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Guide to the Angel de Vera Collection, 1523-1735
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Eighteen early Spanish documents concerning the discovery and exploration of America, Mexico and California, 1523-1735. Count Angel de Vera's family coat of arms: "Vera Ponce de Leon Family", a painted wood plaque; "Knight Commander of Mortalla in the very noble Order and Knighthood of Santiago" (and captain in the army of Don Francisco Varquez de Coronado, Don Garci-Lope de Cardenas, discoverer of the Grand Canyon of Colorado and Arizona), also a painted wood plaque. "Executeria Hidalguia" (maternal and paternal lineage), Vice-Presidente del censeje de Indias, Comdor de Santiage; this consists of four leaves from a scrapbook with a negative photostat of the lineage passed on.
Please credit California State Library.