VIEW OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, CHARLOTTESVILLE AND MONTICELLO, TAKEN FROM LEWIS MOUNTAIN, drawn and lithographed by Edward Sachse (Maryland/Germany, 1804-1873) and Company and the Sun Iron Building, published by Casimir Bohn (District of Columbia, mid 19th century), Washington, D.C. ; Richmond, V.A., 1856. Panoramic map depicting the Lawn of the original grounds of the University of Virginia, including the Annex to the Rotunda (constructed 1851-54, destroyed by fire in 1895), and the Anatomical Theater (completed in 1828, partially destroyed by fire in 1886, restored with modifications in 1888). The town of Charlottesville and Monticello Mountain are visible in the background. (Ref. “Virginia: Mapping the Old Dominion State Through History” by Vincent Virga and Emilee Hines, p. 44). Housed in a wooden frame. Sight – 20″ H x 26 1/4″ W. Framed – 26″ H x 33 3/4″ W. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN, by descent from Lewis Minor Coleman, Jr., son of University of Virginia Professor and CSA Lt. Colonel Lewis M. Coleman (1827-1863) and Mary Ambler Marshall (daughter of James K. Marshall and granddaughter of John Marshall (1755-1835)). Lewis M. Coleman Jr. was also related to the family of Henry Dearborn by his marriage to Julia Wingate Boyd, daughter of Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, who was the daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Gen. Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on her mother’s side. Biography: “Coleman, Lewis Minor, born in Hanover County, Virginia, February 3, 1827; graduated with high honors at the University of Virginia, in 1846, and became principal of the Hanover Academy; in 1859, upon the resignation of Dr. Harrison from the chair of ancient languages in the University of Virginia, Mr. Coleman, who had been a pupil of Dr. Harrison, was elected professor of Latin, and relinquished his position in the Hanover Academy to accept the same; he served in that capacity but for two years, for in 1861, at the outbreak of the civil war, he joined the ranks of the Confederate army, in which he enlisted as captain of an artillery company which he recruited; he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel of artillery in 1862; at the battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862, he was severely wounded, and after three months died from his injury, March 21, 1863”. (Source: “The Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography:, Volume III, by Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D., 1915). CONDITION: Overall fair condition with toning, moderate dampstaining, and foxing spots. Areas of acid burn, largest 1/4″, top right quadrant of sheet. 3″ L. horizontal tear, center left edge of sheet. 3/4” L. loss to sheet and small dark stain at top, left of center.
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