Maryland Western Rebel Raid Thomas Nast Harper's Civil War 1862 Maryland war mapBrian DiMambro
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, Hagerstown, Frederick, Maryland, Rebel Raid, Thomas Nast).
Issued September 27th, 1862, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
Fantastic double page Nast centerfold plus great full page birds-eye views of Frederick City & Hagerstown Maryland and a full page map of the seat of war in Maryland.
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 shows: "The City of Cincinnati" and "Volunteers Crossing the Ohio To Covington". Other prints within include: "The First Virginia (Rebel) Cavalry at a Halt" "The Rebel Army Crossing the Fords of the Potomac for the Invasion of Maryland"; a great full page city view of: "Frederick City, Maryland, While Occupied by the Rebels" and one of "Hagerstown, Maryland While Occupied by the Rebels".
The double page centerfold is by famous artist Thomas Nast: "A Rebel Guerrilla Raid in a Western Town". The back page has 2 political cartoons: "A Pictorial Commentary Upon Gen. Lee's Proclamation to the People of Maryland" & "The 'Invasion' Of The North".