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Arequipa, Peru, 1571
ff. iv, 1-166v: Relación Del descubrimiento y conquista De los Reinos del piru y Del govierno y horden que los naturales tenian y tesoros que En ellos se hallaron y de las demas cosas que en el an çubçedido hasta el Dia De su fecha. [f. 1, Text:] A la sacra catolica rreal magestad. Del rrey Don Phelipe nuestro senor pedro Piçarro su Menor Basallo, Muchos son catolico y clementissimo principe los que an escripto las cosas De estos vuestros rreynos Del Peru…Y asi ba aqui todo lo que ba escripto con toda berdad acabose esta escriptura Año de mil y quinientos y setenta y un años a siete dias del mes de hebrero.
G. Lohmann Villena, ed., Relación del descubrimiento y conquista del Perú, by Pedro Pizarro (Lima 1978) published from this manuscript which is described on pp. xxxvii-xxxviii; see also M. Fernández de Navarrete, Colección de documentos inéditos para la historia de España (Madrid 1844) 5:201-388, an edition of the 32-chapter version published from the manuscript of Martínez del Villar.
Paper (2 types of Homme, similar to Briquet 7586 and to Briquet 7591; on the flyleaves, 2 types of Croix, similar to Briquet 5693 and to Briquet 5678, 5681 and 5698, but flanking the cross are a cursive “N” and a spiral device similar to that in Briquet 5690, 5691 and 5692), ff. iv + 166 (+72 bis) + v; 295 × 210 (240 × 160) mm. Collation including the flyleaves: 18(-2, 3, 8; with no loss of text) 226 3-724 824(-21, plus 2 at end). Catchwords irregularly on recto or verso throughout the quire. Quire signatures in arabic numerals in brown ink in the lower inside corner of the first leaf of each quire, beginning with 1 on quire 2. 26-33 long lines, with vertical bounding lines only, ruled in dry point. Written in a cursive script with some italic characteristics. Seventeenth or eighteenth century foliation in upper right corner. Bound, s. XVI2, in Spanish brown calf, gilt; gauffered and gilt edges; remains of 3 black cloth fore edge ties. Written in Arequipa, Peru, dated 7 February 1571. The front pastedown bears the inscriptions “N<?>miermano” and “No 26”; on the back pastedown a pressmark “A.10” in pencil. On f. v a tipped-in note from Madrid, dated 30 January 1742, stating that the manuscript had been purchased from the lawyer Joseph Antonio de Ruedas with the help of Joseph de Silva. Maggs Catalogue 465 (1925) n. 2634 with reproduction of f. iv on pl. 14. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington in June 1926. Bibliography: De Ricci, 61.
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)
De Ricci
S. De Ricci, with the assistance of W. H. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York 1935-37; index 1940)

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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