Lot 257: 16th-Century Peru

RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:51:50

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Lot 257: Four untranslated manuscript documents in Spanish on adjoining sheets, totaling six pages, 8.5 x 12.25, December 7–14, 1553. All are from Arequipa, Peru, an important commercial center established by Francisco Pizarro just thirteen years earlier in 1540. First is signed "Francisco Fajardo," giving power to his brothers to act in his name to charge debtors and receive payments in slaves, gold, silver, jewels, cattle, or goods, also granting them power to sell slaves; second is signed "F. de Ledesma," giving power to Domingo de Aspitia and Juan Caballero to charge Alonso Hernandez 650 pesos due on a loan; third is signed "P/ de Herrera," giving power to Francisco Fajardo to charge in his name Martin de Espinoza 170 pesos due on a loan; and the last signed "P. de Herrera," giving power to Francisco Roman to charge Diego Gill and his estate 120 pesos for purchase of goods from Spain. In overall very good condition, with moderate dampstaining and some paper loss to edges. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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