Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 355

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(MEXICO.) Campaña contra los Americanos del norte, primera parte [all issued]. 2 folding maps, one with highlights printed in red and blue. 37, [10] pages. 4to, modern red calf gilt; foxing and toning, vertical fold, manuscript page numbers added, short closed tear to one map; modern inked ownership stamp on page [3]. Mexico: Ignacio Cumplido, 1846

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First edition of this account by Mexico's commanding general who was court-martialed and acquitted after losing the two opening battles of the Mexican War near Brownsville, TX. "A weak attempt to vindicate his conduct and to frame excuses for his defeats while commanding the Army of the North on the Rio Grande, and particularly in the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma in Texas"--Raines, page 12. Sabin 10195; Streeter sale I:242.