Títulos y sucesiones de la casa llamada de Santa Inés, situada a la entrada de la ciudad de Tlalpan, (Records of Casa Santa Inés in Tlalpan)
Place: Mexico City
Manuscript leaves numbered 38 through 255, plus 2 leaves of introduction. Folio (12 1/2" x 8 1/2") bound in later quarter calf over green marbled boards.
The first page is captioned "Títulos y sucesiones de la casa llamada de Santa Inés, situada a la entrada de la ciudad de Tlalpan," or "Title deeds and inheritances of the house named after Santa Inés, situated at the entrance of the city of Tlalpan." The volume contains numerous documents which trace the succession of owners, sellers, and heirs of a house and orchard in San Agustín de las Cuevas, a town in colonial Coyoacán. It later came under the jurisdiction of Tlalpan in the national period, where it remains today. An introduction summarizes its contents; followed by a bill of the sale of the house by the bachiller Fr. Ventura de Medina y Picaso to Diego Bravo de Monera in 1688. Medina had dubbed the house Casa Santa Inés, a name that stuck. After several other buyers and heirs, the volume ends with a deed from 1839. The documents meticulously describe the house and orchard, giving its size and dimensions, along with information about San Agustín de las Cuevas. One of the more unusual documents in the volume describes the considerable donations that Ventura made to the chapel of a nearby monastery using proceeds from the sale of the house.
Moderate wear; generally minor wear to contents, worming to a few leaves, corners bumped and rubbed away, inner hinge cracked else good or slightly better.
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