Chicago: W. J. Jefferson, Printer and Publisher, National Panorama Company, c1884. Wraps. Octavo; pp; (48); illustrated with a large folding plate of the Cyclorama, a map of the Battlefield and numerous illustrated advertisements for a variety of products and services from pianos to furniture to false teeth; original string tied pictorial paper wrappers, Cover Title, “Battle Of Gettysburg”;. Light toning, an exceptional copy with a bit of wear to the lower spine;. Item #17253
This copy has a folding broadsheet advertisement tipped inside the front wrapper for another Chicago Attraction, “Nee Ban” “A free exhibition of the Arts & Manufactures of the Japanese Empire…”, one side illustrated in color the verso black and white text. This insertion dates this copy to 1884. The Battle of Gettysburg, also known as the Gettysburg Cyclorama, is a cyclorama painting by the French artist Paul Philippoteaux depicting Pickett's Charge, the climactic Confederate attack on the Union forces during the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Four versions were painted, two of which are among the last surviving cycloramas in the United States. The first version of the painting, completed in 1883 and originally exhibited in Chicago, was lost for some time. It was rediscovered in 1965 and purchased by a group of North Carolina investors in 2007 for an undisclosed amount.