Auction 129, Lot 388

"[Lot of 5 - Spanish - American War, Battle of San Juan Hill]",

Subject: Cuba - Spanish-American War

Period: 1898 (dated)

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Color: Printed Color

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Here is a rather scarce collection of maps plus a large view describing the Battle of San Juan Hill. Each is folding as issued.

1) Map of Santiago de Cuba and Vicinity Showing Entrenchments and Positions of the Fifth Corps U.S. Army and Those of the Spanish after the Taking of Caney and San Juan Hill, Evening of July 1st, 1898…, some color to show water and lines of troops at San Juan Hill and Caney, (22 x 15.8"). Made under the direction of Lt. Col. G. Mc C. Derby. A little color offsetting at left (B+).

2) Map of Santiago de Cuba and Vicinity Showing Intrenchments and Positions… July 14, 1898, some color, (22.8 x 16"). Made under the direction of Lt. Col. G. Mc C. Derby, it uses the same base map as #1. A little color offsetting at left (B+).

3) Sketch Showing the Operations of the Command of Brigadier General John C. Bates in the Campaign against Santiago de Cuba…, (29.5 x 21"). Fully colored and signed in the plate by Lt. Horace Maynard Reeve. Short tear at binding trim closed on verso, otherwise fine, bright example (A).

4) Road Sketch Showing the Marches of the Independent Brigade VI Corps (Bates') from Siboney to El Caney...…, (9.8 x 7.5"). Uncolored map (A).

5) Sketch Showing a Portion of the Trenches Occupied by Bates' Brigade also the Spanish Opposing Works…, (29.5 x 7.5"). Uncolored view with entrenched soldiers in the foreground facing extensive Spanish battle-works in the background. Signed in the plate by Lt. Reeve who drew this view from the trenches. Boldly engraved (A). A unique work.

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Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/23/2009

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