Rare Civil War Hand Colored Magnus Patriotic Illustrated Letter Sheet C1861
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Rare Civil War Hand Colored Magnus Patriotic Illustrated Letter Sheet C1861:
An original and rare hand-colored illustrated letter sheet published 1861 by Charles Magnus of New York. The front of this unused letter sheet is divided into two parts, the top half showing a view of the Capitol and the City of Washington, D.C. and the bottom half is a map showing that section of Virginia between Washington and Manassas Junction, the site of the recent Battle of Bull Run. These patriotic letter sheets were published before and during the Civil War, and were designed to be used for correspondence but many were saved for the graphics and views. This is one of the rarest of the Magnus series. Size 7 1/2" x 9 3/4", very good condition, possibly trimmed slightly along the right edge. A wonderful example of a Civil War letter sheet.......Guaranteed original....$4.00 shipping......
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