Historia Antigua Y Moderna De Jalapa Y De Las Revoluciones Del Estado De Veracruz

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Author: Rivera Cambas, Manuel (1840-1917)

Year: 1869-1871

Publisher: Imprenta de I Cumplido

Place: Mexico City


5 volumes. 554+13 content+[1 errata] pages with plates (one in color); 631+14 content+[1 errata] pages with plates; 958+19 content+[1 errata] pages with maps (one folding) and plates; 36+11 content+[1 errata] pages with map and plates; 516+8 content+[1 errata] pages with plates and plan. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6 1.4") bound in quarter green leather with four raised spine bands with gilt lettering to spine over blue boards. First edition.

When the Spanish invaded, Xalapa (Jalapa) was barely populated. The population rose after the conquest and colonial settlement. From 1720 on Xalapa became increasingly important. Since the beginning of the 19th century, Xalapa has been the scene of some important historical events. It supported independence from Spain. In the 1820s Xalapa and the surrounding area revolted when Vicente Guerrero replaced General Anastasio Bustamante. In 1830 by decree, Xalapa was named a city. In 1847 in the Mexican–American War Santa Anna attempted to defeat the opposing forces near Xalapa in the Battle of Cerro Gordo. He led an army of more than 12,000 soldiers. Mexican troops suffered many casualties; around a thousand were killed and three thousand wounded on 18 April 1847. The US invaders occupied the city the following day. In November 1862 Xalapa was attacked in the French invasion; foreigners temporarily took control of the state capital. On 27 November 1867 the corpse of emperor Maximilian I of Mexico, who had been executed in Querétaro, arrived and was held in San José, attended by the priest José María y Daza, then transferred to Veracruz the following day. The remains were shipped back to Austria for burial.


Leather scuffed and rubbed with some fraying at spine ends, corners bumped and rubbed boards rubbed else a good set, internally very good with a few stains. Additional cost for shipping five volumes.

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