Original ink and watercolor survey map, 7 x 9, done by Hotchkiss shortly after the end of the Civil War. This particular map was part of a larger report that included surveys and maps of land in Alleghany County, Virginia, prepared by Hotchkiss in 1872. Major landmarks on the map include Jackson’s River, Piney Mountain, Little Piney, Falling Spring Mountain, Mill Creek, Peter’s Mountain, and the property of Dolly Ann Furnace. Written along one side is the scale, “Scale 100 chains to one inch.” Matted and framed with photos of Hotchkiss and Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson to an overall size of 22.25 x 13.25. In fine condition. Original maps by Hotchkiss from any period are quite rare, as most of his works are housed in the Library of Congress. RR Auction COA.
Jedediah Hotchkiss Hand-drawn map