Collection of different works primarily from 16th- through 18th-century Spain. The majority of the contents consist of royal correspondence including letters from Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, to his son Philip II; correspondence, possibly from Ferdinand V, referred to as Ferdinand the Catholic, concerning Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, referred to as El Gran Capitán; a letter from Ferdinand the Catholic, King of Aragon, to his cousin Juan II, count of Ribagorza and viceroy of Naples (including comments by Luperico Leonardo de Argensola, historiographer of Aragon); correspondence between Philip IV, King of France and Pope Boniface VIII; a pledge of military alliance from King Frances I of France to Süleyman I, Sultan of the Turks; a letter from Philip II, King of Spain, to Pope Pius V, conerning the imprisonment of his son Prince Carlos of Asturias; a letter from Bartolomé Carranza, Archbishop of Toledo, to King Philip II; a letter from Cardinal Antonio Zapata Cisneros, bishop of Cadiz, to King Philip III; and a communication of the Royal Council of Castile given to King Philip III. Other works include an account of events in the life of Ferdinand the Catholic; an excerpt from a maritime encyclopedia; and an article of the Royal Decree of 1740. Printed materials (f. 111r-236v) follow the manuscripts and include a pamphlet on the valuation of silver; a list of individuals receiving a public pardon in 1592; and a printed three-part eulogy of Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain and Portugal, who died in 1611.
Spain; Spain; Spain; Spain; Spain
Ferdinand and Isabella, 1479-1516.; Charles I, 1516-1556.; Philip II, 1556-1598.; Philip III, 1598-1621.
236 leaves : paper; 199-213 x 143-157 mm. bound to 208 x 160 mm.