Shown here is an original map from the Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, published by the Secretary of War, unquestionably the most complete set of accurate maps of the Civil War ever published. The title of the atlas appears in the top left area and plate number in the upper right, a date of 1860 is printed on the map. A copy of the title page is also included with all the publishing particulars for genuineness.
The atlas was distributed in a very limited context to be distributed to government officials in the three houses of government as a reference for assessing the Civil War. This is from the original first publishing, that lasted from 1891-1895.
This very detailed and remarkable map shows forts, wagon trails and routes. Idaho is actually labeled as Washington Territory and Arizona is still part of New Mexico Territory. This map is available on eBay with a buy it now price of just $149.
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Here is an amazing set of antique books about the wild west. O’Henry’s brilliant works presented in gorgeous leather bindings. Extremely well preserved. Each volume contains a frontis protected by tissue and several plates.
This set includes the following titles:
- Heart of the West
- The Gentle Grafter
- Rolling Stones
- The Trimmed lamp
- The Voice of the City
- Roads of Destiny
- Strictly Business
- Sixes and Sevens
- Cabbages and Kings
- The Four Million
Famous for the short story, O. Henry wrote with realistic detail based on his first hand experiences both in Texas and in New York City. In 1907, he published many of his Texas stories in The Heart of the West, a volume that includes “The Reformation of Calliope,” “The Caballero’s Way,” and “The Hiding of Black Bill.” Another highly acclaimed Texas writer, J. Frank Dobie, later referred to O. Henry’s “Last of The Troubadours” as “”the best range story in American fiction.”
This set is available on eBay with a buy it now price of just $875. Also make sure to take a look at some more antique books from the wild west era.