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AUCTION 24

“Se declara el Distrito Federal en estado de sitio”

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[MEXICO CITY, BATTLE OF]. Two documents relating the siege of Mexico City.

[1] ANAYA, Pedro María. Ministerio de Guerra y Marina. Seccion de operaciones. [Mexico City, 1847]. Dated in type May 1, 1847. Broadside: 31 x 21.3 cm. Left margin uneven, slightly wrinkled, right side with small split. On embossed paper.

First edition. Not in usual Mexican-American War sources.

Declares the city under a state of siege.

[2] SANTA-ANNA, Antonio López de. Ministerio de Guerra y Marina. Seccion de operaciones [caption title]. [Mexico City, 1847]. Dated in type June 28, 1847. [1] [3, blank] pp. 12mo (21 x 15.5 cm), folded sheet. Very fine. On embossed paper.

First edition. Eberstadt 415.

With reference to the above order, declares that Santa-Anna is the sole authority over the city.

 

Scott left Puebla on August 7 for his march on Mexico City, after having won the Battle of Cerro Gordo April 17-18. The actual battles for the city began in August.

($100.00-$200.00)

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