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First Major U.S. Amphibious Landing


[VERACRUZ, BATTLE OF]. CURRIER, Nathaniel (publisher). Landing of the American Forces under Genl. Scott at Vera Cruz March 9th. 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] 459. Print: image area: 29.3 x 33 cm; overall sheet size: 29.5 x 39 cm. Contemporary hand color. Matted. Stained at upper blank corners, otherwise very good.

First edition. Currier 3432. Peters, p. 292.

A somewhat fanciful but very busy scene showing the landing at Collado Beach taking place somewhat too close to the fort, which in reality was over two miles away. Also, the boats depicted are inaccurate in that they are not the flat-bottom surfboats that were actually used. Finally, only troops are being landed; no artillery is in sight.


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