Berlin: Verlag v Isidor Rocca in Berlin, Charlottenstr 25, [1861?]. Hand-colored lithograph, 13" x 17-3/8". Mounted on stiff paper. Minor edgewear and two short closed tears in blank margin. Minimal spotting. Very Good.
This lithograph's caption below the picture is in elegant typescript: German [on the left] and English [on the right]. The German caption reads: "Zerstorung Erstorung des amrikanischenz kauffahrteischiffs 'Harvey Birch' durch die Kriegs-Corvette der Confoderirten Staaten, Nashville." The English caption is as stated in our title.
Isidor Rocca's Berlin publishing house flourished from the late 1840s to the early 1870s. The firm published a series of maritime lithographs, several with titles in both German and English. Our engraving appeared on the front page of THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, 30 November 1861. The Library of Congress has a copy, colored differently from ours.
LOC 2003679837. Item #39360