Lot 436 of 522:
The Most Detailed Map of the Battle of Mexico City  

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Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Survey of the Line of Operations of the U.S. Army, under Command of Major General Winfield Scott, on the 19th & 20th of August & the 8th, 12th & 13th September 1847
Author:
Turnbull, Charles Nesbit, et. al.
Place:
Washington, D. C.
Publisher:
C. B. Graham
Date:
1848
Description:

Lithograph map on thin paper with troop positions and movements in original colors, Mexico in blue and U.S. in red. Image size 59.3x86 cm (23¼x33¾"); overall sheet size 55x96 cm (21¾x37¾"). One of several editions.

This was the most detailed, large scale, and comprehensive contemporary map showing the Battle of Mexico City from the initial engagements in the south to the entry into the city itself. Shows the battles around Mexico City and U.S. troop movements through San Angel, Churubusco, Chapultepec, and into Mexico City. . Several statistical tables show number of troops involved, indicating killed, wounded, and missing in each engagement. 

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Condition:
Professionally washed and stabilized; lightly creased where formerly folded; tears and chips repaired; very good.
 
Item number:
306093
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