[TAYLOR, ZACHARY]. ENSIGNS & THAYER (publishers). Taylor & His Battles. [bottom center] Entered According to Act of Congress, in the Year 1847, by Ensigns & Thayer, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Southern District of New York. New York: Published by Ensigns & Thayer, 36 Ann Street . [lower left] D. Needham, 223 Main Street, Buffalo. [lower right] Rufus Blanchard, 242 Main St., Cincinnati. [lower center below neat line] Jos. Ward, 52 Cornhill St. Boston. Contemporary hand-coloring. The latest date in the text is September, 1847. Image area: 75 x 55 cm; overall sheet size: 78.5 x 58.5 cm. Marginal chipping, light overall browning, some spots from insects, a few minor holes, repaired tear at lower center, small stains, remains of mounting tabs. Rare. No copies on OCLC, but copies are located at Library of Congress and New-York Historical Society.
Elaborate border of fascia surmounted by eagles on either side and musical instruments and flags along bottom. Equestrian figure of Taylor in center surrounded by seven vignettes of battle scenes, with five from the Mexican-American War, including Texas scenes of Ringgold’s death and de la Vega’s capture; descriptive text “Taylor and His Battles” at lower center commenting on various actions in Taylor’s career.