[Court petitions].

Record ID: 
182444
Accession number: 
MS W.38
Title: 
[Court petitions].
Created: 
1579.
Credit: 
Bequest; Julia Parker Wightman; 1994.
Description: 
72 leaves (1 column, 21 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 301 x 200 mm.
Provenance: 
L'Art Ancien, S.A., Zurich (Bulletin #7, November 1922, no. 1531, repr., according to note in manurscript); Harry A. Levinson, Beverly Hills, CA; purchased by Julia Parker Wightman from Levinson in 1942; JPW 4276; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. court petitions, written and decorated in Seville, Spain, July 1, 1579 - Feb. 9, 1580.
Decoration: 1 illuminated title in gold and colors.
Petitions are addressed to a court presided over by the judges Arriega de Leon and Alonso Lara de Buiça.
Scribe and notary: Bartolome de Vergara.
Binding: 16th-century Spanish brown morocco over boards, elaborately gold tooled with geometric patterns on a semis of florets and with center fan design enclosing a small Greek female head; remains of 2 hinges; gilt and gauffered edges, in tan cloth-covered leather-edged slipcase by JPW.

Script: 
Spanish redondillo.
Language: 
In Spanish;
Century: 
Classification: