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The Last Battles

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[MAP]. Three maps produced by the U.S. Topographical Engineers showing aspects of the last battles in Mexico. All are lithographs with later, expert hand color and are first editions. All are from 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).

[1] TURNBULL, W., et al. Battles of Mexico. Line of Operations of the U.S. Army under the Command of Major General Winfield Scott on the 19th. and 20th. of August 1847 Surveyed by Maj. Turnbull, Capt. McClellan and Lieut. Hardcastle Corps of Top. Engineers. Drawn by Lieut. Hardcastle [facsimile signature] W Turnbull Major Topo Engrs. [above neat line at top right] Page 303. [above neat line at lower left corner] Lith. of P.S. Duval, Phila. [Washington, 1848]. Neat line to neat line: 59 x 72.4 cm; overall sheet size: 63 x 81 cm. Light scattered spots, creased where formerly folded, adhesive stain at upper left blank margin where removed.

Garrett & Goodwin, p. 428.

A handsome map of the operations immediately around Mexico City showing troop positions, fortifications, towns, and geographical features. It is dominated by a large depiction of the Pedregal colored a menacing dark brown.

[2] HARDCASTLE, L.F. Map of the Valley of Mexico. [lower left] Edmadd L.F. Hardcastle Brt. 2d. Lieut. Top. Eng. [lower right] Lith. Of P.S. Duval. [upper right] Profile of the Route between Mexico and Vera Cruz. [upper right above neat line] P. 303. [Washington, 1848]. Neat line to neat line: 30.5 x 42 cm; overall sheet size: 35.5 x 44 cm. Creased where formerly folded, but very good

Shows the country from Veracruz to Mexico City, including roads, topographical features, and towns.

[3] TURNBULL, W., et al. Survey of the 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. Surveyed by Major Turnbull and Capt. McClellan Topogal. Engrs. Drawn by Lieut. H. Coppee. Copied from the Original in the Bureau of Topographical Engineers. [upper right above neat line] P. 257. [lower right] Lith. Of P.S. Duval, Philada. [Washington, 1848]. Neat line to neat line: 31 x 48.5 cm; overall sheet size: 38 x 53 cm. Creased where formerly folded, but very good.

A beautiful, detailed map showing the topography, roads, Mexican defenses, and the American lines of attack, including the maneuver around the Mexican left flank.


Sold. Hammer: $150.00; Price Realized: $183.75.

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