Theologia Indorum : manuscript, [1759].

Vico, Domingo de, 1485-1555 [Browse]
Manuscript, Book
Mayan languages
1 v. (140 leaves) : paper ; 22 x 16 cm.


Former owner
Getty AAT genre
Contained in
Robert Garrett collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s.
Linking notes
Forms part of the Robert Garrett Collection (C0744).
Summary note
Brief Christian lessons drawn from the lives of the saints and the New Testament, with explanations of Christian concepts (virtue, prudence, etc.). Foliated with same folio numbers on recto and verso.
  • Scribe: Written by Thomas Ossorio at San Sebastian, Lemoa [Guatemala] in a month and four days, ending Mar. 1, 1759.
  • Decoration: 2 pen-and-ink drawings, including Cross with Virgin and St. John (fol. 1 v), and Virgin and Child (fol. 113v). Also includes smaller pen-and-ink sketches of heads of angels (fols. 27r, 127v, 128r).
Binding note
Parchment wrapper stiffened with paper pasteboard, some of which is extant, with unidentified text (17th c.?) in a Mesoamerican language, probably K'iche'.
Language note
Text in K'iche' and Latin.
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.
Cite as
Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 177, 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 San Sebastian.
Other title(s)
  • Ms. C
  • Teologia Indorum
Robert Garrett Collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s
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