Sketches in Virginia Making Gun Carriage 1861 antique wood engraved printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Sketches in Virginia
(Frigate Merrimac is at bottom center- also shows Craney Island, Fort Norfolk, Richmond Armory, making Gun Carriages)
Issued 1861 by Harpers Weekly
Fine original antique wood engraving. Printed in the 19th century, on quality paper which retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness.
In Good+ to near VG or better condition, overall very clean, paper is lightly uniformly age toned as typical with some faint scattered age spotting or small minor soiling, but the image remains entirely presentable and attractive [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws]. Text on verso as issued.
The printed area remains visually pleasing, a nice impression of an interesting image.
Any minor defects along the sheet edges and in the margins may be seen in the photo.
Harpers Weekly was one of the most popular news periodicals of its day and was profusely illustrated with charming and well executed wood engraved images created exclusively for it. These images now appear quaint and delightfully dated to our eye, with a somewhat folk art appeal to them. Harpers employed many talented artists and many of their images are worthy of framing for display.
Sheet measures c. 22 1/4" W x 16 1/8" H.
Engraved area measures c. 19 7/8" W x 13 3/4 " H
Original fold line as issued.