Southern States Rare Map 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, Confederacy, Southern States Map, Naval Expedition).
Issued November 9th, 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.
Includes the two sheet (four full page) map which is typically missing. This large decorative map has typical tears and edge flaws etc. but is almost entirely there, so readily mendable if desired.
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 print of an: "Attack Upon the Camp of the Sixth Regiment New York Volunteers (Wilson's Zouaves), On Santa Rosa Island" as well as a print of: "Captain S. F. Dupont, Commanding the Great Naval Expedition".
Other prints inside include: "Our Army at Edwards' Ferry on the Potomac, Opposite Leesburg" "The Valley of the Shenandoah, Virginia" "Presentation of Colors to General Viele's Brigade Previous to Their Departure on the Great Naval Expedition" "A Portion of the Naval Expedition as it Appeared on the Night of October 16 Sailing to Hampton Roads" "The Great Naval Expedition Preparing for Departure from Annapolis, Maryland" "Camp in the Woods Near Leesburg, Loudon County, Virginia--Virginia Infantry" "Our Fleet at the Mouth of the Mississippi Attacked by Hollins's Fleet of Fireships on October 12" "Arkansas Troops Now Under Beauregard, In Virginia" and prints of: "Colonel Devens, 15th Massachusetts Volunteers" and "Brigadier-General Lovell H. Rousseau, of Kentucky".
The back page has 3 political cartoons.
The centerfold is a 4 page map headed: "Map of The Southern States..." showing the majority of the country with much detail, and includes vignettes in the corners of Abraham Lincoln, General McClellan, General Scott, and Seward.