Apostol San Bartolome
Apostle Saint Bartholomew
Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala
This illustration depicts the apostle Saint Bartholomew performing a conversion and baptism to an indigenous Peruvian named Anti, whose baptismal name became Anti Waricocha. Saint Bartholomew also places the holy cross of Carabuco in the province of Callao. The words “santa crus de carabuco” are written at the top of the cross to identify it. Anti Waricocha is depicted kneeling on the right side of the engraving looking up to Saint Bartholomew. The words “anti uira cocha colla fue bautizado este yndio” are written above Anti’s head, which translates to “Anti Waricocha from Callo, this Indian was baptized.” A note at the very bottom of the image reads “de 1570 años de la santa cruz” which tells us that this event happened 1,570 years ago at the time of publication.
El primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno [The First New Chronicle and Good Government]
This manuscript was not a published work, which is why the year and locale of creation is approximated. The author did not use a foliation method of numbering the pages, but rather a modern paging system. He begins his first page on fol. 1v instead of fol. 1r. The “Image Placement” will indicate the method in which the author numbered his pages, however the “Physical Location” will be indicated using the foliation system.
Fol. 47r (Part 4: The Fifth Age of Indians: The Incas)