Fredericksburg Gen. Banks Harper's Civil War nwsppr 1862 issue Richmond VA mapBrian 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, Fredericksburg, General Nathaniel Banks).
Issued December 6th, 1862, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
Includes nice full page battle related map of Richmond Virginia environs.
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.
The full front page is taken up with a nice print of: "Major-General Nathaniel P. Banks, United States Army". Other prints inside include: 'The United States Iron-Clad 'Passaic' as She Will Appear at Sea" "Interior of the Turret of the 'Passaic'" "Aquia Creek, on the Potomac, New Base of Supplies of the Army of the Potomac", a full page & detailed "Map of Richmond, Virginia". Also two portraits: "The Prince of Wales and His Intended Bride, the Princess Alexandra of Denmark"
The doublepage centerfold is captioned: "The City of Fredericksburg and its Vicinity" and has 6 vignettes.
The back page has 2 political cartoons, one captioned: "John Bull as Painted by Himself".