Doctrina Otomì : manuscript, [between 1632 and 1662].

Manuscript, Book
  • Mayan languages
  • Spanish
1 v. (339 leaves) : paper ; 16 x 11 cm.


Former owner
Rare books genre
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[between 1632 and 1662].
Linking notes
Forms part of the Princeton Mesoamerican Collection (C0940).
Summary note
Christian doctrine and sermons, written in Tepotzotlán. Contains references to the Indian idolatry and Mexican medicinal plants, especially the "peyote" drug used by the Mexican "curanderas".
Binding note
Original vellum.
Language note
Texts in Otomí and Spanish.
Written by the scribe Francisco de Aguilar (internal evidence). Possibly once in library of Jesuit seminary at Tepotzotlán, M'ex. Possibly transferred to Jesuit Colegio de San Gregorio, Mexico City. Possibly seen by librarian at Colegio de San Gregorio ca. 1910-17. Possibly removed from same library during Church-State conflict ca. 1926-29. Owned by Dr. Nicolás León (1859-1929) (ex libris on inside cover). León sold parts of his collection in 1896, 1897 and 1914; the rest probably dispersed after his death in 1929. There is a roman numeral "III" written in ink on spine. Later provenance unknown.
Source acquisition
Publications about
For a study of this manuscript, with transcriptions, see David Wright Carr, Manuscritos Otomíes de la Biblioteca Newberry y la Biblioteca de la Universidad de Princeton (2006).
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Princeton Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 1, Manuscripts Division, Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
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