Lot 147
  • 147

PHILIP II, CARTA EXECUTORIA FOR GONZALO RODRIGUES LOBO AND HEIRS, GRANADA, 1569, PLATERESQUE BINDING

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  • Carta executoria de nobleza for the brothers Gonzalo Rodrigues and Francisco Lobo of Jerez de la Caballeros and their heirs. Granada, 21 March 1569
folio (c. 310 x 208mm.), ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [1 (blank)], 28, [3 (with later additions)] leaves, sewn in a single quire, thick coloured thread in the central fold (probably to hold a seal, now lacking), first double-page opening illuminated, on the left-hand side the lettering "Don Philipe" with portraits of saints and the king and some kneeling courtiers (courtiers slightly defaced), on the right "Por la gracia de Dios" with a knight on horseback defeating the Moors and a large armorial, numerous gold initials on coloured grounds, on fol. 20 portraits of saints and a group of nobles (one carrying a musket), on fol. 28 an inhabited gold initial with a nobleman in fine clothing, signed at the end by Torres and Salgado on behalf of the king, contemporary Granadan binding of dark brown goatskin with gilt plateresque decoration, including stamps of lions, deer, birds and shells, roll-tooled borders with military motifs, boards comprised of early printed leaves pasted together (and now come apart), probably printed by Cromberger of Seville, occasional rubbing of illumination, pastedowns lifted and binder's waste now partly pulled apart, spine defective at head and crudely repaired at foot, lacking 4 pairs of blue silk ties
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