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[JACKSON, Andrew]. LACLOTTE, Jean-Hyacinthe, artist. Defeat of the British Army 1200 strong under the Command of Sir Edward Packenham in the attack of the American Lines Defended by 3,600 Militia commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson...Drawn on the Field of Battle and painted by Hthe Ladotte, archt. an Asst. Engineer in the Louisiana Army in the Year 1815. [French title:] Defaite de l'armeé Anglois forte de 1200 hommes... Hartford, Connecticut: Case & Green, Lithographers, n.d [1849-1852].
[JACKSON, Andrew]. LACLOTTE, Jean-Hyacinthe, artist. Defeat of the British Army 1200 strong under the Command of Sir Edward Packenham in the attack of the American Lines Defended by 3,600 Militia commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson...Drawn on the Field of Battle and painted by Hthe Ladotte, archt. an Asst. Engineer in the Louisiana Army in the Year 1815. [French title:] Defaite de l'armeé Anglois forte de 1200 hommes... Hartford, Connecticut: Case & Green, Lithographers, n.d [1849-1852].

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[JACKSON, Andrew]. LACLOTTE, Jean-Hyacinthe, artist. Defeat of the British Army 1200 strong under the Command of Sir Edward Packenham in the attack of the American Lines Defended by 3,600 Militia commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson...Drawn on the Field of Battle and painted by Hthe Ladotte, archt. an Asst. Engineer in the Louisiana Army in the Year 1815. [French title:] Defaite de l'armeé Anglois forte de 1200 hommes... Hartford, Connecticut: Case & Green, Lithographers, n.d [1849-1852].

1 page, large oblong (20¾ x 26 5/8 in. including margins), clean 4-in. tear in bottom portion neatly mended, a few other minor repairs, lightly tanned.

LACLOTTE'S SUPERB, PANORAMIC IMAGE OF THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS. The original version of this finely detailed image--regarded as the most accurate record of the historic battle--is a rare acquatint by P. L. Debucourt. The artist, Laclotte (here mis-spelled "Ladotte"), served as a topographical engineer attached to Jackson's defending army. He provides a dramatic perspective view of the whole Chalmette plain below New Orleans, depicting--with an engineer's precision--McCarty's plantation house and outbuildings (at the far left), the tents of the American militiamen and the hastily thrown-up defensive barricades manned by Jackson's men. The attacking British Army, in close formations, marches across the flat plain parallel to the Mississippi River, into the concentrated American artillery and musket fire. The lithographers Case & Green were in partnership from 1848 to 1852. (We are grateful to Nancy Finlay, Curator of Graphics, Connecticut Historical Society Museum, for this dating). A VERY RARE LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT.

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