Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

Spanish 16th Cent Ms

An extract of our prints currently available:
Spanish Legal Manuscript 1582

Spanish legal Ms1582

Spanish illuminated manuscript of a legal document on vellum 1582

Although the language is legalistic, repetitive and convoluted it is the beautiful script highlighted in gold and illuminated with rabbit and birds that makes the vellum fragment of this 1582 Spanish legal manuscript document desirable.

It appears that lawyer called Alvar Pérez de Espinaredo is appealing an earlier court decision against a certain Miguel Gómez de Montoya  (now deceased) on the grounds that the judges failed to show why he, the plaintiff, a man of property and good standing, should have had his case dismissed.

The most interesting part of the document is in the final section in which the lawyer calls on the Judge for justice and an award of costs.  He is presenting the appeal on behalf of Joseph Gómez de Montoya [presumably the eldest son of aforementioned Miguel] and Doña Isabel María de Oquendo, his mother and guardian of Juan and Alonso and Nicolás de Montoya, the surviving children of Miguel Gómez de Montoya, her late husband.

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