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1854 Wood Engraving National Flags Siam Prussia Arabia Persia Batavia Historic

1854 Wood Engraving National Flags Siam Prussia Arabia Persia Batavia Historic

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"A Representation of the Flags of All Nations"

This is an original 1854 double-page, black and white in-text wood engraving of many of the flags of the world's nations in the mid-19th century.

CONDITION

This 160+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Original portfolio crease. No water damage. There are some small staple holes along the original center crease. Please note: There is printing on the verso. This item will be shipped folded along the original center crease.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 21 x 13.5 inches; 53 x 34 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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.

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