Nuova raccolta colombiana (Christoper Columbus)
Publisher: Instituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato
10 volumes in 14 parts. volume 1 parts I & II: Christopher Columbus: The Journals viii+321 pages; 491 pages with 4 folding color maps, bibliography and index housed in original slipcase. Volume 2: The Discovery of the New World in the Writings of Peter Martyr of Anghiera 507 pages with appendix, bibliography and indices; Volume 3: Liguria and Genoa at the Time of Columbus (with illustration volume) 289 pages with bibliography and incidences; 18 folding maps housed in original slipcase; volume 4 parts I & II: Ferdinand Columbus - Historie concerning the Life and Deeds of the Admiral Don Christopher Columbus 330 pages; 428 pages with bibliography and indices housed in original slipcase; Volume 5, Christopher Columbus's Discoveries in the Testimonials of Diego Alvarez Chanca and Andres Bernaldez 380 pages with bibliography and indices; Volume 6 parts I & II: Christopher Columbus - Accounts and Letters of the Second, Third, and Fourth Voyages 439 pages; 435 pages with bibliography and indices housed in original slipcase; Volume 7, The Ships of Christopher Columbus 308 pages with fugues, tables, drawings, plans (some folding), illustrations, color plate, bibliography and indices; Volume 8 on CD-Rom not included; Volume 9 Columbian Atlas of the Great Discovery 202 pages with maps (many in color), figures (some in color), drawings, bibliography and indices; Volume 10 on CD-Rom not included; Volume 11 Columbian Iconography 655 pages with color plates, facsimiles, bibliography and indices; Volume 12 The Genovese Cartographic Tradition and Christopher Columbus 216 pages with multiple color folding maps and charts, bibliography and indices. Folio (12 1/4" x 8 1/4") elephant folio atlas (10 2/34' x 14") bound in original publisher's pictorial boards with brown lettering to spine and covers and printed on Fabriano paper watermarked with Columbus's portrait. Translated into English by Marc A. Beckwith and several others. Mixed set with first and revised editions.
Originally published in a small 27 volume Italian edition to commemorate the five-hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492, Nuova Raccolta Columbiana in the English edition is considered the definitive scholarly set. It comprises all of Columbus' journals and reports, with maps and charts for an accurate historical and geographical reconstruction of his voyages; other works by writers who were contemporaries (or shortly thereafter his death), newly edited documents with updated research and some new insights on geographical aspects of his discoveries and personal vision of events and the vicissitudes of all four voyages. The highlight of the set is the Atlas edited and translated by Osvaldo Baldacci, Lucio Bertolazzi and Luciano F. Farina.
Atlas for-edge lightly soiled else a near fine set.
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