwork comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. Shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube your Washington DC map art will arrive ready to be framed. This eye-catching vintage DC map wall art reproduction print makes the perfect Washington DC decor gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.



  • VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1862 Washington DC Vintage Map . Our museum quality maps are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order maps are made in the USA and each map is inspected for quality. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage maps look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
  • MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality map print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper posters. We use thick, fine art print quality matte paper. Our professional’s choice matte paper displays artwork in high detail without glare. The color is vibrant and text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
  • A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1862 Washington DC Vintage Map . This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. A true, accurate piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
  • READY TO FRAME: This 20x24 Inch print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our maps are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each map is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid tube.
  • HISTORIX: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. All our maps are proudly made in the USA. Customers all over the world love our vintage maps and we know you will too.
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