Copia De La Carta Que Lo Excellentissim Señor Mariscal De La Motta Ha Escrit Al Excellentissim Señor Marques De La Inojosa Gene. Del Exercit Del Rey De Castella, Acerca De Las Inhumanitats Que Hã Manat Fer Los Marquesos De Torracussa, Y De Mortara Contra Dels Catalans. Philippe De La Mothe-Houdancourt.
Copia De La Carta Que Lo Excellentissim Señor Mariscal De La Motta Ha Escrit Al Excellentissim Señor Marques De La Inojosa Gene. Del Exercit Del Rey De Castella, Acerca De Las Inhumanitats Que Hã Manat Fer Los Marquesos De Torracussa, Y De Mortara Contra Dels Catalans.
Scarce Document of the Catalan Revolt

Copia De La Carta Que Lo Excellentissim Señor Mariscal De La Motta Ha Escrit Al Excellentissim Señor Marques De La Inojosa Gene. Del Exercit Del Rey De Castella, Acerca De Las Inhumanitats Que Hã Manat Fer Los Marquesos De Torracussa, Y De Mortara Contra Dels Catalans.

En Barcelona: en casa de Iaume Methevat [Jaime Matevad], 1642. First edition. With a woodcut device on title page and a large woodcut initial (both colored by a later hand), and typographic head and tailpieces. In later marbled paper. [4] p. Light brown stains throughout, paper tanned, otherwise in fine condition.

Extremely rare document related to the early episodes of the Catalan Revolt.

Written by Philippe de La Mothe-Houdancourt (1605–1657), French soldier and Marshal of France, who was serving as the French Viceroy of Catalonia during the Reaper’s War or Catalan Revolt (1640–1659), to the parallel, Spanish Viceroy of Catalan, Juan Ramirez de Arellano y Manrique de Lara (1606-1643), the Marquis of Hinojosa, to complain about the inhumanities that the Catalans suffer.

Scarce, IB locates only 3 copies in libraries (Biblioteca de Catalunya, Barcelona; Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Lisbon; Biblioteca-Museo Víctor Balaguer; Villanueva y Geltrú / Vilanova i la Geltrú).

IB B68429; Palau 61205

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Price: €2,000.00