Tuesday, 14 July 2020

C 1788 Spanish illuminated manuscript heraldic pedigree and arms, bound.

This is a real Spanish beauty.
With a buy it now price of US $3,000.00 (approximately £2,377.65) listed on eBay as a C 1788 Spanish illuminated manuscript heraldic pedigree and arms, bound.


"A very fine original eighteenth century illuminated manuscript  Pedigree and Arms of the Truxillo Family. 

Size: 8.25 x 6.5 inches – 215x135mm). Original red morocco binding with gilt stamping.
60 bound parchment leaves include an ornate full page illuminated armorial coat of arms and equally beautiful full page half title with the seal of King Charles III of Spain  (1701-1788). The pedigree is attested and signed by Don Julian Joseph Brochero, principal “King of Arms” of Spain, at Madrid, 1788.

This fine manuscript book is elegantly scribed in Spanish and elaborately illuminated. Ornate gilt borders with floral motif surround each of the text pages.

In addition to the full page and half page illuminations, there are four armorial shields, ten illuminated initials painted in gold with scenic backgrounds surrounded by red and gold borders and a large foldout   family tree painted in red, green and blue.  

A very attractive and beautifully executed illuminated manuscript in an exceptional state of preservation, as seen in the photos. The illuminations, fine script,  and the meticulous detail of the initial are are visually appealing.  It was illuminated and scribed in Spain in 1788. This is an original, about 230 years old, not a reproduction. It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. "

I have added the remaining images to an album here: 1788 Spanish Manuscript


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