TYPE: Book
DIMENSIONS: 30 cm.
COMPONENTS: 24 pages. Full-page painting. Vellum binding; title on front cover. 3 signatures (1p., 12p.), (3p.). 
CONDITION: First page with some losses, page 12 with significant loss. Some soiling and with small loss in the inferior right section of the back cover. Painting with loss in the upper and lower left tips. Worms tracks in the interior margin, not affecting content. Small worm hole in the lower section.   Light soiling in some pages, in general clean. Good condition.
NOTES: Unusual.
Foreign Language Inscription: “…Decimos que nosotros, en nombre de los demás naturales Yndios tenemos fundada una Cofradia que la de nuestra señora del transito suso dicha, para mover los animos de nuestros compañeros a mayor devoción…”
Inscription Translation: We say that, in name of the other natural Indians, we have founded a Cofradia for our lady of the Transit, with the purpose to incite devotion in our fellows…
ITEM ID: 2984

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Native Peoples “Cofradia” Book with Painting

DATE
Decade: 1630s
Century: 17th (1601-1700)
Notes: 1621-1642

Native Peoples “Cofradia” Constitution Book, formed by a Descendent of Emperor Moctezuma: “Libro de la Cofradia de Nuestra Señora Santa del Transito” San Sebastian de Atzcoalco, México.With 2 signatures of Diego Luis de Moctezuma, descendant of the Aztec Emperor Moctezuma (1p., 12p.), founding member of the Cofradia (3p.). XVII century Cofradia founded entirely by the indigenous people of the area:“…Decimos que nosotros, en nombre de los demás naturales Yndios tenemos fundada una Cofradia que la de nuestra señora del transito suso dicha, para mover los animos de nuestros compañeros a mayor devoción…”(We say that, in name of the other natural Indians, we have founded a Cofradia for our lady of the Transit, with the purpose to incite devotion in our fellows…)Diego Luis de Moctezuma II (Count of Moctezuma), grandson of Diego Luis de Moctezuma Ilhuitltemoctzin, who was sent by his father Pedro Moctezuma to the Court Court and Kingdom of Castile. There, Diego Luis de Moctezuma Ilhuitltemoctzin defended before the King of Spain and the Council of The Indies his interests as legitimate inheritor of Moctezuma Xocoyotzin. Diego Luis de Moctezuma   was the second official Count of Moctezuma:Counts of Moctezuma and Counts of Moctezuma de Tultengo