Map of the Battle of Catalan: Dated the 4th of January in 1817


This hand-colored manuscript map depicts the Battle of Catalan, January 4, 1817, in which the Portuguese Army, operating from southern Brazil, defeated forces led by José Gervasio Artigas, the leader in the struggle for Uruguayan independence. Portugal was tacitly allied with the government in Buenos Aires, which was seeking to retain its grip on the eastern province of Argentina that would become the independent country of Uruguay.

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Plano de la Batalla de catalã: dada en 4 de Enero de 1817 en le sitio llamado Catalan

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1 manuscript map ; 41 x 58 centimeters

Last updated: January 25, 2012