25 May 2016
CARTA EXECUTORIA of Pedro de Balbuena, issued by Philip II of Spain, in Spanish, illuminated manuscript on vellum, Valladolid, 7 January 1576
A fine example of a carta executoria, confirming, at his request, the status of Hidalguia of Pedro de Balbuena, resident of Miranda del Castañar, exempting him from paying any future tributes to the King and demanding to have returned to him any tributes, endowments or seizures that might have been taken earlier.
(1) PEDRO DE BALBUENA, of Miranda del Castañar. Perhaps the same Pedro de Balbuena who was governor of Argamasilla de Calatrava in the 16th century. (2) MAURICE BURRUS, no 816. Purchased from Lauria in 1936.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND CONDITION:
310 x 220mm. i + 38 + ii leaves, COMPLETE. 36 lines, ruled space: 200 x 122mm. ONE FULL-PAGE MINIATURE depicting Pedro de Balbuena and his family in prayer before the Virgin, above Pedro de Balbuena’s coat of arms, f.1v, and ONE PANEL MINIATURE depicting Philip II, measuring 90 x 75mm, f.37v, both miniatures with full borders (some marginal darkening and wear). Red velvet, embroidered arms headed 'O.P.Æ.'
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