Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Anastasio Bustamante Presidential Broadside. Double elephant folio broadside, 17" x 26", in Spanish, September 10, 1841, reading in large print as the heading, "El Presidente De La Republica, A Sus Conciudadanos," and signed in print by Anastasio Bustamante. Mexico: Imprenta del Aguila. Broadside has light off-setting at bottom, with a few minor chips and a single separation about one inch long at a fold. Evenly toned.

    In part: "Mexicanos: The political crisis that the military rebellions in Guadalajara and in this capital; the crisis that has spread to all areas, and the painful anxiety in has brought to our the villages and our citizens has obliged me to make this decree again." Bustamante goes on to explain that the nation suffers grave problems and is not prospering, and that reforms in all administration and institutions are necessary. All those that complain most are the ones who rebel and cause greater chaos. He explains that the nation must be reorganized; the good people desire this, and he will support these changes. He states: "I still have hope that the military who are removed from obedience to the government will hear the voice of reason, country and humane contemplating the picture they have begun to form and the disaster that a civil war will bring." He then offers amnesty to all those willing to return to the service of the government. Bustamante would be deposed by Santa Anna twelve days after issuing this decree. In 1822 during his service as General of the Eastern Provinces, including Texas, Bustamante recommended that Stephen F. Austin be allowed to colonize the San Antonio area.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2015
    14th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 595

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 8 days left to consign to the 2020 March 29 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,016,674