French Coverage of the Spanish-American War
"Conflit Hispano Americain - Carte du Theatre de la Guerre Dressee Specialement pour les Lecteurs de la Depeche",
Subject: North Atlantic, Cuba, Spanish-American War
Period: 1898 (circa)
Publication: La Depeche
Color: Printed Color
28 x 20.6 inches
71.1 x 52.3 cm
This interesting piece of ephemera was issued as a supplement to La Depeche newspaper, based out of Toulouse in southwestern France near the Spanish border. The map depicts the naval fleets of both Spain and the United States in the North Atlantic Ocean, and is representative of the 10 week-long Spanish-American War which was primarily fought over Cuban independence. The map is surrounded by vignettes depicting the costumes of both American and Spanish military forces as well as views of Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Matanzas. The Americans won the short battle which gave them temporary control of Cuba and possession of Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines, thus eliminating Spain's final possessions in the Americas and Asia. Engraved by Charaire.
Issued folding with light toning, minor edge chips, and a few tiny fold separations that have been closed on verso with archival tissue. The map is in remarkable condition given its ephemeral nature.