Island No. 10 Naval Battle 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, Mississippi Campaign, Island No. 10, Naval Battle).
Issued April 5th, 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.
The full front page shows: "The Rebel Steamer 'Nashville' Running the Blockade at Beaufort, North Carolina". Other prints inside include: "Bird's-Eye View of the Attack on the Rebel Batteries on & Near Island Number Ten By Commodore Foote's Flotilla" "Bombardment of Island Number Ten by the Mortar Fleet"; a full page: "Birds-Eye View of the Course of the Mississippi & the Seat of War in Tennessee & the Vicinity" "Camp Douglas, Near Chicago, Where 7000 Rebel Prisoners are Quartered" "Rebel Prisoners at Camp Douglas, Chicago".
The doublepage centerfold has 2 dramatic prints: "The Burnside Expedition--the Storming of Fort Thompson at Newbern [New Bern], North Carolina". Other prints include: "Gun Deck of the New Iron-Clad Steamer Galena" and prints of: "Hon. Andrew Johnson, Military Governor of Tennessee" & "Lt. Morris, U.S.N., Commander of the 'Cumberland' ".
The back page has 2 cartoon: "Old Mother Greeley on the Rampage After General McClellan" and "The Hand Closing".