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This is an original 1854 black and white in-text wood engraving of a diagram of an American battleship of the mid-19th century. Please note that the explanation of its parts mentioned in the caption is NOT available.
This 160+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No tears. Light water stain - top margin. There is printing on the verso. Please note that the small white mark in the bottom left corner is just a reflection on the digital image -- it is NOT on the item.
Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of antique wood engravings from the 1854 Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion. Founded by "the father of illustrated journalism" Frederick Gleason in 1851, this 19th century illustrated periodical was published in Boston, Massachusetts. It provides an excellent historical record of people, places, and events important to mid-Victorian America.