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Balloon View of the Southern States

Balloon View of the Southern States

Publisher: L. Prang & Co

Medium: Image

Date: 1861

Shelfmark: 71495 (46)

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

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Balloon View of the Southern States, showing in the foreground the whole territory between Baltimore and St. Louis, and extending towards the horizon to Keywest and New Orleans.

This map shows the country between Baltimore, Maryland, and St. Louis, Missouri, with the eastern side of America presented on the left hand side of the map. At the top, in the horizon, the map stretches to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and New Orleans, Louisiana. An interesting presentation of the country, this map was produced by Louis Prang in 1861 in Boston. Prang published many maps during the American Civil War. According to the description at the bottom of the map, this item was ‘a superior & truthful guide in the present war operations’.

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