Carta ejecutoria de hidalguia

Accession number: 
MS M.924
Carta ejecutoria de hidalguia
Mexico City, Mexico, 1597.
Mexican dark brown morocco, gold and blind tooled with stylized motifs, including a thistle pattern and a pelican in her piety, remains of 2 pairs of red fabric ties, attributable to the bindery of the printer-publisher Pedro Balli, ca. 1597.
Gift of Henry S. Morgan and the Fellows, 1965.
69 leaves (1 column, 27-29 lines), bound : paper ; 305 x 215 mm
Original letter patent of nobility issued to Antonio de Nava of Larma, Spain, in Valladolid; Antonia Nava and Andrea Estrada; Robert W. Martin, New Rochelle, NY; his sale (New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 12 November 1963, lot 378) to H.P. Kraus (Catalogue 111, 1965, no. 84); gift of Mr. Henry S. Morgan and the Fellows in 1965.

Ms. letters patent of nobility, written in Mexico City, Mexico, 1597.
The original letter patent of nobility was issued to Antonio de Nava of Larma, Spain, in Valladolid, August 14, 1525; a copy of this document and further documents attesting to the nobility of the Nava family appear to have been copied and collected in this manuscript for the occasion of the wedding of Antonia Nava and Andrea Estrada, written and signed by the public scribe Luis de Léon, dated 24 March 1597.
Manuscript was purchased for its binding. Inside front cover pastedown is a fragment of a leaf from a printed Confisionario Mayor en Lengua Mexicana Y Castellano, by Alonso de Molina, printed in Mexico by Petro Balli, 1578.
Watermark on paper, cross in pendant with initials E M, Briquet 5688, recorded in Perpignan in 1596.
Scribe: Luis de Léon.

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