Auction Date:2012 May 16 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:5 Rt 101A Suite 5, Amherst, New Hampshire, 03031, United States
Mexican general and politician (1794–1876) best known in the US for his role in the Mexican-American War and the slaughter of scores of Americans at the Alamo. Attractive hand-illuminated vellum DS, in Spanish, signed “A. L. de Sta Anna,” one page, 16.75 x 14.25, April 5, 1867. At the top of the document is a hand colored vignette of an eagle holding a snake in its beak, atop a cactus, illustrating the vision of how the Aztecs came to settle in Mexico. Santa Anna appoints his official interpreter. In part (translated): “In view of his intelligence and knowledge of the English, French, German, and Spanish languages, I have seen fit to name Mr. Eduardo Gottlieb my interpreter of such languages, and to that effect sign this at the General Quarter of Hamilton Park, Staten Island, New York.” Intersecting storage folds, one through a single letter of signature, expected light wrinkling, and some mild toning, primarily to edges, otherwise fine condition. An exceptionally attractive example. The Robert Davis Collection.