Scarce untitled Civil War era map of the area between Washington, D.C. and Mount Vernon by James Tuthill, lithographed by Herline and Hensel, Philadelphia, PA, published in Camden, NJ, circa 1861. Intended to promote the construction of a road to Mount Vernon, with a broadside including a list of subscribers and explanation of the road project, en verso. The map features regions, roads, toll roads, railroads, towns, mills, toll gates, forts, and bodies of water in Virginia and Maryland. Colored vignette of Washington's Tomb, top center. Map surrounded by decorative acanthus leaf border. Image – 17 1/2" H x 10 3/4" W. Sheet – 19 1/4" H x 12 1/2" W. CONDITION: Overall good condition with area of foxing/stains, largest 3/4", to surface of map. Few minute holes, largest 1/8" to fold lines of map. 1" tear and area of loss, lower right edge of map.
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