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Lot 0545
Heading: (Mexican-American War)
Title: Collection of 18 Lithograph Maps Related to the Mexican War
Place Published: Washington, DC
Date Published: 1847

Eighteen folding maps. (4to) 27.2x16 cm (10¾x6¼"), contemporary three-quarter brown sheep over marbled boards by Hartford binder W.H. Talcott with his ticket.

Sixteen of the maps in this volume are usually found in Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress, at the Commencement of the First Session...December 7, 1847. Washington: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1848 (United States 30th Congress, 1st Session. Senate Executive Document 1). The map not in this volume that is usually found with the report is Sketches of Route of General Worth’s Column from Chapultepec to the Alameda.... Two maps are present that are not usually found in the government document.

Maps included:

[1] Battles of Mexico, Line of Operations...8th, 12th, 13th Sept, 1847....

[2] Survey of the Mexican Lines of Defence at Cerro Gordo, 17th, 18th April, 1847....

[3] Battles of Mexico, Line of Operations...19th & 20th August, 1847.

[4] Map of the Valley of Mexico. [by Hardcastle].

[5] Map of Genl. Worth’s Operations on 20th of August, 1847....

[6] Plan of the Battle of Buena-Vista...February 22 & 23, 1847.

[7] Sketch of the Operations...8 September 1847. [Battle of Molina del Rey].

[8] No map.

[9] Plan Accompanying Gen. Quitman’s Report. Colored.

[10] Sketch of the Battle of Sacramento, Feb. 28th 1847.

[11] Sketch of the Actions Fought at San Pasqual...Dec. 6th & 7th, 1846

[12] Sketch of the Battle of Los Angeles...Jany. 9th, 1847.

[13] Sketch of the Passage of the Rio San Gabriel...Jan. 8th, 1847.

[14] [Untitled map of the California coast from slightly north of Sutter’s Fort to Cabo San Lucas] June 19, 1847.

[15] Sketch Accompanying Col. Price’s Dispatch of 18 April. 1847 [shows road from Santa Fe to Cañada, New Mexico].

[16] Sketch Accompanying Col. Price’s Dispatch of 15th Feb. 1847 [shows region between Joya and Embudo, New Mexico].

[17] Sketch Accompanying Col. Price’s Despatch [Taos, New Mexico, and environs].

[18] Battle of Cerro Gordo April 17th & 18th, 1847 from Surveys Made by Major Turnbull & Capt McClellan, Topl. Engs. Drawn by Capt McClellan. Lithograph map (neat line to neat line: 31 x 46.6 cm), Mexican positions in blue and U.S. positions in orange. This map is similar to a separate version. Here title starts 3 cm below neat line.

[19] Siege of Vera Cruz, by the U.S. Troops under Major General Scott, in March 1847, from Surveys made by Major Turnbull, Captains Hughes, McClellan & Johnston Lieutenants Derby & Hardcastle, Topl. Engineers, Drawn by Capt McClellan. 40.7 x 64 cm. Vera Cruz fortifications shown in blue and U.S. Army siege lines shown in orange. Slight loss at centerfold. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 430. Similar to map of same title, but here the map is slightly larger, on thinner paper, the title is positioned 3 cm below neat line, the “S” in “Recif & I. de Sacrificios” extends beyond the neat line on the right. This map is not usually found in 30th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Executive Document 1, but there has not yet been a definitive cartobibiliographical examination of the maps. The present map may not have been published to be part of the government document.



Covers detached and heavily worn, spine perished. Maps very good to fine (some with splits and tears repaired on verso, and a few minor losses).

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18 Maps Relating to the Mexican War

Estimate $200 - $300Aug 23, 2018
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