Lot 97 of 627:
Letter from Miguel Costanzo to Viceroy of New Spain  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$900
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Letter from Miguel Costanzo to the Viceroy of New Spain, requesting arms for the cavalry corps of the northern provinces, plus a manuscript payment voucher for Costanzo

Author:
Costanzo, Miguel

Place:
New Spain

Publisher:

Date:
1810 & 1794

Description:

Includes:

  • Manuscript letter signed by Miguel Constanzo. 35 lines, in ink, on 4-page conjugate sheet. Constanzo relays to the Viceroy of New Spain, Xavier Lizana y Beaumont, a communication of Felix Calleja relative to the cavalry corps of the Northern provinces of Nuevo Leon and Nuevo Santander (today Tamapulipas, Nuevo Leon and the southern part of Texas). Constanzo notes that the soldiers need 57 shotguns and 352 pistols, and he adds “your majesty surely knows [how] convenient it is to have those troops armed”. 21.3x15.3 cm (8½x6"). 1810.
  • Manuscript payment sheet to Miguel Costanzo, headed "Ajuste de un mes de paga al teniente coronel de ingenieros en segundo Miguel Constanzo," itemizing monies due to him, authorized by the "Contaduria general del Ejercito y Real Hacienda de Mexico." 29.8x19.3 cm (11¾x7¾"). 1794.

Significant letter from Miguel Costanzo (also spelled Costansó or Constançó),, the Catalonian engineer, cartographer and cosmographer who, while serving with the expedition of exploration of Alta California led by Gaspar de Portolá and Junípero Serra, became the first European to map San Francisco Bay.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Both documents in fine condition.


 
Item number:
279722a
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