Indulgentia 1497. For the benefit of the confraternity of St. James of Compostella.

Accession number: 
PML 18413
Losa, Alphonsus de, Commissary, active 1497.
[Antwerp] : [Thierry Martens], [approximately 1497]
[1] leaf : illustration (woodcut) ; 20.5 cm (Broadside)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1908.

Title and imprint from ISTC.
Printed in Martens types 2:72G and 3:145G.
Paper format: Chancery folio half-sheet.
Proctor (followed by GW(Einbl) confused this setting with Camp-Kron 141b.
An indulgence printed at Antwerp, issued to persons entering the Confraternity founded with a view to obtaining funds for the rebuilding of the destroyed Hospital of St. James of Compostela in Galicia. This was signed and sealed by the Apostolic notary, Alphonsus de Losa, see his autograph signature and traces of the seal.
Text: IN dei nomine Amen. Noverint universi xpristi fideles qualiter ad perpetua[m] rei memoria[m] Sanctissimus dominus noster felicis recordtio[n]is [sic] ... line 20 ... Et signate ab alfonso de losa. Notario apostolico deputato. Anno domini M.CCCC.XLVII. Line 21, Forma absolutionis ... line 25. In mortis articulo ...
1 woodcut: circular seal of St. James.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 20 x 28 cm.

Not bound, mounted on modern paper support.

Hand decoration: Rubrication not required. Annotations: Indulgence not filled out, but with autograph of Losa authorizing the indulgence in preparation for sale. Red wax seal in bottom margin scraped away. Signed: "Joh[ann]es iii Collectario." Left margin with fold and evidence of being sewn into a book.

Unidentified shelf mark: K.3..9 and crossed-through duplicate inscriptions (recto and verso); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased from J. Pearson & Co., Sept. 1908.