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1860s Original Uncut Full Sheet of 24 Uncut Charles Magnus Engraved Bust Portraits of Confederate Officers

c. 1860s Civil War Period, Uncut Full Sheet of 24 Engraved Bust Portraits of Civil War Confederate Military Officers (2 Each of 12 Officers), by Charles Magnus, New York, Choice Very Fine.

This unusual, extremely rare Uncut Full Sheet measures 19" x 12" and depicts a collection of 12 different bust portraits of historic Confederate Officers by Charles Magnus, the famous printing entrepreneur known for his popular Civil War engravings. Each portrait image being about 2" x 3" having the engravers tagline below: "Chas. Magnus, 12 Frankfort St., N.Y.". The Confederate Military officers include: Capt. R. Semmes, of the "Alabama," Gen. Albert Pike, Gen. W.O.B. Branch, Gen. Lovel Mansfield, Gen. R.D. Hanson, Gen. Hindman, Maj. Gen. Kirby Smith, Gen. D.E. Twiggs, Gen Van Dorn, Gen T.L. Clingman, Com. F. Buchanan and General Rains.

There are two portraits of each officer, indicating that this original full sheet was to be cut into individual images at some later point in his process, likely as cards for sale. Whole and complete in overall condition with only light age tone. An old rust stain in upper top left which runs across both images of Semmes and along the border of one of the Albert Pike portraits, but not extending into the image. There are a couple of minor edge chips in the selvage and fine small tears on right margin, overall being in presentable condition for display. Extremely rare as an Uncut Original Full Sheet of Civil War Confederate Military Officers.
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