Paz y Justicia [caption title]

Mexico City: [Antonio Vanegas Arroyo], [1913]. Broadsheet, approximately 16.75 x 11.75 inches. Old folds. One small loss at edge, not affecting printed area, a few small edge tears. Light toning. About very good. Item #4666

Broadsheet published in the wake of the coup d'etat of 1913, in which Felix Diaz overthrew Francisco Madero. Diaz was the nephew of deposed president Porfirio Diaz, who was forced out of office in 1911 and fled the country. The younger Diaz stayed behind, leading an unsuccessful coup in 1912, when he was imprisoned by Madero and faced a commuted death sentence. In 1913, he escaped prison, led a successful coup, and joined forces with Madero's general, Victoriano Huerta. Huerta kept the presidency for himself, however, and sent Diaz to be ambassador to Japan. Diaz spent the remainder of his days either in exile or up in arms against the government. The present broadside, published shortly after Madero's ouster, is composed in a combination of verse and prose, praising Diaz as the "Iris of Peace," restorer of justice, and triumphant military man. It is illustrated with two woodcuts of Diaz. An oddity, celebrating a brief moment of triumph for this Mexican politician and general.

Price: $850.00