Aug 1862 Civil War Scenes On The Mississippi River Lg Folio Antique Print For Sale
Aug 1862 Civil War Scenes on the Mississippi River Lg Folio Antique Print
Antique Print Description
This large folio original antique engraving is titled "On the Mississippi.-Sketched by Mr. Theodore R. Davis." This is a great double-page print. It was published in Harper's Weekly, August 16, 1862. The illustration has eight interesting insets.
Upper left - a hoard of cotton hidden in the swamp and a plantation owner and two slaves are inspecting the hoard. Upper center - an sketch of Ellis Cliff. Upper right - the Capture of Red Bill. Center left - cattle being moved across the Mississippi to feed rebel troops. Center right - a view of Grand Gulf. Lower left - Porter's Mortar fleet in action. Lower center - Porter's mortar gunboats. Lower right - Union sailors on lookout for rebel sharpshooters.
The print measures 13" x 20", with ample margins for framing.
It is in very good condition with mild age toning and text on verso. Centerfold as published with faint discoloration along fold. A couple of tiny binding holes along centerfold. The paper is structurally sound and flexible, remarkable for an item over 150 years old.
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This engraving would be a striking piece framed and displayed in an office or study.
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Aug 1862 Civil War Scenes On The Mississippi River Lg Folio Antique Print: $35