Monitor vs. Merrimack 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, Iron Clad Navy, Merrimack, Monitor).
Issued March 22nd, 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.
Certainly one of more notable issues of the Civil War as the focus is on the historic naval battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac.
The front page features a print of: "Lieutenant Worden, U.S.N., Commanding the 'Monitor' " with text on him as well, and also a print of: "The Ericsson Steel-Clad Battery 'Monitor' ".
The prime feature would have to be the dramatic double page centerfold captioned: "The Ericsson Battery 'Monitor' Driving Off The 'Merrimac' " which is in the bottom half, with the top half showing the Merrimac vs. the Cumberland. There is an article on this battle--the first between ironclad ships which would transform the navy for years to come--on another page headed: "The Naval Combat in the Chesapeake".
Other war-related prints include: "Interior of the Lower Water Battery at Fort Donelson"; a fullpg. of 3 scenes: "The Rebel Batteries on the Potomac Now In Possession of our Troops", and a fullpg. showing: "Newport News Battery Before the Fight" along with: "Brig. General Mansfield & Staff at Newport News During the Engagement".