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Title: Naval Expedition Ascending the Tabasco River

Description: Naval Expedition Ascending the Tabasco River at Devil's Bend; 1848 lithograph depicting U.S. Navy steamships on the Tabasco River during fighting that took place between the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and the Yucatan peninsula, an area that was a significant victory for the U.S. during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) because it was the first place where Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes de Monroy y Pizarro (1485-December 2, 1547) had put foot on Mexican soil in 1504; the Mexican-American War was a U.S. and Mexican territorial dispute between the Nueces and Rio Grande Rivers that led to open war between the two countries on May 13, 1846; the war ended with U.S. troops in possession of California, the Southwest, northern Mexico, and central Mexico from Veracruz to Mexico City; in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico ceded to the U.S. the territories of California and New Mexico and all the land up to the Rio Grande River, and also relinquished its claim to Texas; in return, the U.S. paid Mexico $15 million;

Category: Mexican-American War

Keywords: Mexican War (1846-1848), Mexican-American War (1846-1848), Mexico, ships, steamships, Texas, Tabasco river, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, United States, U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848), Yucatan peninsula, 1840s.

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 2100 x 1323 (2.78 MPixels) (1.59)

Print Size: 17.8 x 11.2 cm; 7.0 x 4.4 inches

File Size: 7.98 MB (8,367,130 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000038615

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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