Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 239

Price Realized: $ 2,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(WEST.) Early Mexican printing of the Treaty of Mesilla which authorized the Gadsden Purchase. Letterpress broadside, 24 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches, in parallel Spanish and English, signed in type by Francisco Perez as governor of Puebla, and in the body by James Gadsden and others; conservation along folds, chips and stitch holes in left margin. Puebla, Mexico, 16 August 1854

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By this treaty, the disputed southern portion of Arizona (including Tucson) and a bit of New Mexico were sold by Mexico to the United States. The continental United States thus assumed their final shape.