Project

Title
Hotchkiss Map Collection  
Geographic Area
Primarily United States  
Organization
Library of Congress  

Descriptive Information

Url
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/maps/hotchkiss/  
Status
Complete  
Publisher
Various  
Metadata Compiled
Yes  
Metadata Format
MARC  
Num Items
341  
Scale
varies  
Years
1861 - 1893
Description
The Hotchkiss Map Collection contains cartographic items made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss (1828-1899), a topographic engineer in the Confederate Army. Hotchkiss made detailed battle maps primarily of the Shenandoah Valley, some of which were used by the Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson for their combat planning and strategy. Several of the maps have annotations of various military officers, demonstrating their importance in the military campaigns. The collection also includes maps made or used by Hotchkiss during his post-war years, including maps with information about railroads, minerals and mining, geology and history, most of which focus on Virginia and West Virginia, but also cover other states and even the world. The collection consists of 341 sketchbooks, manuscripts, and annotated printed maps, the originals of which reside in the Library of Congress' Geography and Map Division.  

Technical Information

Download Available
Yes  
File Format (Original Scan)
TIFF  
File Format (Display)
JPEG2000  
Resolution
300 ppi  
Compression Ratio
20:1  
Image Management Software
 
Geo Referenced
Yes  
Rectified
Yes  
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Contact Information

Organization
Library of Congress  
Name
Colleen R. Cahill  
E-Mail
ccah@loc.gov  
Phone
202-707-8540