Manuscript/Mixed MaterialKing Philip II grant of arms, 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 and herald.
- Contributor: Philip II - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1566
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Manuscript/Mixed MaterialPhilip II letter, 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. At best, these...
- Contributor: Philip II - Eraso, Antonio De. - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1578