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M. Murguia [Map of the part of the valley of Mexico which has been a field of battle]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00155.02 Author/Creator: M. Murguia Place Written: Portal del Aguila de Oro, Mexico Type: Map Date: 1847 Pagination: 1 map : docket ; 34 x 39 cm.

Summary of Content: Black-inked lithograph map of Mexico with route of armies in brown, blue and green inks. Denotes military travel during August and September of 1847. On back, note by Wellington Cleveland Burnett explaining locations. On front, cardinal directions written in margins by Burnett. Captions written in English, French, and Spanish. Mounted on cardboard backing with frame, mounted size is 40.8 x 46 cm.

People: Burnett, Wellington Cleveland, 1829-1907
Murguía, M

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Mexican WarBattleMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLatin and South America

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