Auction 97, Lot 236

"Survey of the Mexican Lines of Defense at Cerro Gordo and the Lines of Attack of the American Army under Maj. Gen. Scott on the 17th & 18th of April 1847", U.S. Government

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1847 (dated)

Publication: Sen. Doc #1, 30th Congress, 1st Session

Color: Black & White

19 x 12.5 inches
48.3 x 31.8 cm

Surveyed by Major Turnbull and Capt. McLellan, this map illustrates one of the major battles of the Mexican American War. It shows mountains, roads and Mexican & 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.


Condition: B

Folding as issued with a few light foxing spots. Good impression on sound paper with wide margins.

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $85

Closed on 12/5/2001