FIRST IN WAR. FIRST IN PEACE. AND FIRST IN THE HEARTS OF HIS COUNTRYMEN. PANORAMA OF WASHINGTON. District of Columbia.
FIRST IN WAR. FIRST IN PEACE. AND FIRST IN THE HEARTS OF HIS COUNTRYMEN. PANORAMA OF WASHINGTON.

FIRST IN WAR. FIRST IN PEACE. AND FIRST IN THE HEARTS OF HIS COUNTRYMEN. PANORAMA OF WASHINGTON.

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

Price: $1,500.00