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Extraordinary Scene


[CHAPULTEPEC, BATTLE OF]. BAILLIE, James (publisher). Storming of Chapultepec in Mexico, Sept. 13th, 1847. Genl. Bravo Surrendering His Sword to Lieut. Brower, of the New York Regiment. [below neat line] Entered According to Act of Congress, in the Year 1848, by J. Baillie, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the Southern District Of N. York. [at bottom] Published by James Baillie, 87th St. near 3rd Ave. N. Y. Print: image area: 20.5 x 31 cm; overall sheet size: 28.2 x 36.5 cm. Contemporary hand-color. Adhered to old mounting board. Uniform light age toning and a few abrasions in image area, but overall good. With ms ink signature of Seth Wells, March 6, 1849, in lower blank margin. Very rare. No copies on OCLC.

First edition.

One of the more stunning lithographs of the war, showing a storm of battle and fury at the summit of Chapultepec, with the U.S. flag waiving triumphantly over the tattered Mexican standard. At the upper right, Bravo, seemingly unconcerned, calmly hands over his sword. Every examination of this print reveals new details.


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