Size: 30.4” X 24” (blank border included)
Media: Fine Art Canvas with coating against UV light.
This is a fine reproduction of the magnificent map of the Plan of the Union and Rebel position at Yorktown, Virginia, April 7th, 1862, drawn by Robert Knox SNEDEN, which has been printed on Fine Art Canvas. The Civil War legacy of this soldier, memoirist and artist is an unparalleled treasure trove. This historical map was drawn with pen-and-ink with watercolor painting and highlights. Sneden Maps stand out for their vivid details and accuracy.
Description of the Map. Illustrates a portion of York County, VA., showing headquarters camps of the various generals of the U.S. Army of the Potomac, including the Sawmill, headquarters of General Samuel P. Heintzelman, in the Peninsula Campaign, March-July 1862. Scale not given.
About the Mapmaker and his Work. Robert Knox SNEDEN [1832-1918] was born in Nova Scotia. At age 18 he moved to New York City. On 1861, Sneden was enlisted in the 40th New York Volunteers Regiment to serve in the US Civil War, and a few months later he got a position as mapmaker, until he was captured. While in prison he made dramatic pencil sketches, hiding them in his shoes or sewed them in his coat and hat. This talented artist crafted some 900 watercolors and sketches. Sneden was able to turn his pencil sketches into watercolors after he was freed on 1864.
We are delighted to offer a great collection of his most important US Civil War maps.
Fine Art Giclée Reproduction.
Masterfully printed and crafted on Fine Art artist canvas using archival-quality pigment inks, which resist the effect of incidental water contact. Our archival-quality canvas has an acid-free base and a neutral pH.
Enhanced Coating Protection.
Our reproductions printed on Fine Art canvas are additionally protected with a complimentary clear professional coating for better resistant to incidental water contact, UV light and atmospheric contaminants. To allow for professional stretching and framing, a blank border of approximately 1½ to 2 inches surrounds the image.