• Kitab qurrat al

    Ms. Arabic. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. DLC Paper: yellowed cream with no visible watermarks, in moderate condition but stiff and difficult to turn. Black ink on title page, black and brown ink in text. Title page in a second hand. Fol. 1b-9a contain text, some of which is underlined; the rest of the folia contain tables. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-781. ...

    • Contributor: JaʻBarī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻAbd Al Qādir
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Hernán Cortés power of attorney, 1526.

    Governor of New Spain. Power of attorney (DS) appointing agents to act in his interest in a residencia hearing ordered by King Charles as an investigation into his administration. Written at Tenustitlan (Tenochtitlan), Mexico. Collection open for research. In Spanish. Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak Foundation. DLC Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. 1 1/4 p.; 12 ...

    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Document (legal)

    • Contributor: Vincenzo, Diedo, Patriarch of Venice - Zarlino, Gioseffo [Gioseffe]
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1559-00-00
  • Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2.

    King of Spain. ALS, written in Madrid, to Pedro Moya de Contreras, Archbishop of Mexico. Philip II complains to the Archbishop of Mexico City about his practice of appointing monolingual priests to Indian benefices. Philip had previously ordered the archbishop not to appoint clergy unskilled in Indian tongues. Despite the king's command, the archbishop had still allowed many monolingual priests to hold Indian benefices. ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Trevisan manuscript. Storia delle navig. [i.e. navigazioni] del Colo. [i.e. Colombo, or Colocut].

    Ms. Title from spine of early 19th-century binding. In Venetian dialect of Italian. The codex assembles in one copy made ca. 1503 a number of reports dating from 1501 to ca. 1503, notably: (ff. 1a-30a) Angelo Trevisan's Italian version, accompanied by four covering letters, of Pietro Martire d'Anghiera's reports on the first three voyages of Columbus (published later as De Orbe Novo, decas 1), ...

    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • King Philip II grant of arms, 1566 Nov. 25.

    King of Spain. Illuminated grant of arms (1 p., accompanied by 19 p. of text with endorsements) conferring nobility on Alonso de Mesa and Hernando de Mesa in recognition of their service to the Crown. Signed "Yo el Rey." Illumination is multi-colored/gilt (12 1/4 in. x 8 1/2 in.) depicting Madonna and child, cornucopia, bird, butterfly, flowers, cherubs, and mounted knight in-arms with sword ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Betrachtungen des leidens Christi

    Manuscript on paper. Signatures: [a10, b2(+), c12, d14, e8, f12, g-l8, m10, n8, o10+1, p-q8, r8+1, s-z8, A-D8, E6] Cursive script in several hands. Rubricated. The illus. are mounted and consist of colored drawings and woodcuts (South German, ca. 1450-ca. 1500). Cf. Engelbert Baumeister's Formschnitte des 15. Jahrhunderts in den Sammlungen des fürstlichen Hauses Oettingen-Wallerstein. Strassburg, 1920, Bd. 2, where the woodcuts are described ...

    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • al

    Ms. Arabic. Title from margin of fol. 55b. Paper: yellowed cream; originally split from spine; damage from termites and humidity throughout manuscript; many pages now repaired. Text in black ink, with names of medicines in red; marginal notes on first four leaves. No title page. Library of Congress. Arabic manuscripts, SM-4. DLC Fihris al-makhṭūṭāt al-ʻArabīyah fī maktabat al-Kungris, 9. Manual on pharmaceutics, including composition, ...

    • Contributor: Najīb Al Dīn Al Samarqandī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻAli
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, 1572 July 3

    First governor of Spanish Florida. In the age of piracy on the high seas, sailing instructions were top-secret documents upon which rested the security of the king's fleet and his treasure. Here, Menéndez de Avilés, governor of Florida, gives Don Cristóbal de Eraso complicated and detailed instructions for sailing to Spain on the Buenaventura with his fleet, via the islands of Flores and San ...

    • Contributor: Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • L'Istitutioni Harmoniche

    • Contributor: Senese, Francesco - Zarlino, Gioseffo [Gioseffe]
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1562-00-00
  • Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, 1539 Apr. 14

    Rare rubric signature of Pizarro; signed "El Marques Pizarro." Spanish conquistador. Pedro del Barco petition (on the verso) requests inspections of encomiendas before instituting reforms regarding repartimientos. Pizarro's response, signed in Cuzco, Peru, is counter-signed by Fray Vicente de Valverde, Bishop of Cuzco. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Collection open for research. In Spanish. Provenance: Gift of ...

    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Daw al

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Ms. Arabic. Title from introduction (fol. 1b): Ḍawʼ al-lumaʻ. Transcribed by the author, ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī Ḥamīdī, in 997 H [1588] as a gift to Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Bahwashī al-Shāfiʻī. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. DLC Paper: yellowed cream, with watermarks; leaves repaired near ...

    • Contributor: Ḥamīdī, ʻAbd Al Raḥmān Ibn Aḥmad Ibn ʻAli
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Missale Romanum, 1574

    • Contributor: Kerver, Iacobus (Jacques) (Publisher)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1574-00-00