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LJS 19 - Spain. Sovereign (1516-1556 : Charles I) - [Carta executoria de hidalguia a pedimiento : de Johan Garcia y la Puente de Mora]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 19 - Spain. Sovereign (1516-1556 : Charles I) - [Carta executoria de hidalguia a pedimiento : de Johan Garcia y la Puente de Mora]
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Spain. Sovereign (1516-1556 : Charles I)
Title:
[Carta executoria de hidalguia a pedimiento [manuscript] : de Johan Garcia y la Puente de Mora].
Origin:
Granada, 1553.
Physical description:
38 leaves : parchment ; 334 x 216 (220 x 135) mm. bound to 334 x 230 mm.
Summary:
Carta executoria issued under the name of Charles I of Spain in favor of Johan Garcia y la Puente of Mora, in response to his pleito de hidalguia (litigation to establish noble status), written in Granada and dated 16 June 1553.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collation: Parchment, 38; 1³⁸; [1], 2-19, [20-38]; contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, lower left verso.
Layout: Written in 35 long lines; ruled in drypoint; double vertical and upper horizontal bounding lines in ink.
Script: Written in a rounded Gothic script.
Decoration: Painted miniature of the Annunciation, coat of arms, and full border (f. 1v); painted miniature in lower margin of Saint James vanquishing the Moors and full border with 3 cameos, 2 of which are of Saint Michael and Saint George (f. 2r); decoration of first opening (f. 1v-2r) is probably later than the manuscript, perhaps the first half of the 17th century. 17 illuminated initials, 5-line to 7-line, in shaded blue on yellow and red grounds with red and white tracery; calligraphic flourishes in upper margins; paragraph marks in left margins. Some illuminations worn or flaking.
Binding: Outer bifolium as wrapper (f. 1r and 38v blank), with an inscription in ink on the upper cover, Derechos escrivano mrs[?] registro xii seda s[ello?] y plomo (referring to a lead seal, not present).
Origin: Written in Granada, signed 16 June 1553 (f. 38r).
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 19
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 19
 
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