Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 188

Price Realized: $ 11,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
(MEXICAN WAR.) Kendall, George W.; and Carl Nebel. The War between the United States and Mexico Illustrated. Map, 12 hand-colored lithographic plates after Nebel. Folio, modern 1/2 morocco; foxing, heavier on the text leaves, tissue guards renewed, minor edge wear, a bit of ink spotting on fore-edge, minimal dampstaining in the margins; 1938 owner's inscription laid down on front pastedown. New York and Paris, 1851

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Carl Nebel had already published an important volume of Mexican lithographs before the war began, and accompanied the American army at most of the major battles. His field sketches were lithographed in France by Bayot, and include views of the battles of Palo Alto, Monterrey, Buena Vista, Vera Cruz, and more, and conclude with General Scott's dramatic entrance into Mexico City. Each plate is accompanied by a detailed description by George Wilkins Kendall, a well-known journalist who enlisted in the Texas Rangers for the war and later served on the staff of General Worth. "The very best American battle scenes in existence"--Bennett, Plate Books, page 65. American Battle Art 68; Howes K76 ("b"); Sabin 37362.