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Kohl, J. G. (Johann Georg), 1808-1878

Map of the Discovery of the East Coast of the United States
Kohl’s map of the east coast used vibrant color to depict phases of exploration as waves upon the shore. Note his careful discussion on the map of the voyages of Sebastian Cabot.

(1856) | Chapter 2 | View the Map »

Map Name

Hilgard, J. E. (Julius Erasmus), 1825-1891

Sketch of the Rebellion for 1862
This is the Coast Survey’s prototype for a map that captured the state of the rebellion in spring 1862. Note the detailed legend in the lower left marking battle sites and troop routes.

(1862) | Chapter 2 | View the Map »

Map Name

Lindenkohl, H. (Henry)

Historical Sketch of the Rebellion (1863)
Each of these “sketches” attempted to tell the story not just of the latest state of affairs, but the progress over the war over time.

(1863) | Chapter 2 | View the Map »

Map Name

Lindenkohl, H. (Henry)

Historical Sketch of the Rebellion (1864)
The Coast Survey published several of these maps during the war, each of which detailed the progress of Union control as well as the relative population of the loyal and insurgent states.

(1864) | Chapter 2 | View the Map »

Map Name

Graham, H. S. (Henry S.)

Map of Virginia and its Slave Population (June 1861)
The Coast Survey executed this map just as Virginians were debating secession in order to highlight the different interests around slavery in the state.

(1861) | Chapter 4 | View the Map »

Map Name

Graham, H. S. (Henry S.)

Map of Virginia and its Slave Population (August 1861)
The Coast Survey’s second map of Virginia was modified to reflect to growing division in that state during the secession crisis. Note the identification of “Kanawha.”

(1861) | Chapter 4 | View the Map »

Map Name

Graham, H. S. (Henry S.)

Map of Virginia and its Slave Population (September 1861)
The final edition of the Virginia slave map used Census data to pointedly illustrate the relative absence of slaves from the western half of the state.

(1861) | Chapter 4 | View the Map »