Auction 108, Lot 239

"[Lot of 11- Mexican American War]", U.S. War Dept.

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1847-48 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc. #1, 30th Cong. 1st Sess.

Color: Black & White

See Description

A terrific complete set of battle maps that spell out, in considerable detail, the military operations of Generals Scott and Taylor. These operations resulted in a remarkable defeat of the Mexican armies and Santa Anna, and opened the way for the assault on Mexico City in mid-September.
1) " Plan Accompanying Gen. Quitman's Report" (18 x 13") with original color noting troop locations. 2) "Survey of the Mexican Lines of Defense at Cerro Cordo and the Lines of Attach of the American Army... (18.7 x 12.4"). 3) Plan of the Battle of Buena - Vista... (20.4 x 16.2"). 4) Sketch of the Battle of Sacramento...(9.5 x 12.6"). 5) "Las Paz (Lower California) and its Environs... ( 20.5 x 16.5"). 6) "Plan of Santa-Cruz de Rosales... (12.8 x 12"). 7) Battles of Mexico, Line of Operations... September, 1847" (22.6 x 28"). 8) Battles of Mexico Line of Operations... August 1847" ( 28.5 x 23"). 9) "Sketch of the Operations of the 1st Division... (19.5 x 12.7"). 10) "Map of the Valley of Mexico" (16.7 x 12.2"). 11) "Sketch of the route of General Worth's Column from Chapultepec to the Alameda... (10.7 x 14.2).


Condition: A

Condition varies from fine to good. All paper is sound and with full original margins. All issued folded with some now backed with archival tissue.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/29/2004