From the author know the fact that he was encouraged to leave us in his own work: that was from Cordoba, to which he devotes an enthusiastic poem: Here the author puts the praise of his land: O source do born: all sciencia | or flower of cities: the world crown | o cordoua mother...
If we trust that we will believe his words travelled throughout the known world in his time.
Anyway what is certain is that he made a trip to the Holy Land, whose story partly in verse, included in the imperial Alcaçar has received special attention from students of travel writing.
He has also admitted his status as a writer and his special relationship with the House of Aguilar and therefore with the city of Valencia (hence perhaps the impression of the work in this city), which devotes a significant amount of verses against those engaged elsewhere when returning account: "vi tortosa in excellence | vi moruedre and valencia | vna gentle approaches madona | VNA is rich crown | is very noble and virtuous..."
This work allows us to check the author's real culture, as we discover his readings from ancient authors that deal particularly with natural science and cosmology, the Bible and of the Holy Father, and shows a good understanding of news and geographical and historical data related to travel of his time. Surely, he knew Latin and presumably also Greek. He shows a good knowledge of the history of different places.
Written in prose and verse (couplets and quatrains high art of eight lines), in one or two columns, the content of the work is as follows: the dedication to the Great Captain, Alcaçar text, the text of the coronation, the text of the Declaration of the four games in the world, questioning the Pope and Christian kings, then the Declaration, a carol, the aforementioned poem in praise of Córdoba, and finally Philosopher verses.
To note the presence on the cover of an allegorical stamp which depicts a king and a queen talking with some companions, in the gardens of a rock castle the Alcaçar de la fama, Great Captain, on which appears the Victoria, crowned and winged, strumming a trunk, all about the title, closed the set by woodcut pieces on the sides and at the bottom.
We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Alcaçar Imperial dela Fama del Muy Yllustrissimo Señor el Gran Capitan con la Coronacion...": Alcaçar Imperial dela Fama del Muy Yllustrissimo Señor el Gran Capitan con la Coronacion, y Otras Coplas de Arte Mayor y Real, en las quales se Declaran las Quatro Partidas del Mundo facsimile edition, published by Vicent Garcia Editores, 2012Request Info / Price