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The First Naval Conflict between Iron Clad Vessels. In Hampton Roads, March 9th 1862.

  • ARTIST: Charles Parsons

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Endicott & Co., New York.

  • MEDIUM: Three-color lithograph,

    DATE: 1862.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 13 1/2 x 20 3/4" (34.2 x 52.8 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: This battle scene between the Monitor and the Merrimac includes other naval vessels visible just behind the ironclads. All the vessels are identified, as is the geography, under the image: "Sewals Point, Jamestown, Yorktown, Rebel Tugs, Merrimac, Monitor, Cumberland, Congress, Minnesota, Newport News." There are eight small vignettes - showing details of the ships interiors - 7 of the Monitor, 1 of the Merrimac. All of this is topped by a portrait of Ericsson and his Caloric Engine.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.