Virginia History Series
Historical Hall of Fame: Richard W. Stephenson (b.1930) is a bibliographer, cartographer, and author of books about the
maps of Virginia
Richard W. Stephenson worked for many years at the Library of Congress in their Geographic & Map Section where he authored several
comprehensive bibliographies from their extensive map collections.
Mr. Stephenson authored two, fully illustrated, major
works that provide access to maps of Virginia -- including: The Cartography of Northern Virginia and Virginia in Maps.
is an expert in maps of the Civil War period; and, has prepared very useful bibliographies of both Union and Confederate map-making
of that period.
At present, Richard W. Stephenson resides in Winchester, Virginia and is still engaged in several projects where
his cartographic expertise is invaluable.
Richard W. Stephenson:
Map Collections in the United States and Canada
Virginia in Maps: Four Centuries of Settlement, Growth, and Development by Library
of Virginia (Jun 30, 2000)
Land Ownership Maps: A Checklist of Nineteenth Century County Maps In The Library of Congress
Civil War Maps an Annotated List of Maps and Atlases in Map Collections of the Library of Congress (1961)
of Northern Virginia Facsimile Reproduction of Maps Dating From 1608 to 1915 (Jan 1, 1983)