Auction 173, Lot 178

"Plan of the Battle of Buena-Vista Fought February 22nd and 23d 1847. Between the U.S. Forces 4610 Strong, Under Genls. Taylor & Wool, and the Mexican Army Numbering Between 22,000 and 24,000 Commanded by General Santa Anna...", U.S. Corps of Engineers

Subject: Northern Mexico

Period: 1847 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 16 inches
51.6 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 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+

A crisp impression with minor soiling on a bright sheet, issued folding with archival repairs to several short fold separations and tiny holes along the folds.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/5/2019