Auction 129, Lot 371

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

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1847 (dated)

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

Color: Black & White

9.5 x 12.5 inches
24.1 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 with a legend that recounts 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.


Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened. The map itself is fine but one fold appears either split with a perfect repair or simply weak along the fold.

Estimate: $120 - $160


Closed on 9/23/2009