Telegraph chart, America and
This beautiful and unique map of the world was originally produced in 1858 by Charles Magnus and Company.
Features the following text:
THE PRESIDENT TO THE QUEEN. Washington City, August 16th, 1858.
To Her Majesty Victoria, Queen of Great Britain:
The President cordially reciprocates the congratulations of her Majesty, the Queen, on the success of the great international enterprise accomplished by science, skill and indomitable energy of the two countries.
It is a triumph more glorious, because far more useful to mankind, than was ever won by conqueror on the field of battle.
May the Atlantic Telegraph, under the blessing of Heaven, prove to be a bond of perpetual peace and friendship between the kindred nations, and an instrument destined by Divine Providence to diffuse religion, civilization, liberty and law throughout the world.
In this view, will not all nations of Christendom unite in a declaration that shall be forever neutral, and that its communications shall be held sacred in passing to their places of destination, even in the midst of hostilities.
THE QUEEN'S MESSAGE.
TO THE HONORABLE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:
Her Majesty desires to congratulate the President upon the successful completion of this great work, in which the Queen has taken the deepest interest.
The Queen is convinced that the President will join with her in fervently hoping that the Electric Cable which now connects Great Britain with the United States will prove an additional link between the nations whose friendship is founded upon their common interest and reciprocal esteem.
The Queen has much pleasure in thus communicating with the President, and renewing to him her wishes for the prosperity of the United States.