and Mobile Alabama Civil War Print
You are viewing an
original 1861 Civil War map that includes New Orleans and Mobile Alabama.
It is from an 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly, the most popular newspaper
of the day. Note that this is not a reprint, and I absolutely
guarantee its authenticity. This print is over 140 years old, and on the
date is clearly marked on the front.
Original maps from
the Civil War are becoming increasingly difficult to find, and this is a
nice one. It includes the Gulf of Mexico, and the mouth of the
Mississippi River. It shows parts of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and
Louisiana. The map has a number of landmarks, including Mobile Bay,
Pensacola Bay, Fort Pickens, Mississippi Sound, the Pearl River, Lake
Ponchartrain and Timbalier Bay. Inset to the side of the map is a
fascinating story titled, "The Coast Line From the Mississippi Mouth to
Pensacola". The story starts out, "The accompanying map will shed light
on the discussions which are taking place in political and commercial
circles with regard to the effects of the establishment of a Southern
Confederacy upon trade". The story describes the region as it was at the
This is a great map,
and would make a stunning display when framed and placed in your office or
study. I assure you that this piece will become the center of attention,
and will undoubtedly draw many questions from all who visit. It would
make a lovely gift for anyone interested in the Civil War, or anyone
living in this region of the country.
of this century, these older, original pages do not yellow and fall
apart. The reason is that modern newspapers use an acid based process.
Remnant acid in the paper causes the paper to quickly yellow and
deteriorate. A different process was used in the mid-1800's which
yielded an exceptional quality paper that will last for
centuries. Special acid free mats should be used when you frame this
piece to ensure that it will last another 150 years. Acid free mats are
available at most better frame shops. If you have any questions related
to handling or framing this piece feel free to email me. The print is
approximately 10 3/4 X 16 inches. I have been collecting Civil War
Newspapers for over 10 years. It is a fascinating hobby, and I find
that these pieces really get noticed when framed and displayed.
The print is in
excellent condition. It has the rich sepia tone that you expect in
original material from this period. The print is highly displayable, and
I guarantee your satisfaction!
Don't, miss your
chance to own an original piece of Civil War History.
Item Name: Original 1861 Civil War Illustration of New Orleans and Mobile Alabama
Item Number: h1861p197
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