Auction 114, Lot 250

"[Lot of 3 - Taos Revolt Battle Plans]", U.S. War Department

Subject: New Mexico

Period: 1848 (dated)

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

Color: Black & White

Size:
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In January of 1847, a Mexican uprising in Taos resulted in the death of Gov. C. Bent and others. A force under Col. Sterling Price marched from Santa Fe where he routed the rebels at La Canada, El Embudo and Taos, ultimately capturing and taking most of them as prisoners. Later skirmishes took place at La Cuesta, Las Vegas and Cienega near Taos. The lot of three maps include "Sketch accompanying Col. Price Despatch" showing the Pueblo de Taos, not dated (11.5 x 9.5), "Sketch accompanying Col. Price's Despatch of 18 April, 1847" showing Fort Canada along the Rio Chicito River (7.4 x 8.4"), and "Sketch accompany Col. Price's Despatch of 15th, Feb. 1847" showing Embudo and the Rio del Norte (5.7 x 8"). Collection of three Mexican-American War maps.

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Condition: A

Folding as issued. First with two with some light foxing, last is near fine, lot is overall very good.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/1/2006

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