Item #41961 The FIRST BATTLE BETWEEN "IRON" SHIPS Of WAR.; The "Monitor" 2 Guns and "Merrimac" 10 Guns. The Merrimac was crippled and the whole Rebel Fleet driven off. Civil War, Henry - Copyright Holder Bill.

The FIRST BATTLE BETWEEN "IRON" SHIPS Of WAR.; The "Monitor" 2 Guns and "Merrimac" 10 Guns. The Merrimac was crippled and the whole Rebel Fleet driven off.

(n. p.): (1862). 1st printing presumed. Single sheet lithograph, printed recto only. Image size: 10-1/2" x 17-5/8". Entire: 14" x 19-5/8". Vertical & horizontal fold-lines, with short splits along one fold edge. Age-toning & dusting, with old repair to left edge. An About VG example. Item #41961

The lithograph shows the Monitor and the Merrimack firing at each other during their historically important battle of 9 March 1862, with other named ships [Cumberland -- Newport News -- Jamestown & Yorktown -- Congress -- Sewell's Point -- Minnesota] in the background, with the Cumberland sinking on the left [the first ship sunk by the Merrimack, i.e., CSS Virginia], the two having engaged the day prior.

OCLC records 3 holding institutions: LoC, Boston Athenaeum & AAS.

Rare in the trade.

Price: $350.00

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