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Antarctica

353

. Tweney,

Washington

89

#

83

: “The

Atlas

is much sought

by collectors.”

(

$2

,

000

-

4

,

000

)

9

. [ATLAS]. YAGGY, [Levi Walter].

Yaggy’s Geographical Study

Comprising Physical Political Geological and Astronomical Geography.

Chicago: Western Publishing House,

1887

. Cartographic pedagogical

device.

19

chromolithograph plates and maps (including

5

translucent

tissue underlays), one relief map. Housed in original folding case

with supports. Very good condition for an unwieldy artifact di

ffi

cult

to

fi

nd complete in any condition. Because it was used as a teaching

tool, it was subject to hard use.

First edition

of a remarkable example

of large-format chromolithography. Yaggy (d. ca.

1912

) was a publish-

er and proli

fi

c author who wrote on many topics and was a fellow of

the Royal Geographical Society.

(

$4

,

000

-

8

,

000

)

First Printer in Texas

10

. [BANGS, Samuel (printer)]. SPAIN. LAWS (April

15

,

1820

).

[Decree putting back in force previous decrees and regulations]. [At

top]

D Joaquín de Arredondo Mioño, Pelegrín, Bravo de Hoyos y Venero,

Caballero de la Orden de Calatrava....

[text commences]

Por el

Ministerio de la Governación de Ultramar se me ha dirijdo la Real Orden

del tenor siguiente.... Los Decretos que las Cortes generales y extraordinar-

ias, y tambien ordinarias....

[Monterrey, October

17

,

1820

]. Folio broad-

side. Creased where formerly folded, two edges lightly browned and

wrinkled, otherwise very good. Signed by Joaquín de Arredondo with

his ink paraph, and in full in ink by Rafael Gonzáles (

1789

-

1857

), a

Tejano born in San Fernando de Béxar, who served as governor of

Coahuila y Tejas during

1824

-

1826

. Monterrey edition of a Spanish

decree issued by King Ferdinand VII. This printing is a very early

imprint by Samuel Bangs. Jenkins,

Bangs

21

. Spell

28

. (

$1

,

200

-

2

,

400

)

11

. [BANGS, Samuel (printer)]. MEXICO (Empire).

El Comandante

General Ynterino de Provincias Internas de Oriente a las tropas de la del

Nuevo Santander.

[facing double arrows]

Soldados: La Patria que ha

puesto en vuestras manos las armas para que la defendais de toda clase de

enemigos....

[Saltillo, November

1822

?]. Broadside. Creased where for-

merly folded, slightly soiled along fold, a few minor holes in blank

margins, overall

fi

ne and crisp. Jenkins,

Bangs

182

. Not in Spell.

Samuel Bangs (ca.

1798

-

1854

) accompanied the Mina expedition as

printer and created the

fi

rst imprints in Texas, Tamaulipas, Nuevo

León, and Coahuila. Relates to uneasiness among the troops re

Iturbide’s order that Felipe de la Garza report to the court at Mexico

City.

(

$500

-

1

,

000

)

12

. [BANGS, Samuel (printer)]. MEXICO (Empire).

Mani

fi

esto de S.

M. El Emperador

[facing double arrows]

Habitantes del Imperio: El

general á quien encargué el mando de las tropas que debian ocupar á

Veracruz.... Reimpreso en el Saltillo á

19

de Febrero de

1823

. [Saltillo,

1823

]. Broadside. Creased where formerly folded, tiny hole in upper

left blank margin, faint stain at lower right blank corner, otherwise

fi

ne copy of an early Bangs imprint with his double arrows. Jenkins,

Bangs

164

: “Proclamation issued by the emperor in Mexico City on

February

9

,

1823

, declaring that the revolution has ended.” Bangs cre-

ated the present imprint in Saltillo after being freed from the

Royalists and moving from Monterrey to Saltillo, where he began

printing for the government in the spring of

1822

.

