Presidents of the United States [and] Ornamental Map of the United States and Mexico
Presidents of the United States [and] Ornamental Map of the United States and Mexico. New York: Phelps, 1846.
Two hand-colored poster-sized broadsides, the first featuring portraits of the first eleven American presidents with a central panel featuring an illustration of the signing of Declaration of Independence, hand-coloring added in yellow, pink, and green; five old marginal tears with discoloration due to old tape repairs, not examined out of the frame, some toning to the sheet; the second with a large map of North America, including Texas, Mexico, Indian Territory, Upper California, Oregon, and the Missouri Territory, large portrait of George Washington center topmost, flanked by Cortez and Montezuma, five panels below concern the dates of settlement for the states and territories; a history of Oregon below a portrait of General Taylor; a panel on Cortez's explorations in Mexico; another dedicated to Santa Anna, with his portrait and details concerning New Mexico and "the Californias"; and finally a short history of Mexico; hand-colored in pink, yellow, green, and blue, three old tears with staining from tape repairs, some foxing, not examined out of frame; the two in matching frames, each 23 x 30 in. overall. (2)
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