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Ferdinand II and Isabella I, the Spanish King and Queen, official document signed. The Catholic monarchs sign this document regarding the Moorish city of Loja on 29 November 1489, in the thick of the Spanish Inquisition targeted at Spanish Muslims and Jews. The document concerns the city of Loja (called a ''flower among thorns'' by Isabella), which had been captured by Christians in 1486 and, three years later, erupted in tension between different factions concerning its economic development. Ferdinand and Isabella make clear which faction they side with: ''...all the citizens who wish to build taverns and ovens, and grain mills and stamping mills in the ancient buildings...'' should be permitted to do so, they write. No action against them is to be taken ''...under penalty of our mercy...'' Signed ''Yo el rey'' and ''Yo la reyna''. Document is addressed to the judges, justices of the peace, officials, gentlemen and notables of the city of Loja. Single page measures 8.5'' x 7.25''. Both royals sign with a large penwork flourish. Some ink bleeding to text and dampstaining to lower corners. In very good to near fine condition.
Ferdinand and Isabella Grant Permission to Redevelop Moorish City
Ferdinand and Isabella Grant Permission to Redevelop Moorish City
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $6,544
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
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