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Manuscript Archive of an Ancient and Important Mexico City
Together 2 manuscripts: 1) Archival records of the Archicofradia de la Santa Veracruz; 2) Titulo de una Causa, o volar, tras del Convento de San Juan de Dios a favor de la Parrochia de la esta Vera-Cruz
Mexico City: 1731-1770 (bulk); 1697-1759. Ad 1: Folio. 157 ff. with final blank and several unnumbered leaves plus several leaves and notes loosely inserted, including one dated 1809. Bound in soft calf, blind ruled. Major worming in certain parts (SEE IMAGES), usual age-toning, some dark stains throughout occasionally affecting text; inscriptions on back cover. First document with ornate paper seal dated 1731, 30 ff., some numbering of text. Final leaf transcription: "Estan conformes sus Partidas con los Guariemos, etc." ("Your items are in accordance with the Guariemos, etc."). ¶ Ad 2: Folio. [1], 1-7, [1], 8, [1], 9-11, [1] = total of 15 fols. Stab-stitched, blank leaves at front and back with watermark "Al Masso" (ca. 1826-1842 according to Scott and Sternad Wmk. 26-6. Many small tears and chips along edges, some dark ink stains affecting text (though still quite legible), about half of the text is browned; small chips in paper along fold-lines affecting text, fol. 4 separated along fold. On final integral blank leaf an exceptional watermark: surmounted by a Cross Crosslet Fitchy, three circles, comprising 1) crescent moon 2) monogram "CL" 3) estoile or six-pointed star; below the initial "I" (Type of Heawood 276 = "Madrid, 1749"). Good. Mid-18th century archive of the records of the Archicofradia de la Santa Veracruz in Mexico City, an important religious brotherhood founded in 1523 by Hernan Cortes himself (sic!). Indeed, the church itself had been built by the Confraternity in 1586. The present manuscripts are of great significance: during the years 1759-1776 the chu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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