Newport News Battery Burnside Harper's Civil War newspaper 1862 complete issueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, Newport News, Federal Battery, Burnside Expedition).
Issued February 15th, 1862, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
An actual piece of American history issued during the Civil War. Filled with commentary and wood engraved images relating to that war and issued contemporary to the events.
Original mid-19th century weekly newspaper. An actual, complete newspaper published at the date listed, not a modern re-issue.
During this period, this journal was a major, influential national publication which employed many of the top artists of the era.
Paper uniformly age toned as typical, some pages loose. Issue was once bound up in a volume and is now free-standing and complete unto itself as originally issued.
Nice looking, clean, well preserved example, pages loosened, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Text on reverse of each page as always, images and maps from Harper's like this are often offered separately for display.
Newspaper measures c. 16" H x 11" W.
Periodical will be shipped gently rolled in a sturdy 3" wide tube to ensure it arrives safely to you! Multiple issues purchased at the same time will be shipped flat.
Full front page illustration shows: "The 'Nashville' and 'Tuscarora' at Southampton, England." Inside has a half pg: "The Iron-Clad Frigate 'Merrimac,' and Sloop of War 'Germantown,' Off Craney Island"; half pg: "The Union Battery at Newport News"; full with four smaller illustrations on: "The Burnside Expedition at Hatteras Inlet."
The doublepage centerfold shows: "The Wreck of the 'City of New York,' of the Burnside Expedition, off Hatteras Inlet." Other prints include a map: "Chart of Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina"; half pg: "Bloody Fight at Occoquan, Virginia." "Weston's Cross Roads, Near Columbus, Occupied by Taylor's Chicago Artillery." "Instrument of Torture used by Slaveholders." and a full page: "'British Civilization'-How the English Treat Prisoners of War-Blowing Sepoys from Guns in India, 1857."
The back page has a large cartoon: "The Last of L.L.D. Russell The Prophet".