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Theologia Indorum : manuscript, .
Vico, Domingo de, 1485-1555
1 v. (140 leaves) : paper ; 22 x 16 cm.
Garrett, Robert, 1875-1961
Gates, William, 1863-1940
Getty AAT genre
Robert Garrett collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s.
Forms part of the Robert Garrett Collection (C0744).
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).
Parchment wrapper stiffened with paper pasteboard, some of which is extant, with unidentified text (17th c.?) in a Mesoamerican language, probably K'iche'.
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.
Gift; Robert Garrett; 1949.
Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 177, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Also available in an electronic version.
Guatemala San Sebastian.
Robert Garrett Collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s
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