Title of the Tamub : manuscript, [1812 Sept. 2].

Torres, Juan de, 1547-1599 [Browse]
Manuscript, Book
Mayan languages
1 v. (9 leaves) : paper ; 31 x 22 cm.


Former owner
Getty AAT genre
Contained in
Robert Garrett collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s.
[1812 Sept. 2].
Linking notes
Forms part of the Robert Garrett Collection (C0744).
Summary note
Ms. copy, written in an unidentified hand, probably at Totonicapán, Guatemala. The original manuscript was written by Juan de Torres, head of sub-lineage of the Tam, dated Oct. 12, 1580. Concerns the history of the Tam lineage of the Quiche from the first ancestors to the 15th century, and lists the genealogy relevant to land claims and the boundaries of those claims. This is one of the four fullest lineage histories surviving from the 16th century Quiche, and although a late copy, it is the earliest known text.
"Hispaniarum Rex. Carolus IV, D.G.," "Selloquarto, un quartillo, anos de mil ochocientos ties y ochocientos ties y ochocientos once," "Valga por el rey nado del S.D. Fernando VII," and "a 1811 y 1812"--Stamps, p. 1.
Binding note
Sewn with red thread; in cloth case.
Language note
Text in K'iche'.
Previously owned by William Gates; sold to Robert Garrett (purchased from William Gates in 1930); deposited by Garrett at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton in 1942; removed from the Institute in 1949, at Garrett's request, and donated to the Princeton University Library.
Source acquisition
Gift; Robert Garrett; 1949.
Publications about
Crónicas indígenas de Guatemala / Adrián Recinos. Guatemala : Editorial Universitaria, 1957.
Cite as
Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 102, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
Place name(s)
Guatemala Totonicapán.
Title supplied by Gates
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Robert Garrett Collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s
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