Title: Carta De Hidalguia. Manuscript Patent of Nobility for Joan de Caspe Clerigo, as well as Joan and Domingo de Caspe in Alfaro, 1618
An early 17th century carta de hidalguia manuscript, or patent of nobility for the Family Caspe, including one Pedro Gonzalez, and his cousins Joan and Domingo de Caspe, all residents of Alfaro, a town and municipality in the province and autonomous community La Rioja, Spain. The patent itself was granted in Valladolid, now capital of Castile and Leon.
This manuscript presents calligraphy of the mid 17th century, written with a very fine hand, all within black borders. The signatures of Pedro Ferrer de Villavicencio, Don Juan De Mendoza, and other officials and notaries are present at the end.
This manuscript has been finely bound in gilt tooled leather, albeit heavily scuffed and worn.
One finely bound manuscript in octavo, 203 pages on parchment
This volume is in good shape, with rubbing, wear, and staining to the binding, scuffing to the front cover, and peeling to the spine, with one piece to the head of the spine holding on by a thread. Some of the leaves have yellowed with age, and there is some foxing and staining throughout.