Georgia map of Slave Ownership Harper's Civil War newspaper 1861 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, Georgia, Slave Owners, U.S. Navy).
Issued December 14th, 1861, 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.
The entire front page is taken up with: "A Chart Map Of Georgia, Showing The Percentage of Slaves In Each County." Inside has a full page with seven: "Scenes in & Around Beaufort, South Carolina"; another page has 3 prints of: "The Stone Fleet on its Way to the Southern Coast"; a full page with 3 prints: "Fort Corcoran, Arlington Heights, Virginia" and "The Village of Lewinsville, Virginia..." and "Professor Lowe Making A Balloon Ascension on a Reconnoitring Expedition to Vienna". Also a nearly halfpg: "View of Urbanna, on the Rappahannock River, Virginia" and another: "The 32nd Indiana Regiment (Col. Willich) Building Pontoons in Kentucky"; a full page with four "Scenes at & Around the Island of Tybee, Georgia"; prints of "General Henry W. Benham" and "General Nelson of Kentucky".
The very nice doublepage centerfold captioned: "Scenes At & Around Fort Pickens" includes nine scenes. Additional prints include: "General Henry W. Benham, U.S.A." "General Nelson of Kentucky" and a full pagte with four: "Scenes at & Around the Island of Tybee, Georgia".
The back page has two political cartoons: "The Dangerous Playmate--A Singular Instance of Fascination" and "A Short Blanket".