Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: [Title page]

Accession number: 
5467
Record number: 
5467-1
JCB call number: 
B630 L579t
Image title: 
[Title page]
Creator 1: 
I. de Courbes
Creator 1 role: 
f[ecit].
Place image published: 
En Madrid
Image publisher: 
Por Iuan Gonzalez [Juan Gonzalez]
Image date: 
1630
Image function: 
title page
Technique: 
engraving
Image dimension height: 
16.6 cm.
Image dimension width: 
12.3 cm.
Page dimension height: 
21.3 cm.
Page dimension width: 
15.4 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Languages: 
Spanish
Description: 
Title page with title flanked by two female figures representing Peru and New Spain. Includes coats of arms of Peru (with snakes, sun, and moon), New Spain (with eagle wearing a crown on a cactus growing on an island in a lake), and the royal arms of Spain as established by Philip II. Also includes feathered headdress, ship, angels, pillars of Hercules with "plus ultra," a sheep or llama, and helmets. The native American figure identified as Peru holds a mountain [Potosí] with a cross on top in one hand and a spear or pike in the other. The native American woman identified as New Spain holds a spear and flowers from which a bird [hummingbird] sips nectar.
Source creator: 
León Pinelo, Antonio de, 1590 or 91-1660
Source Title: 
Tratado de confirmaciones reales de encomiendas, oficios i casos, en que se requieren para las Indias Occidentales
Source place of publication: 
En Madrid
Source publisher: 
Por Iuan Gonzalez
Source date: 
1630
notes: 
Leon Pinelo, a Peruvian historian, is known for his compilation of the ordinances and decrees issued relating to South America and also for his bibliography of printed or manuscript works relating to South America. The coat of arms above the heads of Peru and New Spain is probably that of Lorenço Ramirez de Prado.
Time Period: 
1601-1650
Visual categories: 
Emblems (Allegorical pictures)
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired in 1909.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
geographic area: 
Spanish America
Subject Area: 
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject Area: 
Indigenous peoples
Subject headings: 
Emblems--Mexico
Subject headings: 
Emblems--Peru