Cartas de Relacion de la conquista de la Nueva Espana

Cartas de Relacion de la conquista de la Nueva Espana

Spain or Central America — 1519–1527

Unique sources on the brutal conquest of South America: first-hand reports from the Conquistadores Hernán Cortés and Francisco Pizarro

  1. A collected volume of firsthand accounts, known as relaciónes, from various prominent Conquistadores

  2. The famous names contained in the manuscript include Hernán Cortés, Pedro Alvarado, and Francisco Pizarro

  3. These are some of the most immediate and unique sources concerning the brutal period of conquest

Cartas de Relacion de la conquista de la Nueva Espana

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Description
Cartas de Relacion de la conquista de la Nueva Espana

The Cartas de Relacion de la conquista de la Nueva Espana is a collected volume featuring the so-called relaciónes of some of Conquistadores and other important figures of early Spanish colonialism, as well as some important official documents. As such, it is a source of incomparable value for understanding this tumultuous period of history.

Cartas de Relacion de la conquista de la Nueva Espana

This handsome volume of the Cartas de Relacion de la conquista de la Nueva Espana provides a facsimile reproduction of Codex Vindobonensis S. N. 1600, which contains the five so-called relaciónes of Hernán Cortés, two relaciónes by Pedro Alvarado, the relación of Diego de Godoy, the relación of the journey of Francisco Pizarro and Diego Almagro, the message carried by Antonio Giral to Alvaro de Saavedra Ceron, and the patent authorizing the original twelve Franciscan friars to come to Mexico. These firsthand accounts makes this collected volume an incomparable resource on the period of conquest that created the Spanish Empire in the New World. The photographic reproduction is preceded by an introduction and bibliography (in English) by Charles Gibson, and by a description of the manuscript by Dr. Franz Unterkircher.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Letters of Relation
Size / Format
706 pages / 37.0 × 27.0 cm
Origin
Spain
Date
1519–1527
Language
Script
Cursive
Content
So-called relaciónes and other documents on the conquest of the New World
Artist / School
Previous Owners
Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico (1832-67)
Dr. Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch (1837-1905)
Manual Orozco y Berra (1816-81)
Alfredo Chavero (1841-1906)
Don Gilberto Crespo y Martinez (1853-1917)
Joseph Mayer

Available facsimile editions:
Cartas de Relacion de la conquista de la Nueva Espana – Cod. Vindob. S. N. 1600 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA) – Graz, 1960
Facsimile Editions

#1 Cartas de Relacion de la conquista de la Nueva Espana

Binding: Half leather
Commentary: 1 volume by Josef Stummvoll, Charles Gibson, and Franz Unterkircher
Languages: English, German

Introduction by J. Stummvoll, Vienna. Commentary by C. Gibson, Iowa, codicological description by F. Unterkircher, Vienna.
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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