Auction 173, Lot 145

"[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)

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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 these 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 depicting Price's march are Sketch Accompanying Col. Price Despatch showing the Pueblo de Taos, not dated (11.6 x 9.5"), Sketch Accompanying Col. Price's Despatch of 15th Feb. 1847 showing Embudo and the Rio del Norte (5.8 x 8.1"), and Sketch Accompanying Col. Price's Despatch of 18 April. 1847 showing Fort Canada along the Rio Chicito River (7.4 x 8.4").

A nice collection of Mexican-American War maps.

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Condition: A

Clean and bright examples, issued folding. The third map has a short binding tear at left that just passes the neatline and has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/5/2019

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