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[Court record of proceedings in a lawsuit against Isabel Garcia]

Early works to 1800; Charles I, 1516-1556; Philip II, 1556-1598
Court record of proceedings in a lawsuit instituted 8 July 1549, by royal authorities of Villa de la Cumbre (Prov. of Extremadura) against Isabel Garcia, widow of Juan de la Amarilla, and her sons, charged with evasion of royal and municipal taxes by claiming nobility to which they were not entitled. They received a condemnatory verdict on 16 July 1550. Isabel's descendants reopened the case on 14 December 1585, presenting witnesses to attest to their noble ancestry and purity of blood. A lengthy part of the manuscript is given over to the depositions of these witnesses. The case was closed by the Audiencia of Granada ordering restitution of all property that might have been confiscated, 27 June 1590.
Spanish; Castilian
Sold by M. L. Brown Books (Oakland, CA), 1968.
García, Isabel; Law -- Spain; Law; Taxation; Nobility; Nobility -- Spain -- Early works to 1800; Taxation -- Spain -- Early works to 1800; History
Resource Type:
Codices; Civil court records; Illuminations; Manuscripts, Spanish; Manuscripts, Renaissance
Physical Description:
76 leaves : parchment, color illustrations; 302 x 206 (240 x 129) mm bound to 306 x 210 mm
Geographic Subject:
Spain; Spain -- History -- Charles I, 1516-1556; Spain -- History -- Philip II, 1556-1598
Ms. codex.; Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).; Foliation: Parchment, i + 74; [1-71], 72-74; near contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.; Layout: Written in 34 long lines; ruled in blue ink.; Script: Written in a humanistic book script by what appears to be a single hand, with the last ten lines of the court record proper interpolated, written in a different hand (f. 72v). Later notes in a less formal cursive script (f. 72v-74r).; Decoration: Full page illumination of the name and title of Philip II (f. 2v); illuminated initials throughout, mainly in red, blue, gold and white (for example, f. 3r); calligraphic initials with strapwork ornamentation throughout (for example, f. 4r); notarial signets at the end (for example, f. 73r, 74r).; Binding: Contemporary blind-stamped calf, rebacked. Binding badly deteriorated; boards splitting; spine pulling apart; upper cover completely detached.; Origin: Written in Granada in 1590 (f. 72v).; Negative photostat of a description of the manuscript from M. L. Brown Books in Oakland, CA is on file in the library.; Spanish.
Physical Location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Manuscripts, Oversize Ms. Codex 167