Auction 127, Lot 389

"[Lot of 8 - Cuba, Spanish-American War]", U.S. Navy Dept.

Subject: Cuba & Atlantic

Period: 1899 (dated)

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Color: Printed Color

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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. squadrons.

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." This very detailed chart shows the positions of individual ships, identifying in a key 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. (35.8 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") This chart details the positions of the squadrons including the North Atlantic Fleet, Flying Squadron and the Spanish Squadron.

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)." Shows the track of the squadron from the sailing port of Cadiz, Spain across the Atlantic to Santiago.(11 x 7.5")

4-5) Two profiles of damage to the U.S.S. Iowa and U.S.F.S. Brooklyn, (20 x 5.5") Each is a b&w profile with red overprinting to locate and describe damage. Both sustained "External Injuries" during action with the Spanish Squadron on July 3, 1898.

6-8) Three additional maps of the naval operations (each approx 12 x 7") in the July 3, 1898 battle off Santiago de Cuba.

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Condition: A+

All are folding as issued.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/25/2009

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