1858 Transatlantic Cable Lithograph

Celebration of Submarine Telegraph Cable Connecting Newfoundland and Ireland

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Description

Telegraph chart of America and Europe, published by Charles Magnus & Co., No. 12 Frankfort Street, NY, 1858. Celebration all over the US in honor of ocean telegraphing, 9/1858. Image is a montage: the NIAGAEA, the AGAMEMNON, comparitive time indicator, American and British flags, the Queen's message to the President, and vice versa, profile of the bottom of the Atlantic, cross section of a piece of the first cable, and commemorative medal of John Bull and Uncle Sam, with 5 maps, one in each corner and center.