Carta ex[ecutori]a de hidalguia a pedimiento [manuscript] : de Martin Gomez y Pedro Gomez, hijos de Diego Gomez, vezinos de la villa de Valaderey.

Spain. Sovereign (1556-1598 : Philip II)
Granada, 1583-1604.
54 leaves : parchment, col. ill., coats of arms ; 302 x 207 (220 x 126) mm. bound to 316 x 212 mm.

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Gomez, Diego.
Gomez, Julian.
Gomez, Martin.
Gómez, Pedro (undifferentiated).
Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Specimens.
Law -- Spain -- 16th century.
Nobility -- Spain -- Early works to 1800.
Inquisition -- Spain -- Toledo.
Spain -- History -- Philip II, 1556-1598.
Letters patent.
Notarial documents.
Manuscripts, Spanish -- 16th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Carta executoria, concerning the Villa de Valaderrey and the nobility of Diego Gomez, his brother Julian (or Juan) and his sons Martin and Pedro. The document is dated 1 Aug. 1583, although it refers to earlier events in 1576 (f. 4r), and is followed by later additions from September 1583 (concluding with notarial signet, f. 53v) and August 1604, with the last one issued by "los ynquisidores contra la Heretica, Pravedad, y Apostassia en la ciudad y reino de Toledo" (f. 54v and lower pastedown). An illustration possibly of St. Martin of Tours and the focus of the later texts on Martin Gomez suggests he was the owner of this volume.
Ms. codex.
Title from colophon (f. 53r).
Notes inside upper cover: "Esegutoria de Juan Burgueño, Puebla Vecino de la Vil." Below that inscription is another reading "Esegutoria de Julian Burgueño, Puebla Vecino de la Vil"; the rest is worn and difficult to read. Description taken from Zacour-Hirsch.
Foliation: Parchment, 54; [ii, 1], 2-52, older foliation in ink; [1-54], modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. References in this record are to modern foliation.
Layout: Written in 34 lines; ruled in red ink.
Script: Main text written in a humanistic script by a single hand, with later additions in cursive and italic scripts by multiple other hands.
Decoration: Two-page painted illustration of Crucifixion with Gomez family kneeling in prayer (f. 1v-2r); full-page illuminated coat of arms (f. 2v); full-page illustration of rider in landscape receiving vision of Christ (Villa de Valaderrey? St. Martin of Tours?) (f. 3r); borders decorated with painted flowers, leaves, birds, butterflies, and snails; several uncolored ink drawings and embellishments (for example, f. 38v, 39r, 48v, 49r); 9-line painted initials throughout, some with ornamentation in black ink.
Binding: Contemporary blind-stamped leather over wooden boards; remnants of two metal clasps. Cover damaged, especially at spine. Stains. Some damage that might be due to water or mildew. Illustrations on f. 1-3 are badly worn and damaged.
Origin: Written in Granada in 1583 (colophon, f. 53r), with a few later additions.
Cited in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 : Supplement B. The Library Chronicle 45 (1981), p. 22 (Ms. Spanish 57). [A second manuscript was later given the number Ms. Spanish 57 by mistake; it is now UPenn Ms. Codex 172.]
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 168
Burgueño, Juan, former owner.
Burgueño, Julian, former owner.