Jun 21, 2016 - Sale 2420

Sale 2420 - Lot 117

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(CIVIL WAR--PRISONS.) Landis, T.J.S., after Thomas O'Dea. Andersonville Prison, Camp Sumter, Ga., as it Appeared August 1st 1864. Lithograph, 39 1/2 x 59 1/2; 10 closed tears, the longest 9 inches, and two filled chips on the margins each under a square inch; professionally conserved and laid down on canvas. New York: Henry Siebert & Brother, circa 1885

Additional Details

A large lithographed view of the prison and environs, with vignettes on three sides and a detailed key. O'Dea was a veteran of the 16th Maine Infantry and Andersonville survivor, and spent 6 years working on the drawing for this lithograph, which remains an important primary source on the war's most infamous prison. An attractive and stabilized copy of a fragile print.