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AUCTION 19

251. YUCATÁN (Mexican state).  Yucatan y Belice. Colección de documentos importantes que se refieren al Tratado de 8 de julio de 1893, celebrado entre el Sr. Lic. Ignacio Mariscal en representación de México, y Sir Spencer Saint Jhon [sic] en representación de la Gran Bretaña. Mérida: Tipografía de G. Canto, 1894. [2], 172 pp., folding chromolithograph map:  Plano del territorio ocupado por la colonia de Belice, anotado por el Lic. Antonio Espinosa año de 1893, neat line to neat line 18.5 x 12 cm.  8vo, original grey printed wrappers, stitched.  Spine moderately chipped, wraps lightly soiled, stitching broken.  Except for light age-toning due to quality of paper, very good.  Ink ownership signature of Juan N. Méndez (1820-1894), soldier and politician who fought against the French (see Dicc. Porrúa).  Official ink stamp of the State of Yucatan on upper wrapper.  Muy raro.

     First edition.  Palau 378181. This is a collection of documents that underlay the July 8, 1893 , treaty between Great Britain and Mexico concerning the long-disputed border between the Mexican state of Yucatan and the British colony of Belize .  The treaty with one modification was approved by both countries in 1897, and forms the present-day boundary between the two countries.  Included are reactions to the treaty from the state legislature of Yucatan, the Sociedad Mexicana de Geografía y Estadistica, and various town councils in Mexico.  ($150-300)

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