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Original 1861 Civil War Battle Map of:

New Orleans and Mobile Alabama

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New Orleans 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 time.

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.

Unlike newsprint 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! 




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