CRONICA DE MECHOACAN

MS 1072
MS Short Title CRONICA DE MECHOACAN
Text PABLO BEAUMONT: CRONICA DE MECHOACAN
Description MS in Spanish on paper, Mexico City, ca. 1820-1830, 4 vols., 1653 ff. (complete), 32x22 cm, single column, (25x15 cm), 23 lines in cursive script by 2 scribes, a pen drawing of a plan, a 2-page pen drawing with coloured wash.
Binding Cheltenham, England, ca. 1850, Middle Hill boards, sewn on 4 cords.
Context Copied from the original in the Archivo de la Nacion, Mexico City, mss 17-19, at the request of Lord Kingsborough who was in the process of compiling his Antiquities of Mexico.
Provenance 1. Edward King, Viscount Kingsborough (ca. 1820-1830); 2. Thomas Rodd (1842); 3. Sir Thomas Phillipps, Cheltenham, Ph 11692-11694, (1842-1872); 4. Katharine, John, Thomas & Alan Fenwick, Cheltenham, (1872-1946); 5. Sotheby's 24.6.1919:345; 6. H.P. Kraus, New York.
Commentary A fascinating chronicle of the early years of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, written in 1792 by Pablo Beaumont, professor of anatomy and surgery at the Royal Hospital of Mexico.
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Place of origin Mexico City
Dates ca 1820 - 1830 AD

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