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Collection ID: 0001 | Metadata type: TEI | TEI XML | Data

Oversize LJS 19 Carta executoria de hidalguia a pedimiento


Carta executoria de hidalguia a pedimiento


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Oversize LJS 19
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

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University of Pennsylvania




Written in Granada, signed 16 June 1553 (f. 38r).


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.



38 leaves : 334 x 216 (220 x 135) mm. bound to 334 x 230 mm


Parchment, 38; 1³⁸; [1], 2-19, [20-38]; contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, lower left verso.




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).


  • Written in 35 long lines; ruled in drypoint; double vertical and upper horizontal bounding lines in ink.
  • 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.


  • Written in a rounded Gothic script.
  • Provenance

    Subjects topical






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