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Author Name:    VESPUCCI, Amerigo FORMISANO, Luciano, ed./intro. WILLS, Garry, foreword JACOBSON, David, trans.

Title:   Letters from a New World : Amerigo Vespucci's Discovery of America. US in dj

Publisher:    Marsilio, New York, 1992, ISBN:0941419622 

Seller ID:   21593

VESPUCCI, Amerigo. Letters from a New World : Amerigo Vespucci's Discovery of America. Edited and with an introduction by Luciano Formisano. Foreword by Garry Wills. Translated by David Jacobson. New York: Marsilio, (1992). Pp. (8),ix-xli,(3),3-214, including frontis., + 8 p. of plates. Illustrated.8vo, maroon cloth. Includes six of Vespucci's letters (four of which were to Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici, one described as the Rodolfi fragment, and one to Piero Soderini), and containing the following appencides: A.Letter of Columbus to his son concerning Vespucci; B. Letter of naturaliza tion of Vespucci; C. Letter of appointment of Vespucci as 'Pilot Major'; D.Excerpts from Waldseemuller's 'Cosmographiae Introductio'; E. Excerpts fro m Las Casas's 'History of the Indies'; F. Excerpts from Navarrete's 'Collecion de los viajes'. Very good in dust jacket. 20.00


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