Hand-colored engraving, 26.75 x 36 in. (sight), framed, 33 x 42.25 in. Lloyd's New Political Chart, 1861. New York: H.H. Lloyd & Co., 1861. Featuring portrait of Washington at top, surrounded by renderings of battle scenes, above a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, which is flanked by busts of Union Generals Winfield Scott and Benjamin Butler at upper corners; with busts of Elmer Ellsworth, the first Union casualty of the Civil War, and General Robert Anderson at lower corners. The central block features bust portraits of members of Lincoln's cabinet, including Caleb Smith, Montgomery Blair, Simon Cameron, W.H. Seward, Gideon Welles, Edward Bates, and S.P. Chase. Below is map of United States and territories; this is surrounded by blocks of text, including information about the 1860 Popular Vote for President, the US Population, Lincoln and his Cabinet, and more.
The Mr. & Mrs. Jack L. Smith Collection of Lincolniana
Lots 328-342 include several selections from the collection of Mr. & Mrs. Jack L. Smith of South Bend, Indiana. Inspired by his wife Pat, an antique dealer, Jack began collecting photographs of Abraham Lincoln in 1959, and over the years expanded his interests to include Lincoln-related engravings, books, ephemera, and art, eventually amassing one of the most extensive collections of Lincolniana in existence. Items from the collection now reside at several museums and historic sites, including at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, and Indiana Historical Society, which acquired the Jack Smith Lincoln Graphics Collection of over 750 images in 2003. See also Lots 183 and 211.
Provenance: The Mr. & Mrs. Jack L. Smith Collection of Lincolniana
Few horizontal folds in print. Toning, few creases visible behind glass. Not examined outside frame. Overall very fine condition.
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