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Discovery Online / SPANISH INQUISITION ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT. Illuminated Manuscript Signed conferring the title of comisario de la Inquisicion on Francisco de Luque Granados of Montemayor,

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SPANISH INQUISITION: ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT.
Illuminated Manuscript Signed conferring the title of comisario de la Inquisicion on Francisco de Luque Granados of Montemayor,
Ending from 15 August 2022, 13:00 EDT
Online, New York

US$1,500 - US$2,500

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SPANISH INQUISITION: ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT.

Illuminated Manuscript Signed conferring the title of comisario de la Inquisicion on Francisco de Luque Granados of Montemayor, 1 p, 306 x 602 mm, Cordoba, October 29, 1712, in italic hand in black ink with authorizing signatures in gold, the text set within three-sided painted border in colors and gold incorporating foliate decoration, vignette of St. Peter Martyr (Peter of Verona) with book, quill, and knife embedded in his head, and two-line heading interlaced within elaborate strapwork. Worn paper seal of the Inquisition in lower left, some soiling and creasing overall.

A handsome example of an appointment for an Inquisition court commissioner. Comisarios were parish priests who played an important ancillary role in the legal system of the Holy Office by performing non-judicial tasks on behalf of inquisitors.

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