Carta-Relacion de Diego Garcia de Palacio a Felipe II Sobre la Provincia de Guatemala 8 de Marzo de 1576/Relacion y Forma que el Licenaciado Palacio Oidor de la Real Audiencia de Guatemala, Hizo para los que Hubieren de Visitar, Contar, Tasar y Repartir e
Publisher: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
Place: Mexico City
Carta-Relacion de Diego Garci de Palacio a Felipe II sobre la Provincia de Guatemala 8 de Marzo de 1576 68 pages with facsimile, map and fold out table. Relacion y Forma que el Licenciado Palacio Oidor de la Real Audiencia de Guatemala, hizo para los que Hubieren de Vistar, Contar, Tasar y Repartir en las Provincias de este Distrito -172 pages with facsimile, appendices, bibliography and index. Quarto (11" x 8 1/2") bound in original wrappers. Preliminary, appendices, map and index by Carmen Leon Cazares, Martha Ilia Najera C and Tolita Figueroa. Paleography by Carmen Leon Cazares, Limited to 3000 copies. First edition.
Diego Garcia de Palacio was born into a family of sailors and completed studies. He specialized in the areas of China and the Philippines (papers touching on the islands of the West); it is not known why he changed his occupation to the letters and law, but without abandoning its previous interest. He served on the Council of the Indies and in 1572 was appointed prosecutor of the Audiencia of Guatemala. Within two months of the appointment was promoted to judge of the High Court, a position he held until 1579. In 1580 took a new position, alcalde del crimen en la Audiencia de Mexico. In possession of the doctorate in canon law, which was awarded in 1580 by the Royal Pontifical University of Mexico, he held the position of president of that institution from December 10, 1581 until December 10, 1582.
A very good copy in a near fine jacket.
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