Quinta Predicacion de la Decima Quarta Concession de Urbano Octavo. Bulla de la Santa Cruzada, concedida por la Santidad de Urbano VIII. de felice recordacion. Para todos los Fieles Christianos, vezinos estantes y habitants end las Provincias de Nueva-España, y filipinas... indulgencias, sujetos al Rey nuestro señore Don Felipe Quinto, con grandes indulgencies para Socorro de la guerra contra Infieles…. NEW SPAIN. PHILIPPINES. INDULGENCES. CRUSADES.
Quinta Predicacion de la Decima Quarta Concession de Urbano Octavo. Bulla de la Santa Cruzada, concedida por la Santidad de Urbano VIII. de felice recordacion. Para todos los Fieles Christianos, vezinos estantes y habitants end las Provincias de Nueva-España, y filipinas... indulgencias, sujetos al Rey nuestro señore Don Felipe Quinto, con grandes indulgencies para Socorro de la guerra contra Infieles…
Quinta Predicacion de la Decima Quarta Concession de Urbano Octavo. Bulla de la Santa Cruzada, concedida por la Santidad de Urbano VIII. de felice recordacion. Para todos los Fieles Christianos, vezinos estantes y habitants end las Provincias de Nueva-España, y filipinas... indulgencias, sujetos al Rey nuestro señore Don Felipe Quinto, con grandes indulgencies para Socorro de la guerra contra Infieles…

Quinta Predicacion de la Decima Quarta Concession de Urbano Octavo. Bulla de la Santa Cruzada, concedida por la Santidad de Urbano VIII. de felice recordacion. Para todos los Fieles Christianos, vezinos estantes y habitants end las Provincias de Nueva-España, y filipinas... indulgencias, sujetos al Rey nuestro señore Don Felipe Quinto, con grandes indulgencies para Socorro de la guerra contra Infieles…

?Madrid: after 22 February, 1738.

Price: $5,800.00

Broadside: 42 x 27.5 cm.

Backed with modern paper. Early folds visible. Small defects (with loss of a few words in once instance), cut close, slightly affecting left rule. With five small woodcuts: Saints Peter and Paul; arms of the reigning Pope Clement XII (reg. 1730-1740); arms of Commissar General of the Holy Crusade, Cardinal Gaspar de Molina y Oviedo (1679-1744); xylographic signature of the same; cross of el Consejo y Comisaría de Cruzada (Council and Commissariat of the Crusade).

This bull, originally issued by Pope Urban VIII (1623-44), is here reconfirmed by Pope Clement XII, and dated 22 February, 1738. A note written on one of the NYHS copies indicates: "a great number of these were found on board a Spanish prize brought into this port during the old French war in 1750".

Three complete copies located in U.S. (NY Historical Society, American Philosophical Library, Mass Historical Society) and one defective copy (NY Historical Society, lower half only).

A rare crusade bull granting indulgences to inhabitants of New Spain and the Philippines who take part in the crusade against the Turks and other infidels for a period of one year. Those who cannot personally take part may also gain the indulgence by contributing money for the crusade, or by paying for someone to enlist on their behalf.

The bull also functions as a letter of indulgence. A blank space has been left for the name of the purchaser, who will pay alms of one silver peso, assayed. Those guilty of heresy cannot benefit from the indulgence.

The indulgence ends with a list of churches in Rome where, on specified days, the pilgrim may gain various indulgences, including, in certain instances, the release of a soul from Purgatory.

The bull is signed by Cardinal Gaspar de Molina y Oviedo (1679-1744), Commissar General of the Holy Crusade, Calificador of the Inquisition, and (from 1730-1731), Bishop of Cuba.

The Council and Commissariat of the Crusade (Consejo y Comisaría de Cruzada) had advisory, judicial and government powers to manage the income from the bull of the crusade on behalf of the Spanish Crown.