Jeff Davis Reaping Harvest Harper's Civil War newspaper 1861 complete issue mapsBrian 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, Naval War, Jeff Davis, battle war maps, Political Cartoons).
Issued October 26th, 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 front page has: "A Night Reconnaissance on the Potomac" and a print of: "Lieutenant Braine, U.S.N., Commanding the 'Monticello' ". Other prints inside include: "Grand Cavalry & Artillery Review at Washington" "The 'Monticello' Shelling the Rebels Near Hatteras" "Camp of the Sixth Regiment New York Volunteers (Wilson's Zouaves), on Santa Rosa Island, Florida, Fort Pickens in the Distance" "The War Balloon at General Mc'Dowell's Headquarters Preparing for a Reconnaissance" "General Fremont's Camp Near Jefferson City, Missouri".
The doublepage centerfold has two naval prints, captioned: "Our New Gunboats"and: "Merchant Steamers Converted into Gunboats". Most of a page is taken up with 7 maps of the: "Southern Harbors" showing Charleston, Beaufort, New Orleans, Brunswick, Mobile, Wilmington, Fernandina, and Savannah.
Also a full pate with 5 scenes of; "The War In Kentucky--In & About Paducah" "Grand Saloon of the 'Great Eastern' During the Gale" "Dining Room of the 'Great Eastern' During the Gale".
The back page has a large & rather famous political cartoon: "Jeff Davis Reaping the Harvest".