By Christopher Columbus
London   Bernard Quaritch
8.5" by 7" [3], iv-xiv, [5], 2-18pp
An uncommon facsimile of Christopher Columbus' important first letter written on his voyage that reached the Americas, an important historical document.
By Christopher Columbus

1893 The Spanish Letter of Columbus to Luis de Sant'Angel

London   Bernard Quaritch
8.5" by 7" [3], iv-xiv, [5], 2-18pp
An uncommon facsimile of Christopher Columbus' important first letter written on his voyage that reached the Americas, an important historical document.
Special Price £78.40 Regular Price £98.00
: 0.5kgs / : 773P5

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Description

Publishers' Original Binding, Uncommon

In the original glassine wrap.

An uncommon facsimile of Christopher Columbus' notable first letter written on his 1492 voyage in which he reached the Americas.

Columbus' letter announced his discovery of the West Indies.

The letter, dated 15th February 1493, was addressed to Luis de Santangel, the principal supporter and financial backer of the expedition. The fame of the letter was partly due to the new printing press, allowing many editions and printings to be published quickly. This particular facsimile is from the printing by Johann Rosenbach at Barcelona in early April 1493.

This edition prints the letter in facsimile, then provides a transcript in the original Spanish, and an English translation. Preface is also in English.

Condition

In the original publisher's paper wraps, in the original glassine wrap, Externally, generally smart, with light discolouration and marks to the wraps. Glassine wrap with a couple of light marks and small closed tears. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with a couple of small handling marks. Prior owner's ink inscription to the title page.

Very Good Indeed

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