Travel brochures, city guides, maps, books of views, postcards, and related materials documenting world cities and tourism in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Montes collection also includes more than 1,000 books (cataloged separately) on world cities and urban areas, the majority published between 1798 and 1960. Contains approximately 200 items from Spain.
Manuscript patent of Nobility (heavily illuminated) granted to Diego Gonca̧lez, Vezino del Lugar de Betares, dated 1563 (inscribed, with Latin text, in the ring surrounding the coat of arms on f. 2v, and in the text in Spanish on f. 31r), written on vellum. To this main document, bound with a cord made of red, gold, blue, and silver threads, a bifolium has been appended with three additional documents, each signed and dated: 1563 (ff. 32v, 33r) and 1564 (33v).
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