The Genealogy of the Kings of Spain (Anacephaleosis) of Alfonso de Cartagena, described the historical sequence of the families of the kings of Spain accompanying them with important facts of his biography.
The sixteenth-century codex is one of the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts from the National Library of Spain. It represents one of the most beautiful pieces of miniature Spanish sixteenth century, both for the quality of writing and the richness and abundance of illustrations, making it one of the oldest iconographic series of the Kings of Spain. It was made for Elizabeth of Portugal, Queen of Spain and Empress of Germany, on the work of Alfonso de Cartagena.
Facsimile volume of existing original manuscript in the National Library.
Size 26 x 35 cm., Containing 110 pages of which contain 88 miniatures, borders and portraits as well as initial miniadas in various colorful and gold.
Binding: leather on wood, inscribed the title on the spine, 4 x 2 golden decorative ironwork on the covers, 2 golden locks and imperial shield of Charles V on the cover.
The edition consists of 600 numbered copies only with notarial authentication.
Facsimile and study book are presented in a case of poor quality box, lined with red velvet and gold thin on top, measures 32.5 x 42 x 9.5 cm. Total weight: 6.2 kgs.
The book is bound up study on skin back to match the codex, and fabric. Same size. The prologue of this great work is done by HRH Doña María de las Mercedes, Countess of Barcelona, signed in July 1995. It contains a comprehensive study of the author and description of the work, a historiographical and doctrinal study, the pedigree of the Spanish monarchy, and transcription of the Latin text and its translation into Spanish. Finally, it includes the Spanish royal genealogy until today and its relationship with the European monarchies. A great book study that helps us understand and learn more about the monarchy of the Empire and the Kingdom of Spain.
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