The First Letter of Christopher Columbus to the Noble Lord Raphael Sanchez Announcing the Discovery of America, Reproduced in Fac-simile from the Copy of the Latin Version of 1493 Now in the Boston Public Library, with a New Translation

By: Columbus, Christopher; Haynes, Henry W.

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First edition. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, ink gift note from publisher on title page: 'With the compliments of Phineas Pierce, Trustee', ink marginal on one page only, boards a bit darkened. 1891 Large Hardcover. 17, [10] pp. Numerous blanks follow text. A heliotype facsimile of Columbus's letter announcing his discovery of America, with an English translation and introduction by Henry W. Haynes which explains the history of the original volume, and variations in the text of different versions. A transcript of another Latin translation of the letter (which was originally in Spanish) was printed in facsimile in the 1890 Bulletin of the Boston Public Library, with a translation by R.H. Major.

Title: The First Letter of Christopher Columbus to the Noble Lord Raphael Sanchez Announcing the Discovery of America, Reproduced in Fac-simile from the Copy of the Latin Version of 1493 Now in the Boston Public Library, with a New Translation

Author: Columbus, Christopher; Haynes, Henry W.

Categories: Americana, Colonial Era,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Published by the Trustees: 1891

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2079703

Keywords: AMERICAN HISTORY COLONIAL AMERICA CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS EXPLORATION COLONIES WEST INDIES,