Auction 139, Lot 293

"Plan of the Battle of Buena-Vista. Fought February 22nd and 23rd 1847.", U.S. Corps of Engineers

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1847 (circa)


Color: Black & White

20.5 x 16 inches
52.1 x 40.6 cm

Lithographic map drawn by Capt. Linnard and surveyed by Lieutenants Pope and Franklin. A very detailed battle plan showing a crucial battle in the Mexican-American War. Outnumbered nearly 5 to 1, General Taylor's forces held, defeating the advancing Mexican forces under General Santa Ana and ending the war in northern Mexico. In March, Santa Anna returned to Mexico City where he became president of Mexico. Taylor continued to command the U.S. forces in northern Mexico, then returned to the states in November 1847 and became president the following November. A legend notes troop locations during the battle with relief shown by hachure.


Condition: A

Just a few small stains in the blank margin, else fine. Issued folded.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/15/2012