Clive A. Burden LTD. Rare Maps, Antique Atlases, Books and Decorative Prints

The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden‚Äč
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This is one of the finest illustrated works to mark the Mexican-American War of 1846-48. They are generally considered the finest battles scenes depicted in print and were drawn in the battle field by Carl Nebel. The high quality plates are by Bayot and lithographed by the firm of Lemercier. George W. Kendall (1809-67) was a journalist in New Orleans who had been calling for military conflict with Mexico. When war finally broke out he rode out to join the battles and witnessed most of them. Wounded in the knee he was mentioned in some dispatches. Although the book was sold in New York the text was printed in New Orleans and the superb plates printed in Paris. Bennett ‘American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books’ p. 65; DAB; Howes K76; Peters ‘America on Stone’ p. 295; Sabin 37362.
KENDALL, George Wilkins

The War between the United States and Mexico

New York, 1851
Folio (570 x 420 mm.), cream printed marbled paper wrappers with red cloth spine, original ties. pp. iv, 52, with lithographic map & 12 hand-coloured plates. Wraps chipped & browned; plates professionally cleaned, otherwise a good example.
Stock number: 7495


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