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CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas


Columbus
Jay I. Kislak Foundation
Christopher Columbus,
De insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis.

Bound with Carlo Verardi,
In laudem...Ferdinandi Hispaniarum regis...

Basel: Johann Bergmann de Olpe, 1494.

Columbus's letter occupies only seven and one-half leaves of this volume. The first, and presumably most important, text in this edition is a prose piece by Verardi on Ferdinand of Aragon's 1492 capture of Granada. This portrait of Ferdinand is the frontispiece.

Final plate in this edition Columbus

[See also in this exhibition, another woodcut representing Columbus's first encounter with Indians]

Promotion and Possession

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