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Auction 146, Lot 291

"Siege of Vera Cruz, by the U.S. Troops under Major General Scott, in March 1847...", U.S. War Department

Subject: Veracruz, Mexico

Period: 1847 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

25.4 x 15.7 inches
64.5 x 39.9 cm
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This map depicts the Siege of Veracruz, which was an important battle at a strategic seaside port during the Mexican-American war. The Americans prevailed after a twenty-day battle and then marched on to Mexico City. The map shows the positions under Major General Scott, surrounding the city with nearly 13,000 soldiers. A note at bottom indicates that only 12 people perished and 61 were wounded. Batteries and encampments, headquarters, and troop positions are all shown in good detail. Drawn by Captain McClellan.


Condition: B

Scattered foxing with some extraneous horizontal creasing near the middle of the map.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/4/2013