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Auction 161, Lot 402

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

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1847 (dated)


Color: Black & White

20.5 x 16 inches
52.1 x 40.6 cm
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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 Ana 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: B

Issued folding with light scattered foxing and a chip in the left blank margin that just passes the neatline near the middle of the left border.

Estimate: $130 - $160


Closed on 2/8/2017