36 and 20 lines written in a Spanish notarial hand, brown ink, notarial signatures and marks at foot of each document, several later endorsements; lightly creased and dust-soiled, but in very good condition. 387 x 378 mm.
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Two documents in Spanish on the same sheet, concerning the sale of property by Alvar Gil to Diego de Çervantes.
The documents concern the sale of a house, winepress (‘lagar’), smaller winepress (‘lagareta’), tank (‘pilo’) and cellar (‘bodegas’) by Alvar Gil, tailor (‘alfayate’), to Diego de Çervantes, who is described as the servant of Fernando Bachiller, prior of the monastery of Our Lady at ‘val parayso’, i.e. the Ermita de Nuestra Señora de Valparaíso, Santibáñez de Béjar, in the province of Salamanca.
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