antique prints, maps and watercolors

((...Battle of Monterey) New York: Kellogg & Thayer, ca. 1846. $275.00

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"Storming of Independence Hill at the Battle of Monterey"

A war initiated by the United States with Mexico occurred between the spring of 1846 and the fall of 1847. The highly controversial war ended in victory for the United States. The 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo forced the Mexican cession of the territories of Alta California and Santa Fe de Nuevo Mexico to the US in exchange for $15 million and recognized Texas as independent. Lithographic publishers produced prints showing the course of the war for a public eager for the news.

Hand colored lithograph.
Approximately 13 x 17 1/2 inches sheet.
Very good condition and color save matstaining.