Details: Antique 19th Century hand-colored woodblock print of Civil War naval battle.
Framed. 27" by 21" framed dimensions. 14" by 10" print size. Hand-colored.
Titled in pencil on lower left, "Destruction of the Confederate Flotilla of Memphis." Signed and dated in lower right corner by H. Vizetelly, 1862.
Seen in this print is Ironclad Union ships sailing towards the wharf of Memphis, firing upon larger tin clad Confederate ships anchored at the wharf.
H. Vizetelly (1820-1894) was a British engraver. Presumably he bears some relationship to Frank Vizetelly, a British war corespondent and illustrator who came to the US in 1861 and covered the Civil War from the Confederate viewpoint. It is also presumed that the former produced his woodblock from a drawing by Frank.
This lot is from the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.
National Book Auctions will also sell the thousands of rare and collectible volumes which cover nearly every notable personage and event of the Civil War including regimental histories.
Condition / Notes: This woodblock shows nicely, with good color, mild toning in margins.
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