Famous Gettysburg print, 24" x 36" reproduced in archival quality
I was so struck with the beauty of our new print I made a short video.
Bird's-eye view of Gettysburg battlefield, showing the positions of Union and Confederate armies during the battle.
Includes the location of the corps, divisions, and brigades of both armies, with their commanding officers, along with the geography of the battlefield, with drainage, vegetation, roads and streets, railroads, bridges, houses and names of residents all indicated.
Includes facsimile signatures of high-ranking Union officers, including General Mead, Newton, Hancock, Birney, and others attesting to the accuracy of the map.
Along the bottom border, this statement: “I am perfectly satisfied with the accuracy with which the topography is delineated and the position of the troops laid down. Geo. G. Meade, Major Gen. of the Grand A.P.”
A smaller plan of the Soldier’s National Cemetery shows the arrangement of graves.
Framed, this print will look like a well-cared-for original.
Size: 24" x 36"
About the paper weight and printing process: Printed on fine art grade 100% cotton rag, acid-free archival paper with archival inks.
Artist: John Bachelder, 1825-1894
Publisher: W. Endicott & Co.
Date of publication: c1863.
"Almost everything I purchase from this site is either a gift for my father or my father-in-law. This one was for my father-in-law's birthday. . .
He adores it and won’t stop telling anyone who will listen about it. How beautiful it is, the story behind it, how great it looks in his livingroom. It was yet another perfect gift from this company."
— Terri C. ★★★★★
About the artist:
"John Bachelder (1825-1894) was a painter, lithographer, photographer and historian. Early in his career he produced an important and appealing body of work depicting sites and cities in the northeastern United States. On his own initiative he traveled to Gettysburg immediately after the battle, where he spent no fewer than 84 days traversing the field, making sketches, and interviewing witnesses to the events. Later that year he published this spectacular and detailed bird’s-eye view of Gettysburg, his first published depiction of the battlefield. He went on to become the preeminent 19th-century historian of the battle and for years served as director of the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial."
Source: 1st Dibs