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    Henry Walke, Lithograph, "The U. S. Naval Expedition Under Comore M. C. Perry", Naval Portfolio No. 2, Naval Scenes in the Mexican War. This is one of the prints from perhaps the rarest of all American naval print series, Naval Scenes in the Mexican War, created by Lieutenant Henry Walke. It was a series of eight large plates depicting various naval actions during the Mexican War in 1847. In that conflict, Walke served as the second in command of the USS Vesuvius of the Gulf Squadron.

    "Naval Portfolio No. 2 Naval Scenes in the Mexican War by H. Walke, Lieut. U.S. Navy" is centered at the top of the lithograph. The image is surrounded by a wide margin. Directly below the image is "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1848". To the left is "Painted by H. Walke Lt. U.S.N. / Drawn in stone by J. Vollmering". To the right is "Lith of Sarony & Major". At the bottom under the image is the title of the image in double line letters followed by smaller print descriptive text and the address of the lithographer/publisher, "Published by Sarony & Major, 117 Fulton Street, New York." The print measures 26 inches by 19 inches. Some professional repairs, else, fine condition.


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