Select Letters of Christopher Columbus with other Original Documents relating to this Four Voyages to the New World: 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Select Letters of Christopher Columbus with other Original Documents relating to this Four Voyages to the New World

2nd Edition

Edited by R.H. Major

Routledge

432 pages

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A revised translation of the documents in First Series 2, with the editor's reply to J. A. Froude's strictures on the earlier edition in the Westminster Review (1852) and in his Short Studies on Great Subjects, vol. 2. Contains the following: Introduction.--Dati, G. La lettera dellisole che ha trovato nuovamente il re dispagna. [At end] a di XXVI. doctobre. 14.93. Florentie.--Bibliography [of the Incunabula of Columbus' first letter]--First voyage: A letter sent by Columbus to Luis de Santangel chancellor of the exchequer. [Ambrosian text]--Second voyage: A letter addressed to the Chapter of Seville by Dr. Chanca.--Memorial of the results of the second voyage. 30th of January 1494.--Third voyage: Narrative of the voyage which Don Christopher Columbus made … as he sent it to their Majesties.--Letter … to the (quondam) nurse of the prince John, 1500.--Letter … to the most Christian and mighty sovereigns. Jamaica, July 7, 1503.--A narrative given by Diego Mendez. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1870.

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Hakluyt Society, First Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS037040
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century