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Original 1861 Civil War Battle Map of:

The War Between the States

Civil War Battle Map

The War Between the States Original Battle Map

You are viewing an original battle map of the United States during the Civil War.  It is from the an 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly, the most popular illustrated newspaper of the day.  Note that this is not a reprint, and I absolutely guarantee its authenticity.  This leaf is over 140 years old, and the date is clearly marked on the front of print. On the day this leaf was printed, Abraham Lincoln was president of the United States, and the Civil War was just starting. 

This is a rare and highly collectible, original battle map.  The map is captioned, "Map Showing the Line of the Blockade, and the Strategic Routes to the Interior".  It contains a small story on the details of the map, as well as an image of a Union Civil War camp beside the Map.  The reverse side has a fascinating illustration and story on the Rebel Steam Gun, which was a very early Battle Tank.   This illustration will make a fabulous display.  Original maps like this are becoming increasingly difficult to find, and I don't know when I will be able to offer another one.

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 11x16  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 map is in excellent condition. It has several very small margin tears, not affecting the print. It is highly displayable, and I guarantee your satisfaction! 





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