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Notarial form. Carta de poder. [Mexico: Pedro Ocharte, before 15 March 1590]. Folio (31.5 cm, 12.5").  f. $1,875.00
This leaf contains one notarial form, extending from the recto onto the verso. The characteristics of the recto are: Type face: roman. Imprint area of recto: 256 x 140 mm. Number of lines of text: on recto 33. Woodcut initial is Valton type D. First line: Sepan quantos esta carta vieren como yo First line of main text: Generalmente, para en todos mis pleytos, causas ynegocios ceuiles y Last line of recto: cias judiciales que co[n]uegan de se hazer; aunque sean de calidad que Blank space between lines 1 & 2: 63 mm.
The characteristics of the verso are: Type face: roman. Imprint area: 42 x 153 mm. Number of lines of text: 9. First line of verso: pa[ra] ello se reqiera, y deua auer otro mi mas especial poder y ma[n]dado Last line of verso mi persona y bienes anidos [sic, for auer] y por auer.
The document was sworn in Mexico on 15 March 1594, before the notary Alonso Santres (??) , and in it Juan Gracia Barranco, a citizen of Puebla but visiting Mexico City, gives his power of attorney to Lope de la Carrera, also a citizen of Puebla, who was not present, to buy in his name gold, silver, and other things as he sees fit.
Valton (see below) attributed this formulary to Pedro Ocharte and the woodcut "S" is of the style of woodcut initials he used in various books.
The earliest known example of such job printing was dated in manuscript in 1562.
Carpenter, A Sixteenth Century Broadside from the Collection of Emilio Valton, #26. Removed from a bound volume and moderately tattered in inner margin. Worming in margins occasionally extending into the text area. => A very good example of Ocharte's job printing, with one of the classic initials. (34746) Please RESHELVE This.
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