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AUCTION 24

The First Step to Mexico City


510.    

[VERACRUZ, BATTLE OF]. CURRIER, Nathaniel (publisher). Bombardment of Vera Cruz. March 26th. 1847. [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] 458. Print: image area: 21.2 x 32.3 cm; overall sheet size: 30.5 x 41 cm. Contemporary hand color. Matted. Minor marginal soiling, small tear in right blank margin. A large margined copy with color applied so liberally that there is bleed-through on the verso. Number 61 in ink in lower margin. Very good.

First edition. Currier 601. Peters, p. 198.

A busy scene with Scott in the left forground directing the action while on the right side guns are firing. In the background, shells pour into the city.

($150.00-$300.00)

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