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AUCTION 24

The Fall of Mexico City


297.    

[MEXICO CITY, BATTLE OF]. BAILLIE, James S. (publisher). Genl. Scott’s Grand Entry into the City of Mexico, Sept. 14th, 1847. [along bottom] Entered According to Act of Congress, in the Year 1848, by J. Baillie, in the Clerks Office of the Distt Court of the Southn. Distt. of N.Y. [at top] 200. Print: image area: 20.3 x 30.5 cm. Contemporary hand color. Contemporary wood frame (chipped, scratched). Light stain in center, otherwise very good. Not examined outside of frame.

First edition.

A triumphant scene showing Scott mounted on his charger, sword in hand, waving his plumed hat, and surrounded by cheering U.S. troops. An abject Mexican population looks one. One man has his knife drawn.

($200.00-$400.00)

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