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.
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