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Auction 115, Lot 337

"[lot of 3 Spanish-American War]", U.S. Navy Dept.

Subject: Cuba

Period: 1898 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

See Description

A terrific set of charts that detail, often down to the hour, the positions of the ships of Spain's Admiral Cervera and those of the U.S. The last two charts detail the positions of the squadrons including the North Atlantic Fleet, Flying Squadron and the Spanish Squadron. The former is a very detailed chart showing the positions of individual ships. Names the U.S. ships: New York, Brooklyn, Texas, Iowa, Indiana, Oregon, Gloucester, Vixen, Hist, Ericsson. The Spanish ships listed are: Teresa, Vizcaya, Colon, Oquendo, Pluton, and Furor.

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. The map shows the movement and fate of each ship along the coast. (46.8 x 8.3")

2) Chart Showing Daily Positions of Fleet in Campaign against Spanish Squadron under Admiral Cervera from May 15, 1898, to July 3, 2898. (18.3 x 8.3")

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")


Condition: A+

All folding, as issued. All fine except #2 has the slightest amount of foxing or toning at one fold.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/21/2006