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Auction 164, Lot 305

"[Lot of 3 - Taos Revolt Battle Plans] Sketch Accompanying Col. Price Despatch [and] Sketch Accompanying Col. Price's Despatch of 15th Feb. 1847 [and] Sketch Accompanying Col. Price's Despatch of 18 April. 1847", U.S. Government

Subject: Taos, New Mexico

Period: 1847 (dated)

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

Color: Black & White

Size:
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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 (11.6 x 9.5), Sketch accompany Col. Price's Despatch of 15th, Feb. 1847 showing Embudo and the Rio del Norte (5.7 x 8.2"), and Sketch accompanying Col. Price's Despatch of 18 April, 1847 showing Fort Canada along the Rio Chicito River (7.5 x 8.4").

A nice collection of Mexican-American War maps.

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Condition: A

Clean, crisp, issued folding.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/13/2017

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