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Photo-chromolithographic facsimile of one of the most important pre-Hispanic Mexican manuscripts

PASO Y TRONCOSO, Francisco del and Franz EHRLE. Il manoscritto Messicano Vaticano 3773 riprodotto in fotocromografia ...
Rome, Stabilimento Danesi (financed by Joseph Florimond, Duc de Loubat), 1896. 3 unnumbered parts plus the facsimile, bound as 4 volumes. Oblong large 16mo (12.5 x 15 cm). With an accordion-fold photo-chromolithographed facsimile (96 pages on 49 leaves, with page numbers added for the facsimile in red in square brackets) of the polychrome codex with 104 pictures and a Nahuatl text in Mexican hieroglyphs including calendrical data. With 3 text parts in the original publisher's boards covered with printed paper; the facsimile in accordion-fold with the first and last leaves pasted to thick, rounded walnut(?) boards as a facsimile of the manuscript's pre-Hispanic Mexican wooden boards. It is kept in a book-shaped wooden box partly covered with gold-tooled dark brown calf, with a crowned rampant lion (the Duc de Loubat's bearing) on the front. Full description
€ 4,750
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King Philip II mortgages then sells his lands
of Voorburg and Voorschoten near The Hague
to help fund his wars

PHILIP II, King of Spain. [Mortgage agreement, granting Jan Hanneman, Steward General of North Holland, the rights to the tithes of the King's lands of Voorburg and Voorschoten].
The Hague and Brussels, 1557 (with additions to 1565). Folio (36 x 25.5 cm). Manuscript mortgage agreement, signed by King Philip's representatives, written in brown ink on parchment in a nearly upright cursive gothic hand. With a typescript transcription of the main text and an interlinear translation in Spanish. Full description
€ 6,500
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