"[Lot of 2] Survey of the Mexican Lines of Defence at Cerro Gordo and the Lines of Attack of the American Army Under Major General Scott... [and] Map of the Valley of Mexico", U.S. Government
Subject: Mexico, Mexican-American War
Period: 1847 (circa)
Color: Black & White
A nice pair of maps related to the Mexican-American War.
A. Survey of the Mexican Lines of Defence at Cerro Gordo and the Lines of Attack of the American Army Under Major General Scott,on the 17th and 18th of April, 1847, (18.9 x 12.5"). This map illustrates one of the major battles of the Mexican-America War. It shows mountains, roads, Mexican and American camps, gun batteries and the route of Shield's Brigade. Santa Ana had taken up a position at the pass of Cerro Gordo, thinking to halt Gen. Scott's advance on Mexico City. After fierce fighting, the Mexican forces were completely defeated, surrendering 3,000 prisoners (including 5 generals), over 4,000 stands of arms, and 43 pieces of artillery. American losses were 64 killed and 353 wounded. Surveyed by Major Turnbull and Captain McLellan. Condition: There is faint foxing and light toning along the top edge of the sheet. (B+)
B. Map of the Valley of Mexico, (16.8 x 12.1"). A basic map of the vicinity around Mexico City showing the major wagon roads and trails. Depicts the topography of the region, several lakes, and extends to include Toluca in the west, S. Antonio, Cholnla and Cuatlacingo in the east. Includes an inset profile of the "Route between Mexico and Vera Cruz." Condition: One faint spot in the image and an extraneous crease at bottom left. (A)
Issued folding. See description above for additional details.