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Title Carte de la défense de Mexico contre l'attaque du Major Général Scott en 1847: pour servir à l'intelligence des operations militaires de l'armée française en 1863
Cartographer Scott, Winfield (1786-1866); Dépôt de la guerre: France
Document Type Map
Description Shows Mexican army lines in the Mexico City region as they appeared during September 1847, when U.S. general Winfield Scott captured the city. Possibly made by a military engineer for the Dépôt de la guerre in preparation for the French army occupation of the city in June 1863. Includes incomplete key to places in the city.
Places Mexico City, Mexico
Keywords war, France, army, battle, colonialism, fort, city
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; Indigenous Peoples of Mexico
Culture Area Southwest, Mesoamerica
Language French
Physical Description

1 manuscript map: hand-coloured; 244 x 301 mm.

On tracing paper pasted onto heavy paper sectioned into 4 pieces and backed by cloth.

Pen-and-ink (black, red, blue), wash (grey), watercolour (blue), and pencil.

Additional Information

Scale c.1:127,000 ('5 milles).'

Illegible writing in pencil above neat line in upper right, possibly including a personal name, ending 'Avril 1863'.

Spine title: 'Carte de la defense de Mexico en 1847--MS'.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT slipcase Ayer MS map 270
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue