BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Beinecke MS 419 Mexico, s. XVI-XVIII
Documents (in Sp. and Nahuatl)
Collection of documents concerning sales by the Indians of land near Hidalgo,
Mexico, between 1563 and 1721. Signatures and seals of many Spanish viceroys
and other officials. Most documents are in Spanish, some are in Nahuatl.
Paper, ff. i (paper) + 216, 311 x 213 mm. Written space, lines per page, and
Too fragile for accurate collation.
Written in several scripts, ranging in style from cortesana to
Some water stains and dirt, not affecting text. Loss of text at the outer
edge of a few folios, where paper has crumbled.
Binding: s. xviii [?]. Reddish-brown goatskin wrapper. Notation "216$ [?]"
on upper cover; unidentified and badly rubbed title or inscription on
Written in Mexico, at various times from 1563 to 1721; presumably in the hands
of the governors of Mexico during that period. Sold by Charles Hamilton
Galleries, auction sale 36 (18 Sept. 1969, no. 176). Purchased from C. A.
Stonehill in 1969, from the fund in memory of Robert W. Small, B. A. Yale 1938,
LL. B. Yale 1941.
Barbara A. Shailor