• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 183

    [PERU, ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT], Notarized transcriptions of documents relevant to the family of Juan de Thena, opening with the petition he made 12 June 1688 before Don Rodrigo de Mendoza Ladron de Guevara, Alcalde ordinario (municipal magistrate) of Cuidad De Los Reyes (Lima), Peru, asking for reaffirmation for himself and his family of the confirmation of legitimacy of descent and noble status granted to his antecedent, Alonso de Thena in the royal Chancery of Granada, 30 December 1515, followed by supporting documentation and ending with the records of the baptism of his relatives from 10 January 1637 to 20 April 1672 in the parish church of Our Lady of the Assumption in the city of Villanueva de la Serena (Extramadura, Spain), in Spanish, ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER

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    [PERU, ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT], Notarized transcriptions of documents relevant to the family of Juan de Thena, opening with the petition he made 12 June 1688 before Don Rodrigo de Mendoza Ladron de Guevara, Alcalde ordinario (municipal magistrate) of Cuidad De Los Reyes (Lima), Peru, asking for reaffirmation for himself and his family of the confirmation of legitimacy of descent and noble status granted to his antecedent, Alonso de Thena in the royal Chancery of Granada, 30 December 1515, followed by supporting documentation and ending with the records of the baptism of his relatives from 10 January 1637 to 20 April 1672 in the parish church of Our Lady of the Assumption in the city of Villanueva de la Serena (Extramadura, Spain), in Spanish, ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER

    Peru, Lima, 26 July 1688

    12 x 8 inches. 68 leaves including one of vellum and three blanks, 14 interleaves of silk; written in a cursive hand with more than thirty colored pen and ink drawings or headpieces, some with gold, by Alonzo de la Torre 'escrivano del Rei ... y su Notario Publico de las Yndias, most featuring animals and birds including an armadillo and a turkey cock, but also the Virgin and Child, a Franciscan friar (?a self-portrait of de la Torre) and a mounted standard bearer, the vellum leaf with the fully painted arms of the de Thena, signed and with stamped seals (leaves at front detached, tears, spotting, some ink erosion and worming). Contemporary paneled citron morocco elaborately stamped in gilt (defective and lacking with upper cover detached and text block split).


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