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Auction 113, Lot 327

"[Lot of 4 - Cuba]", U.S. Navy Dept.

Subject: Cuba

Period: 1898 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

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Set of highly detailed Spanish American War battle charts, the first three describing ship movements in great detail. 1) "Chart Showing the Positions of the Ships of Admiral Cervera's Squadron and Those of the United States Fleet in the Battle of July 3rd, 1898, Off Santiago de Cuba" (46.8 x 8.3") that shows the movement of and fate of each ship along the Cuban coastline from Santiago de Cuba west to beyond Tivijan Point. 2) "Chart Showing Daily Positions of Fleet in Campaign against Spanish Squadron under Admiral Cervera from May 15, 1898, to July 3, 1898" (18.3 x 8.3") is a fine overall map of Cuba, giving the larger picture of the naval conflict. 3) "Daily Positions of the Spanish Squadron under Admiral Cervera from April 9, 1898, to July 3, 1898 (Taken from the Log Book of the Cristobal Colon)" (11 x 7.5") details the squadron's movements from Cadiz, across the Atlantic to Martinique, Curacao and finally Cuba. 4) "Cuba Part of Chart 'E' Special Edition" (40.8 x 16.8") is a large and very detailed U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey chart printed as a special edition to accompany the report of the Major General Commanding giving information on the progress of the war in Cuba. Location and number of Spanish and Cuba troops given by overprinted flag and text.


Condition: A

All folding as issued. A hint of fold toning on the first and last maps, other two are fine. Last map also with two short tears, closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/7/2005