The Bull Eximiae Devotionis (Alexander VI.). May 3, 1493.
Although this bull bears the same date as the preceding,2 it would seem that its expediting was not begun until July. In somewhat more precise and emphatic terms it repeats that concession of the earlier bull, which extended to the Catholic kings in respect to the lands discovered by Columbus the privileges previously granted to the kings of Portugal in respect to their discoveries in "Africa, Guinea, and the Gold Mine".
Text: MS. and facsimile. An official copy of the promulgated bull, made in 1515, is in the Archives of the Indies at Seville, Patronato, 1-1-1 no. 4. A facsimile of the text preserved in the Vatican registers is in J. C. Heywood, Documenta Selecta e Tabulario Secreto Vaticano ( 1893), and is reproduced thence in J. B. Thacher, Columbus ( 1903- 1904), II. 155, 159.
Text: Printed. The Vatican text is in Heywood, op. cit.; Thacher, op. cit., II. 156, 160; G. Berchet, Fonti Italiane ( 1892- 1893), I. 3, 4 (pt. III. of the Raccolta di Documenti published by the Reale Commissione Colombiana); S. E. Dawson, "Lines of Demarcation of Pope Alexander VI.", etc. ( 1899), pp. 535-536, in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, 2d ser., 1899-1900, vol. V., § 2; and, except the formal concluding clauses, O. Raynaldus (continuing Baronius), Annales Ecclesiastici ( 1747- 1756), XI. 213-214. The text of the promulgated bull is in J. de Solorzano Pereira , De Indiarum Jure ( 1629- 1639), I. 612.
Translations. H. Harrisse, Diplomatic History of America ( 1897), pp. 20- 24; Dawson, op. cit., pp. 536-537; Thacher, op. cit., II. 157-161; Blair and Robertson, Philippine Islands ( 1903-1909), I. 103-105.
References: See under Doc. 5.
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Publication information: Book title: European Treaties Bearing on the History of the United States and Its Dependencies to 1648. Contributors: Frances Gardiner Davenport - Editor. Publisher: Carnegie Institution of Washington. Place of publication: Washington, DC. Publication year: 1917. Page number: 64.
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