Carta ejecutoria de hidalguía.

Record ID: 
77228
Accession number: 
MS M.321
Title: 
Carta ejecutoria de hidalguía.
Created: 
Spain, perhaps Granada, 1589.
Binding: 
16th- or 17th-century white and blue silk over paper boards; originally with ties of rose silk.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1907.
Description: 
96 leaves (1 column, 34 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 310 x 210 mm
Provenance: 
Pedro Perez de la Helguera; signatures of what may be previous owners on fol. 3r: A. de Quenca...L; ...r Diego de Torres; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Ludovic Badin in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. letters patent of nobility for Pedro Perez de la Helguera; written and illuminated in Spain, perhaps in Granada, in 1589 (dated July 15, 1589 on fol. 92).
On fol. 3r a sum in maravedis is written out; it has been speculated that this may have been the price of the manuscript at some time during its existence--Cf. files.
Scribe: Blas Varela.
Decoration: 3 full-page miniatures, 1 historiated initial.
Textiles: binding of blue and white silk over boards.

Script: 
rounded textura
Language: 
Spanish
Century: 
Classification: