Guide To Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library

HM 37542

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Spain, 1611 (?)
ff. 1-10: Relacion sacada de los papeles del comercio y trato de las yndias Con los Reynos de espania y de unas probincias de ellas a otras—Relator El doctor salçedo, Ano de 602 se despacho cedula de su magestad…lo demas adbirtiendo muy particularmente de lo que en ella se contiene. [f. 10v, blank]
Excerpts of documents written from 1602 to 1611 regarding shipping between Spain and the New World.
Paper (watermark generally as Croix Latine, Briquet 5704, Perpignan 1595, but here with the initials B.F.), ff. 10; 290 × 205 (275 × 155) mm. 5 bifolia of which the first and the last appear to function as folded sheets while the middle 3 bifolia are placed inside one another to make a gathering of 6 leaves. 38-39 long lines, unruled, and set to the far right of the page, leaving no margin on that side. Written in a cursive script. 2 sets of contemporary or slightly later foliation on ff. 3-10 as 742-749 (cancelled) and 279-286; the contemporary foliation on ff. 1-2 has been cropped, and may read 740-741, 277-278 or (if these leaves belong at the end) 750-751, 279-280 (?). Formerly bound with HM 177, vol. 2; separated in 1975. Written in Spain after 1611, the last date mentioned in the text. On f. 1, upper left corner, “39” in ink, possibly indicating its number in a series of Spanish documents; in center of upper margin, “33,” in pencil. See description of HM 177 for provenance.
C. M. Briquet, Les Filigranes: dictionnaire historique des marques du papier…1282 jusqu’à 1600, facs. of the 1907 edition with supplementary material, ed. A. Stevenson (Amsterdam 1968)

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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