Twenty-seven (27) proof steel plate engravings from "American Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Distinguished American Statesmen and Generals" published by Virtue and Yorston, New York, circa 1866. The folio engravings depict nineteen (19) portraits of Founding Fathers, Presidents, and Military figures, mostly Civil War, some with decorative vignettes, including George Washington (1732-1799) engraved Edwards after a painting by Gilbert Charles Stuart (1755-1828), Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824-1881), John Alexander Logan (1826-1886), Gideon Welles (1802-1878), Daniel Webster (1782-1852), Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886), John Pope (1822-1892), Andrew Hull Foote (1806-1863), Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888), James Abram Garfield (1831-1881), William Starke Rosecrans (1819-1898), Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), Quincy Adams Gillmore (1825-1888), Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), George Stoneman, Jr. (1822-1894), Philip Kearny, Jr. (1815-1862), George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885), William Henry Seward (1801-1872), and Don Carlos Buell (1818-1898). Includes two (2) multi-portrait engravings including one (1) depicting five Americans including Gilbert Charles Stuart (1755-1828), Robert Morris, Jr. (1734-1806), Samuel Adams (1722-1803), John James Marshall (1755-1835), and Thomas Paine (1737-1809), engraved by John Rogers (New York/England, 1808-1888) and one (1) depicting five Confederate generals including Braxton Bragg (1817-1876), James Longstreet (1821-1904), Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-1891), John Bell Hood (1831-1879), and Edmund Kirby Smith (1824-1893). Also includes six (6) historical military scenes "Capt. May's Charge at Resaca de la Palma" engraved by William Ridgway (British, 1855-1885) after a painting by Felix Octavius Carr Darley (American, 1823-1888), "Genl. Howe Excavating Boston" engraved by J. Godfrey after a painting by Michael Angelo Wageman (United States/United Kingdom, fl. 1837-1879), "A Soldier's Wife at Niagara" engraved by T. Walker after a painting by John R. Chapin (New York/Rhode Island, 1823-1904), "Gen. Scott Entering the City of Mexico" engraved by William Ridgway (British, 1855-1885) after paintings by Felix Octavius Carr Darley (American, 1823-1888) and "Action Between The Constitution & The Guerriere" engraved by John Rogers (New York/England, 1808-1888) after a painting by John R. Chapin (New York/Rhode Island, 1823-1904), and an unidentified naval battle scene. Engravings are mounted to heavy white paper stock. Engravings approximately 9 5/8" H x 6 5/8" W. Sheet sizes approximately 16 5/8" H x 13" W. Mid 19th century. Note: Only one hundred copies of this book were printed. CONDITION: Overall good condition with foxing spots, pencil marks, Toning impressions, areas of dampstaining to paper stock. White archival tape to edges of some sheets.
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