Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 36

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
OUR LIBERATOR (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--PERU.) ANON. 'Tupac Maru, Americano, Rey, nuestro Libertador [Tupac Maru, American, King, our Liberator.] Manuscript poem, 40 lines, written on both sides of a small 4to sheet of laid paper; a couple of ink corrections. Cuzco, circa 1821

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This poem, a declaration of freedom in the name of Tupac, the 16th century Incan hero, was probably written around 1821 when Peru declared its independence from Spain. A revolutionary piece that addresses color, its heading reads: 'Should be placed as a Public Announcement in the plaza of the Imperial City of Cuzco.' See Manuel Vidaurre's El Plan de Peru, (Philadelphia, 1823).