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Aliaga, Jerónimo de
Probanzas de los servicios quel Capitan Girónimo de Aliaga [Peru]
c.1533-1647. [Peru mostly]. Folio, (319 x 216mm). 312 leaves of manuscript documents in various hands, foliated in manuscript beginning with f. 285, with remains of two wax seals (closed tear to first few leaves, edges worn, light dampstaining, ink-burn affecting some leaves). Modern half calf with the original vellum cover bound in (wear to edges).- A unique collection of papers providing an unpublished and otherwise unknown perspective of the earlier years of the conquest of Peru, relating to the Spanish conquistador, Jerónimo de Aliaga (b. 1508), who arrived in Peru in 1529 to join Francisco Pizarro’s band of conquistadores. Aliaga was present throughout the most climactic years of the Spanish conquest and settlement of Peru and at the centre of some of its most notable events including the campaign into Cajamarca where the Inca Atahualpa was captured and murdered, the taking of the Inca capital of Cuzco in 1533 and the foundation in 1535 of Peru’s capital, Lima, at the time called the Ciudad de los Reyes. In Lima, Aliaga’s services were rewarded with anencomiendawhere he built an estate, the Casa de Aliaga, which today continues in the hands of the Aliaga family and is the oldest colonial mansion still existent in Lima. Aliaga also participated in the suppression of the indiginous opposition to the Spanish conquest led by Manco Inca, in the battles between the Pizarros and the Almagristas on the Pizarro side and in the imposition of the Spanish crown’s authority following the opposition of several conquistadors, led by Gonzalo Pizarro, to the int … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]

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