New York: Chas. Magnus, [1861?]. Folio broadside, 8-3/4" x 31-1/2", hand colored steel engraving on wove paper. Uniform moderate toning, bottom blank edge with some chipping. several fold separations repaired with tape on blank verso [no loss]; closed tears at upper corners [partly repaired with archival tape, no loss], mount remnants on verso. Good+
[offered with] The original stamped and addressed mailing envelope featuring three additional hand-colored patriotic vignettes, complete, with moderate wear. Envelope dated "Beltsville, MD, 7 Jany./ In Care of Mrs. Capt. Alcott". Good+.
At the head of this rare broadside is a large oval portrait of George Washington surrounded by flags and military arms with two banners and the slogan, "First in War; First in Peace; and first in the hearts of his countrymen."
Also included is a large view of the Capitol and smaller vignettes of sights and scenes in Washington, including: Mount Vernon, Tomb of Washington; interiors of the House of Representatives and Senate; U.S. General Post Office; West Front of the Capitol; U.S. Treasury; Observatory; President's House; Military Asylum; Columbia Armory; War Department; Jackson Monument; Willard Hotel; U.S. Navy Yard; U.S. Arsenal; Matthew Church; City Hall; Trinity Church; Georgetown College; panoramic view of Georgetown; National Hotel; Lunatic Asylum; U.S. Patent Office; Smithsonian Institute; Mills' Statue of Washington; building dedicated to the Fine Arts; the Washington Monument; scene of Gen. Washington during the Revolutionary War; and scene of Lady Liberty sitting between two cherubs.
The increasingly unreliable OCLC appears to locate copies only at AAS and the Huntington as of March 2020. Item #36653