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Beinecke MS 1205
Spain, 1415 August 14.
Gonzales de Vega, Gonzalo, [Record of a land dispute in Avila].
In Castilian Spanish.
94 l. : parchment ; 265 x 175 mm.
This material is open for research.
Manuscript, on parchment, in a single professional hand, containing the scribal copy
of a judicial inquiry, recorded by Gonzalo Gonzales de Vega, public notary and scribe
to King Fernando of Aragon and Sicily. The lawsuits originated in a conflict between
Gil Gomes and the city of Avila with the neighboring villages over boundary lines,
pasture land, stone-pine forests, and mountain estates.
Ex Libris Leonhard Sutter. Purchased from Les Enluminures on the Henry Fletcher Fund,
Explicit signed and dated by Gonzales de Vega, 14 August 1415.
Layout: single columns of 29-32 lines.
Script: cursive chancellery script.
Decoration: public notary's initials at the bottom of every folio. Some pen flourishing
and decorated initials at the start of Latin texts; five two-line initials in red
ink with purple penwork; two four-line initials in gold leaf with elaborate purple
Binding: contemporary full green sheepskin over pasteboards; remains of ties.
Written on upper board: 1372. Notario de Auila.
Gonzalo Gonzales de Vega, Record of a Land Dispute in Avila. General Collection, Beinecke
Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Gonzales de Vega, Gonzalo.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.
Land tenure -- Spain -- Early works to 1800.
Property -- Spain.
Avila (Spain) -- Early works to 1800.
Spain -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Spain -- 15th century.
Notarial documents -- Spain -- 15th century.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.