(

$500

-

1

,

000

)

13

. [BANGS, Samuel (printer)]. COAHUILA Y TEJAS. CON-

GRESO GENERAL. [Statement supporting the Plan of Jalapa.]

[At top]

Sesión Estraordinaria del dia treinta y uno de Diciembre de

1829

. [Saltillo, ca. January

3

,

1830

]

.

Folio broadside. Creased where

formerly folded, otherwise very

fi

ne.

First edition

. Jenkins,

Bangs

322

.

Not in Spell. By this statement, Congress adheres the state to the

Plan of Jalapa (also known as the “Plan del Ejército de reserva”), a

revolt by Santa-Anna and others against President Vicente Guerrero,

who was forced to resign and soon executed. He was succeeded by

Santa-Anna himself. Here the state threatens anyone who actively

opposes this plan with execution merely upon an accusation. The

Plan of Jalapa instituted a centralist administration. This change of

power resulted in leaders in Mexico City becoming more suspicious

of the United States and of Anglo colonists in Texas, thirty thousand

of whom had arrived in Texas by the year this decree was printed by

Bangs. The imposition of a centralist form of government was among

the irritants eventually leading the Texas to revolt against central

authority in Mexico.

(

$750

-

1

,

500

)

14

. [BANGS, Samuel (printer)]. MEXICO (Republic). Circular let-

ter (May

7

,

1830

). [Circular letter asking cooperation in collecting

natural history specimens to form a national collection and to create

a new map of Mexico, with instructions for collecting specimens].

[At top]

Gobierno Supremo del Estado Libre de Coahuila y Tejas

. [text

commences]

El Ecsmo Sr. Ministro de Estado y de Relaciones, con fecha

7

de Mayo procsimo pasado me dice lo que sigue....

[Saltillo: Samuel

Bangs,

1830

]. [

6

] pp., folio. Creased where formerly folded, small tri-

angular piece wanting from left blank margin, otherwise very good.

Coahuilatecan edition of a federal decree. Jenkins, Bangs

371

: “This

is the last known imprint of Bangs in Coahuila.” Not in Spell. Vice-

President Alemán laments the poor state of physical knowledge

about the country and urges those who are in a position to do so to

cooperate in collecting specimens of natural history. He is especially

concerned with mineral products and the output of mines. He also

requests that persons who have any maps of any state of any type

send him copies of them, since the entire republic is not correctly

mapped and they are needed to assist with that e

ff

ort. Finally, he asks

for samples of local crafts and industrial objects so that they may be

sent to the capital to form part of a more extensive collection there.

(

$600

-

1

,

200

)

Unrecorded Bangs Imprint

Concerning Rebel Texans’ Collusion with Mexía

15

. [BANGS, Samuel (printer)]. TAMAULIPAS (Mexican State).

[Decree of December

8

,

1835

, outlining troops to be raised to defend

the republic against the Texas rebels]. [At top]

Gobierno del

Departamento de Tamaulipas. Circular.

[text commences]

El Supremo

Gobierno Nacional empeñado justamente en sosteuer

[sic]

integro el terri-

torio de la República....

[Ciudad Victoria: Samuel Bangs,

1835

]. Folio

broadside. Very rare Bangs imprint with riveting content on the

Texas Revolution.

First edition

. Streeter

845

.

1

. Not in Jenkins (

Bangs

)

or Spell. This decree concerns implementing in the state a national

decree that called for the raising of troops to

fi

ght against the Texans,

here referred to as “los indignos colonos.” The state is apparently

alarmed by Stephen F. Austin and José Antonio Mexía’s schemes,

which included the invasion of Matamoros, a plan Austin himself

approved in a letter to the President of the Consultation, November

5

,

1835

(

Austin Papers

, Vol. III, p.

240

). In that letter supporting

Mexía’s plans, Austin goes on to say: “In short we are in a war, in

which the objects of our enemies is our total extermination. It is a

matter of life and death-there is no medium or middle course left-

none at all....” In

1839

, José Antonio Mexía (

1800

-

1839

), a Mexican