Book/Printed Material In laudem Serenissimi Ferdinandi, Hispania[rum] Regis, Bethicae & regni Granatae obsidio victoria & triu[m]phus. Et De insulis in Mari Indico nuper inuentis. De insulis in Mari Indico nuper inuentis / In laudem Ferdinandi et De insulis Mari Indico. Basiliae. 1494 / Binder's title (copy with Kislak provenance): Verardus In laudem Ferdinandi et De insulis Mari Indico. Basiliae. 1494 / Binder's title (copy with Thacher provenance): Verardi Historiam Baeticam / Spine title from case (copy with Kislak provenance): De insulis nuper inventis / Columbus. Historia Baetica / Verardus / Spine title from case (copy with Vollbehr provenance): De insulis in Mari Indico nuper inventis / Christopher Columbus. Basle 1494 / Verardus In laudem Ferdinandi et De insulis Mari Indico. Basiliae. 1494 / Verardi Historiam Baeticam / De insulis nuper inventis / Columbus. Historia Baetica / Verardus / De insulis in Mari Indico nuper inventis / Christopher Columbus. Basle 1494

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Title

  • In laudem Serenissimi Ferdinandi, Hispania[rum] Regis, Bethicae & regni Granatae obsidio victoria & triu[m]phus. Et De insulis in Mari Indico nuper inuentis.

Other Title

  • De insulis in Mari Indico nuper inuentis
  • In laudem Ferdinandi et De insulis Mari Indico. Basiliae. 1494
  • Binder's title (copy with Kislak provenance): Verardus In laudem Ferdinandi et De insulis Mari Indico. Basiliae. 1494
  • Binder's title (copy with Thacher provenance): Verardi Historiam Baeticam
  • Spine title from case (copy with Kislak provenance): De insulis nuper inventis / Columbus. Historia Baetica / Verardus
  • Spine title from case (copy with Vollbehr provenance): De insulis in Mari Indico nuper inventis / Christopher Columbus. Basle 1494
  • Verardus In laudem Ferdinandi et De insulis Mari Indico. Basiliae. 1494
  • Verardi Historiam Baeticam
  • De insulis nuper inventis / Columbus. Historia Baetica / Verardus
  • De insulis in Mari Indico nuper inventis / Christopher Columbus. Basle 1494

Summary

  • This book is a compilation of two texts, both relating to events in the momentous year of 1492. The first is a drama in Latin by an Italian author, Carlo Verardi (Carolus Verardus), written in a combination of verse and prose, which recounts the military campaign during the reign of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to capture Granada, the last Moorish territory on the Iberian Peninsula. The annexation of Granada marked the end of eight centuries of Muslim rule in Spain and Portugal and concluded the long struggle known in Spain as the Reconquista. The second text is Leandro di Cosco's Latin translation of the letter by Christopher Columbus to Raphael Sánchez, in which Columbus recounted his voyage to America in 1492-93. Printed in Basel in 1494, it is one of six versions of the Columbus letter that were published in 1493-94, and the only one to include woodcut illustrations. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Verardi, Carlo, 1440-1500.
  • Bergmann, Johann, active 1494-1499, printer.
  • Cosco, Leandro di, tr.
  • Rosenwald, Lessing J. (Lessing Julius), 1891-1979, former owner.
  • Columbus, Christopher.
  • Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
  • John Boyd Thacher Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Otto Vollbehr Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [Basel] : I[ohann] B[ergmann, de Olpe], 1494.

Headings

  • -  Columbus, Christopher--Travel--America--Early works to 1800
  • -  America--Discovery and exploration--Spanish--Early works to 1800
  • -  America--Discovery and exploration--Spanish--Sources
  • -  Granada (Spain : Reino)--History--Spanish Conquest, 1476-1492--Drama
  • -  Switzerland--Basel

Genre

  • Incunabula
  • Bookbinding (Binding)--DLC

Notes

  • -  "De insulis nuper in Mari Indico nuper repertis" (Leandro di Cosco's Latin translation of Columbus's letter to Raphael Sánchez concerning his discovery of America): pp. [58]-[72].
  • -  Imprint from colophon of Verardi title (p. [57]): 1494 Nihil sine causa, I.B.
  • -  Includes an "uncorrected" edition of the Columbus letter, omitting Isabella in the opening statement.
  • -  LC Copy 1 (Vollbehr provenance) in blind-stamped half leather over boards; clasp; ms. on vellum tipped in; untrimmed.
  • -  Signatures: 2a-2c⁸ 2d-2e⁶.
  • -  Woodcut portrait on t.p.: Fernandus Rex Hispania[rum].
  • -  LC Copy: Fine binding.
  • -  BM 15th cent., III, p. 794 (IA.37918)
  • -  Church, E.D. Discovery, 8
  • -  Goff V-125
  • -  Hain-Copinger 15942
  • -  Palau y Dulcet (2. ed.) 359185 (v. 26, p. 146)
  • -  Sabin 98923
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  Kislak accession no.: 1985.002.00.0001
  • -  PA8585.V39H57 1494 copies 1-3 formerly shelved under: Incun. 1494 .V47 copies 1-3. vj05 2007-02-28
  • -  Rosenwald copy 2 (now Kislak copy 2; 21.5 cm.) sold as duplicate 6-19-67; purchased by Kislak; returned to the Library as part of Kislak gift in 2003. vj01 2006-02-23
  • -  Vollbehr H15942. Thacher no. 731
  • -  LAC ael 2022-02-01 update (3 cards)
  • -  LAC ael 2022-03-29 update (3 cards)

Medium

  • [72] p. : ill., map, port. (woodcuts) ; 23 cm. (4to)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PA8585.V39 H57 1494
  • PA8585.V39 H57 1494 Copy 2 Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak Foundation; also previously owned by Lessing J. Rosenwald; trimmed.
  • PA8585.V39 H57 1494 Copy 3 Measures 19.6 cm. Has bookplate of C. Inglis, M.D. (Thacher provenance); ink annotations and initials throughout; trimmed.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 02005687

Online Format

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Chicago citation style:

Verardi, Carlo, Johann Bergmann, Leandro Di Cosco, Lessing J Rosenwald, Christopher Columbus, Jay I. Kislak Collection, John Boyd Thacher Collection, and Otto Vollbehr Collection. In laudem Serenissimi Ferdinandi, Hispaniarum Regis, Bethicae & regni Granatae obsidio victoria & triumphus. Et De insulis in Mari Indico nuper inuentis. [Basel: Iohann Bergmann, de Olpe, 1494] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/02005687/.

APA citation style:

Verardi, C., Bergmann, J., Cosco, L. D., Rosenwald, L. J., Columbus, C., Jay I. Kislak Collection [...] Otto Vollbehr Collection. (1494) In laudem Serenissimi Ferdinandi, Hispaniarum Regis, Bethicae & regni Granatae obsidio victoria & triumphus. Et De insulis in Mari Indico nuper inuentis. [Basel: Iohann Bergmann, de Olpe] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/02005687/.

MLA citation style:

Verardi, Carlo, et al. In laudem Serenissimi Ferdinandi, Hispaniarum Regis, Bethicae & regni Granatae obsidio victoria & triumphus. Et De insulis in Mari Indico nuper inuentis. [Basel: Iohann Bergmann, de Olpe, 1494] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/02005687/>.