[TEXAS]. CURRIER, Nathaniel (publisher). Capture of Genl. La Vega by the Gallant Capt. May at the Battle of Resaca de la Palma May 9th 1846. [along bottom] Lith. & Pub. By N. Currier, Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1846 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] 440. Print: image area: 21.6 x 32.2 cm; overall sheet size: 21.6 x 35.7 cm. Original hand color. Margins moderately browned and slightly chipped. Matted.
First edition. Currier 808. Peters, p. 206. To be included in Ron Tyler’s forthcoming book on Texas lithographs.
An active scene dominated by the image of the mounted May, pistol in hand, staying de la Vega’s hand, while two Mexican soldiers attempt to prevent him. An early depiction of a Texas battle.