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Teasing the competition... Civil War maps...
Item # 660129
December 11, 1861
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 11, 1861 The front page has two interesting features: first, a nice Civil War map headed: "Topographical Map Of Virginia. From Leesburgh to Mathias Point and the Rappahannock, including Washington & Manassas." showing much detail.
Secondly, there are two cartoons making fun of the newspaper's competition, the New York Herald, with the first showing: "Brother Bennett (Profanely Styled 'the Satanic,') Inflating his Well-Known First-Class, A No. 1 Wind-Bag, Herald." [James Gordon Bennett was publisher of the N.Y. Herald.], beneath which is a follow-up cartoon: "Disastrous Result!" showing the deflated balloon. This relates to the claims by the Times that the circulation of the Herald was not what they claimed.
The entirety of page 4 is taken up with a huge Civil War map headed: "TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF VIRGINIA - From Mathias Point and Aquia Creek to Fort Monroe and Norfolk, Including Richmond." showing much details.
Lacking is the "Supplement" issue which was 8 pages, so present are just the four page "regular" issue. Some archival mends inside, otherwise great condition.