Lot 1053

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Description: Battle of Veracruz, Capture of San Juan de Ulua, firsthand account and map circa 1838, ten handwritten pages of sixteen fastened leaves, titled: The Attack on & Capture of the Castle of San Juan de Ullua..., above drawing, and the account reads: I HAVE JUST WITNESSED ONE OF THE MOST SPLENDID SIGHTS I EVER BEHELD & TO ME OF THE MOST INTENSE INTEREST..."
together with handdrawn map with text "Plan of the Harbor of Vera-Cruz with the positions of the vessels of the French Blockading Squadron the day of the their attack on & capture of the Castle of San Juan de Ullua., Nov. 27th, 1838"
The manuscript H12 5/8" W8", and map H10" W15 3/4" (2pcs)

Provenance: Deaccessioned by the Valentine Museum to benefit collections care, preservation and future acquisitions (D77.01)

  • Condition: Condition statement: map with stains and creases, document with old staple and stitched edge, creases, stains, and age discolorations, first leaf loose

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