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Finding Aid to the Bula Sobre del Mar Oceano, Mayo 4, 1493 (Copy) MS.726
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  • Preferred citation
  • Processing history
  • Custodial History
  • Scope and Contents
  • Acquisition
  • Use
  • Access

  • Title: Bula Sobre del Mar Oceano, Mayo 4, 1493 Copy
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.726
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1916
    Abstract: This is a hand-written copy made circa 1915 by Frederick Webb Hodge of the Papal Bull issued by Pope Alexander VI in 1493 regarding the "Line of Demarcation." Document is in Spanish.
    creator: Alexander, VI, Pope, 1431-1503
    creator: Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956

    Preferred citation

    Bula Sobre del Mar Oceano, Mayo 4, 1493 Copy, circa 1915-1916, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.726.

    Processing history

    Processed by Library staff before 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 November 15, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Custodial History

    Note on front cover verso: Dr. Hodge gave this copy to Lummis about the time they worked together on the Benavides Memorial, between 1915-1916. Received in Library 1943.

    Scope and Contents

    This is a hand-written copy made by Frederick Webb Hodge of the Papal Bull issued by Pope Alexander VI in 1493 regarding the "Line of Demarcation." Document is in Spanish.
    This bull addressed the definition of a meridian west which all lands "found and find" belong to the kings of Castile and Leon. This was a change favorable to the Catholic Monarchs over the brief Inter cetera, which had stipulated that belonging to the Castilian crown were only lands discovered by sailors Castilians. Other minor additions were a clearer reference to mainland (terras signatures) and words of praise to Columbus.
    The Bull Inter Caetera defines the territories given to Castile and Leon in the following way "... All islands and mainlands discovered and undiscovered, found and find, to the west and south, making and forming a line from the Arctic pole, namely the north, to the Antarctic pole, namely the south, they are both on the mainland and on islands discovered and undiscovered to India or to another anywhere, which line gave any of the islands that are called vulgarly the Azores and Cape Verde hundred leagues towards the west and the south, which by another king or Christian prince were not already owned prior to Christmas day of our Lord Jesus Christ last, in which begins this year, 1493 ... "

    Acquisition

    Donated to the library as part of the Charles Fletcher Lummis collection, 1932 December. Dr. Hodge gave this copy to Lummis about the time they worked together on the Benavides "Memorial" -- 1915-1916.

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Demarcation line of Alexander VI
    Land tenure -- Latin America
    Land tenure -- North America
    Manuscripts
    North America -- Discovery and exploration