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  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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, ...

    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Missale Romanum, 1574

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

    • 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, ...

    • Contributor: Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro
    • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    Kitāb qurrat al-ʻayn fī tasyīr al-nayyirayn / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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 ...

    • Contributor: JaʻBarī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻAbd Al Qādir
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1525
  • Catalog Record

    Bartolomé de las Casa statement of opinion, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Dominican priest and champion of the rights of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Statement of opinion (AMs) sent to Emperor Charles V for presentation to the Council of the Indies. Topics ...

    • Contributor: Casas, Bartolomé De Las
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1542
  • Catalog Record

    King Philip II grant of arms, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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 ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1566
  • Catalog Record

    Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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, ...

    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1539
  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: JaʻBarī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻAbd Al Qādir
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    Durrat al-tāj. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Manuscript. Persian and Arabic. Title from folio 1a. Fol. 6a: Ibn Rustam Khān Ṣafī Qulī. Probably written in Iran. Paper: thick, cream colored polished Middle Eastern style, without distinctive chain or laid ...

    • Contributor: Ibn Rustam Khān Ṣafī Quli
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1500
  • Document (legal)

    • Contributor: Vincenzo, Diedo, Patriarch of Venice - Zarlino, Gioseffo [Gioseffe]
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1559-00-00
  • Catalog Record

    [Unnamed Sufi treatise] Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Manuscript. Persian; colophon in Arabic. Title supplied by cataloger. Written by ʻAlī al-Ḥusaynī (calligrapher)--Colophon. Probably written in Herat or Mashhad. Paper; firm cream colored paper inlaid into light cream (folios 1-8) or ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1520
  • 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, ...

    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    Philip II letter, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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 ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1578
  • Catalog Record

    Ḍawʼ al-lumaʻ fī al-ḥisāb Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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, ...

    • Contributor: Ḥamīdī, ʻAbd Al Raḥmān Ibn Aḥmad Ibn ʻAli
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1588
  • Catalog Record

    al-Dustūr / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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 ...

    • Contributor: Najīb Al Dīn Al Samarqandī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻAli
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1514
  • Catalog Record

    Hernán Cortés power of attorney, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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 ...

    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1526
  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Najīb Al Dīn Al Samarqandī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻAli
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material