Lot 434 of 522:
Depiction of Zachary Taylor and his Battles  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$660
Estimate:
$700 - $1,000

Title:
Taylor & His Battles
Author:
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Ensigns & Thayer
Date:
[1847]
Description:

Hand-colored. 78.5x58.5 cm (31x23"). First Edition.

Elaborate border of fascia surmounted by eagles on either side and musical instruments and flags along bottom. Equestrian figure of Taylor in center surrounded by seven vignettes of battle scenes, with five from the Mexican-American War, including Texas scenes of Ringgold’s death and de la Vega’s capture; descriptive text “Taylor and His Battles” at lower center commenting on various actions in Taylor’s career.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Marginal chipping, light overall browning, some spots from insects, a few minor holes, repaired tear at lower center, small stains, remains of mounting tabs.
 
Item number:
306099
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