This 6" x 9.5" original antique plate was recovered from Volume One of "The History Of the Civil War In America" by John S. C. Abbott. The book was published in 1863 by the Henry Bill Company of New York. Abbot's two volume history of the Civil War, the first volume published during the war, claims to be ”a full and impartial account of the origin and progress of the rebellion.” Book is ”Illustrated with maps, diagrams, and numerous steel engravings of battle scenes, from original designs by Darley, and other eminent artists, and portraits of distinguished men.”
This illustration, titled "Bombardment of Fort Sumter" is uncredited. The paper is generally clean and bright, with no significant tears or stains. Some foxing and light stains towards the edges. Original tissueguard is included. Title page from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.