Auction 130, Lot 289

"[Lot of 3 - Taos Revolt Battle Plans]", U.S. Government

Subject: New Mexico

Period: 1848 (published)

Publication: Senate Doc #1, 30th Cong., 1st Sess.

Color: Black & White

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In January 1847 a Mexican uprising in Taos resulted in the death of Gov. C. Bent and others. A force under Col. Sterling Price marched from Santa Fe, routing the rebels at La Canada, El Embudo and Taos, ultimately capturing most of them. Later skirmishes took place at La Cuesta, Las Vegas and Cienega near Taos. The three maps are "Sketch accompanying Col. Price Despatch" showing the Pueblo de Taos, not dated (11.5 x 9.5), "Sketch accompanying Col. Price's Despatch of 18 April, 1847" showing Fort Canada along the Rio Chicito River (7.4 x 8.4"), and "Sketch accompany Col. Price's Despatch of 15th, Feb. 1847" showing Embudo and the Rio del Norte (5.7 x 8"). A nice collection of Mexican-American War maps.

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Condition: B+

First two with small, long area of water stain along a fold. Each with a few light foxing spots.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/2/2009

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