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    D. P. Whiting Lithograph: "Birds-eye view of the Camp of the Army of Occupation, Commanded by Genl. Taylor. Near Corpus Christi, Texas, (from the North) Oct. 1845." New York: G. & W. Endicott, 1847. Colored lithograph engraved "On Stone by C. Parsons." Image size (not including text): 18.75" x 12"; sheet size: 22.75" x 16.75". This view is one of in a series of five plates based on Whiting's Army Portfolio; Whiting had more, but they were later lost in the Mississippi River. Beneath the image is a listing of the three brigades in view: "Genl. Worth," "Col. Twiggs lt. Col. McIntosh," and "Col. Whistler." Foxing and lightly toned; very good.

    Daniel Powers Whiting (1808-1892) graduated in 1832 from the U.S. Military Academy, where he received his training as a topographical artist. During the Mexican War, he served under General Zachary Taylor and was promoted to major for gallantry in the battles of Fort Brown, Monterey, Vera Cruz, and Cerro Gordo. Ex Ben E. Pingenot.


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