Creator de las Casas, Bartolomé
Medium Document: literary
City México | Region México | Old kingdom America
Bartolomé de las Casas, Apologética historia sumaria. 1527-1550.
In Mexico (City), the author describes seeing an Indian slave in leg irons who had three or four large vihuelas [tres o cuatro vigüelas muy buenas y grandes] with beautifully made rosettes. When asked if they had come from Spain, the slave’s master replied that both the instruments and their rosettes were all made by the slave. Full original passage is in DOCUMENTS. The passage is also reported in corona1993, 1369-70.