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1 Catholic Communities and Books during the Early Modern Period (circulation, uses, business, consumption) Friday 17th February 2012 The globalization of the European book market: Diego Crancers Catalogus librorum (Seville 1680) and the sale of books in New Spain Pedro Rueda Ramírez

2 2 The list of books for sale, by Diego Crancer or Cranze The Catalogus librorum, or List of Books of all Kinds for sale in the House of Diego Cranze in this city ([Seville]: by Diego Cranze, 1680) is the first catalogue of books for sale to be printed in Seville, the first in Andalusia, and the first catalogue printed in Europe for the sale of books in Mexico

3 3 Catalogo, o memoria de libros, de todas facultades … para vender en las Indias [Sevilla: s.n., c. 1689]

4 4 Diego Crancers family

5 Angel Cramer María de la SelvaDiego Crancer Manuela Teresa Cramer Tomás López de Haro 5

6 Catalogus librorum, ô Memoria de los Libros de todo genero de Facultades, que se venden en Casa de Diego Cranze en esta ciudad. [Sevilla]: Por Diego Cranze, 1680, p Books from Flanders

7 Sending books from Seville to the Americas Aduana de Sevilla Inquisidores en el Castillo de San Jorge Oficiales reales de la Casa de la Contratación Cajones de libros Memoria de títulos Hoja de registro Embarque de los libros en los navíos AB The dispatch of books to Mexico was subject to two administrative procedures: those of the royal officials at the Casa de la Contratación (A) and those of the Inquisitors of Seville (B) 7

8 The control process of the Inquisition in Seville Senders of books were obliged to present a list of the titles in question to the Inquisitors in Seville The Castle of St George (the headquarters of the Inquisition in Seville) 8

9 Diego Crancer to the Inquisitors of Seville Most Illustrious Gentlemen, I, Diego Crance, inhabitant of this city, affirm that I have these books [in the list] in the Customs House. I request licence from your lordships to transport them to the shores of the Indies without impediment. Diego Crançe 9

10 The Inquisitors of Seville to the censors of the Holy Office Presented to the Holy Office of the Inquisition of Seville on 21 June Inquisitors Pimentel and Carvajal. And seen by these inquisitors, they asked that a censor of this Holy Office should see these books with regard to the interests of the Holy Office. Signed by one of the said inquisitors. By order of the Holy Office. Don Sancho de Flores. 10

11 Pedro Zapata, censor, authorizes the dispatch of the books to Mexico I, Pedro Zapata, priest in the Company of Jesus, master of theology and prefect of studies at the college of San Hermenegildo, censor of the Holy Office, certify that the books contained in in this list are not forbidden and with regard to the interests of the Holy Office may be transported. Seville 21 June Pedro Zapata. 11

12 The Atlantic voyage Seville Sanlúcar de Barrameda 12

13 The Atlantic voyage 1680 JuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember SevilleCadizVeracruz Puebla de los Ángeles Diego Crancer reached the port of Veracruz on 15 September 1680 in the convoy of ships that made up the fleet of Gaspar de Velasco. 13

14 The Atlantic voyage 1680 JuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember SevilleCadizVeracruz Puebla de los Ángeles Agustín López de la Cámara Alta. Plano de la plaza de Vera Cruz. Veracruz, 20 April Seville. Archivo General de Indias. 14

15 The languages of the titles Diego Crancers Catalogus (Seville, 1680) LanguageTitles% of the total Latin40967,5 Spanish19732,5 Total

16 Structure of the Diego Crancers Catalogus (Seville, 1680) Libri theologici in folio. Libri theologici in quarto et octauo. Libri juridici in folio Libri juridici in quarto. Libri medicorum in folio. Libri medicor. in quarto, et octavo. Libri miscellanenei in folio. Libri miscell. in quarto, et octavo. Libros de romance en general. De folio. [Libros de romance] Libros de a quarto, y pequeños. 16

17 Structure of the lists of sales Catalogus (Sevilla, 1680) de Diego Crancer Catálogo (Sevilla, 1687) de Tomás López de Haro Catálogo (Cádiz, 1760) de Manuel Espinosa de los Monteros Libri theologiciLibros Theologicos Catalogus librorum theologicorum Libri iuridiciLibros juridicos Librorum juridicorum civil et canonic. Libri medicorumLibros de medicina Librorum medicorum, sicut et chirurgicorum, anatomicorum, pharmaceuticorum, botanicorum, & chimicorum Libri miscellaneiLibros Misselanicos, o de letras humanas Miscellaneorum sive historicum, grammaticorum, philosophicorum, mathematicorum, geographicorum, politicorum, numismaticorum, & quorumque humaniores artes spectantium 17

18 Formats in Diego Crancers Catalogus (Seville, 1680) 18

19 Formats in Diego Crancers Catalogus (Seville, 1680) Language FolioQuarto and smaller Total Latin Spanish Total

20 Formats in Diego Crancers Catalogus (Seville, 1680) Type FolioQuarto and smaller Total Libri theologici Libri iuridici Libri medicorum Libri miscellanei Total

21 The representative of the Inquisition, Francisco Flores de Valdés The letter to the Inquisitors in Mexico I have taken the Instituta of Arnoldo Vino and three a quartilla volumes of Juan Bisembacho in pandectas and the Instituta of Schenedeiuini y two small books in duodecimo on Florentine history by Nicolas Machiauelo and three octavo volumes entitled Origine juris romani as it has notes by Arnoldo Vino. Which by my mandate I confiscate from Diego Cranse, a bookseller who came with the recently arrived fleet under don Gaspar de Velasco, and at whose request I issue this notice in Los Angeles on the 21st of December

22 …la Instituta de Arnoldo Vino… Letter from the representative of the Inquisition in Puebla Catalogus librorum, ô Memoria de los Libros de todo genero de Facultades, que se venden en Casa de Diego Cranze en esta ciudad. [Sevilla]: Por Diego Cranze, 1680, p The books confiscated in Puebla

23 Letter from the representative of the Inquisition in Puebla …tres tomos de a quartilla de Juan Bisembacho in pandectas y la Instituta de Schenedeiuini… Catalogus librorum, ô Memoria de los Libros de todo genero de Facultades, que se venden en Casa de Diego Cranze en esta ciudad. [Sevilla]: Por Diego Cranze, 1680, p

24 Matthias van Wesenbeke ( ) Johann Schneidewein ( ) Matthaei Wesembecii, se trataba del jurista Matthias van Wesenbeke ( ). In Pandectas Iuris Ciuilis et Codicis Iustinianei Johann Schneidewein ( ). In quatuor Institutionum Imperialium Iustiniani Imp. Libros, Commentarij] 24

25 The books confiscated in Puebla Letter from the representative of the Inquisition in Puebla …dos libritos en doce de la historia florentina autor Nicolas Machiauelo … Catalogus librorum, ô Memoria de los Libros de todo genero de Facultades, que se venden en Casa de Diego Cranze en esta ciudad. [Sevilla]: Por Diego Cranze, 1680, p

26 Arnoldus Vinnius ( ) Arnoldus Vinnius ( ). In quatuor libros institutionum imperialium commentarius academicus & forensis 26

27 Silver ingots Silver ingot rescued from the galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha, which sank in Florida in Museo de América de Madrid. 27

28 Thank you


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