Explicacion de la doctrina christiana en lengua quecchi : manuscript, [1798].

Manuscript, Book
  • Mayan languages
  • Spanish
1 v. (98 leaves) : paper ; 31 x 22 cm.


Former owner
Rare books genre
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
A catechism divided into five chapters, containing explanations of various aspects of faith and Christian doctrine, including the history of the Nicene Creed, the mysteries of the Holy Spirit, the creation of the angels, etc. (fols. 1r-22v). Translated into Spanish from K'eq'chi by Don Tomas Riveiro, as indicated by the inscription "Traduccion del español al quecchi por Don Tomas Riveiro Coban-República de Guatemala," on preliminary leaf. Also includes a sermon on fols. 23r-39v entitled "Sermon para el dia de San Juan Bautista, predicado el Año de 1798." The manuscript is undated. Foliation is written on both sides of the page and there are blank leaves in the middle and end, which are not foliated.
Caption title.
Binding note
Leather wrapper with ties.
Language note
K'eq'chi and Spanish in parallel columns.
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. 245, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Place name(s)
Robert Garrett Collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s
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