An acquaintance, Ted Eisenstein, has recently purchased a 16th Century Spanish grant of arms to Pedro de Villanueva, who marched with Hernán Cortes in the conquest of the Aztecs at Tenochtitlán (modern Mexico City) and later served with Nuño de Guzman in the conquest of Zacatecas and Jalisco. Ted has placed photographs of the grant, including many photos of detail elements of it, as well as a description and translation of the text into English on the web, at http://tedeisenstein.livejournal.com/571850.html. I'd like to thank him for sharing this wonderful acquisition with the rest of us.
If you have any interest in older grants of arms, I recommend you drop by Ted’s live journal and take a look at this one.
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