[BUENA VISTA, BATTLE OF]. CURRIER, Nathaniel (publisher). Battle of Buena Vista. Fought Feby. 23d. 1847. In which the American Army under Genl. Taylor Were Completely Victorious. American Army 4,500 Men Mexican Army 20,000 Men America loss—268 Killed 417 Wounded 24 Missing Mexican Loss 1138 Killed 1500 Wounded. [along bottom] Lith. & Pub. By N. Currier. Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1847 by N. Currier, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the Southern District of N.Y. 152 Nassau St. Cor. of Spruce N.Y. [at bottom] 452. Print: image area: 20.7 x 32 cm; overall sheet size: 25 x 34.4 cm. Contemporary hand-coloring. Professionally matted. Margins darkened, one small consolidated void in lower right margin. Overall, very good.
First edition, first issue. Currier 390. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 590. Peters, p. 192.
A vigorous battle scene with Mexican troops on the right and U.S. troops on the left engaged in practically point-blank combat, with officers urging them on. The foreground is littered with broken bodies and broken equipment. Currier produced two slightly different versions of this scene.