Auction 123, Lot 363

"Sketch of the Battle of Sacramento. Feb. 28th 1847", U.S. Government

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1848 (published)

Publication: Senate Doc. 1, 30th Congress, 1st Session

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.6 x 12.5 inches
24.4 x 31.8 cm

This detailed and fascinating little map depicts the battlefield at the Rio Sacramento, south of El Paso, TX, showing the positions of troops and a legend detailing the action. The Rio Sacramento is a small river just 20 miles north of Chihuahua in Mexico. The map notes that American forces numbered 924, Mexican troops 4223; one American casualty and 300 Mexicans killed. This map was included in the report to congress describing the progress of the Mexican-American War.

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Condition: B+

Clear impression with a professionally repaired tear barely visible and a couple of spots of very light foxing.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/20/2008

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