Book/Printed Material Epistola Christofori Colom, cui etas nostra multu[m] debet, de Insulis Indie supra Gangem nuper inve[n]tis

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Title

  • Epistola Christofori Colom, cui etas nostra multu[m] debet, de Insulis Indie supra Gangem nuper inve[n]tis : Ad quas pergendas octauo antea mense auspiciis & ere inuictissemo[rum] Ferna[n]di & Helisabet Hispania[rum] Regu[m] missus fuerat : at magnificum d[omi]n[u]m Gabrielem Sanchis ... missa

Summary

  • Following his first voyage across the Atlantic, Columbus wrote a brief report on the "Islands of India beyond the Ganges." His intent was to announce his recent discoveries and to garner financial and political support for another voyage. The first edition of the letter was printed in Spanish, in Barcelona, in April 1493. Within a month, Stephan Plannck published a Latin translation in Rome. Plannck's preamble gave credit to Fernando of Aragon for supporting the expedition but omitted any mention of Queen Isabel. Plannck soon published a corrected edition that mentioned Isabel's role. It was this Latin edition that circulated widely and spread the news of Columbus' discoveries throughout Europe. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Columbus, Christopher.
  • Cosco, Leandro di, translator.
  • Plannck, Stephan, active 15th century, printer.
  • Incunabula Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Riviere & Son, binder.

Created / Published

  • [Rome, Italy] : [Stephan Plannck], [after 29 Apr. 1493]

Headings

  • -  Columbus, Christopher--Correspondence
  • -  Columbus, Christopher--Travel--America--Early works to 1800
  • -  Indians of the West Indies--Early works to 1800
  • -  America--Discovery and exploration--Spanish--Early works to 1800
  • -  Italy--Rome

Genre

  • Incunabula

Notes

  • -  E.D. Church calls this Plannck's second or corrected edition.
  • -  Imprint from ISTC.
  • -  LC copy has acquisition no. 1035E1 dated 1-25-[19]46. Signed binding: Riviere & Son.
  • -  Signatures: [1]⁴.
  • -  Title from caption, leaf [1]1.
  • -  Translated from the Spanish by Leandro di Cosco.
  • -  With: Columbus, Christopher. [Letter II (Sanchez). English] A letter of Christopher Columbus. [S.l.: s.n., between 1816 and 1899]
  • -  Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, volume 4, page 97 (IA. 18551)
  • -  Church, E.D. Catalogue of books relating to the discovery and early history of North and South America, 5
  • -  Copinger, W.A. Supplement to Hain's Repertorium bibliographicum, 5489
  • -  Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, 7177
  • -  Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, C-758
  • -  Hain, L. Repertorium bibliographicum, 54489* [sic, 5489*]
  • -  Harrisse, H. Bibliotheca americana vetustissima, 4
  • -  Incunabula Short Title Catalogue, ic00758000
  • -  Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 14630
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Medium

  • [8] p. ; 20 cm. (4to)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Incun. 1493 .C6

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 46031077

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Chicago citation style:

Columbus, Christopher, Stephan Plannck, Incunabula Collection, and Binder Riviere & Son. Epistola Christofori Colom, cui etas nostra multum debet, de Insulis Indie supra Gangem nuper inventis: Ad quas pergendas octauo antea mense auspiciis & ere inuictissemorum Fernandi & Helisabet Hispaniarum Regum missus fuerat: at magnificum dominum Gabrielem Sanchis ... missa. translateds by Cosco, Leandro Dilator [Rome, Italy: Stephan Plannck, after 29 Apr, 1493] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/46031077/.

APA citation style:

Columbus, C., Plannck, S., Incunabula Collection & Riviere & Son, B. (1493) Epistola Christofori Colom, cui etas nostra multum debet, de Insulis Indie supra Gangem nuper inventis: Ad quas pergendas octauo antea mense auspiciis & ere inuictissemorum Fernandi & Helisabet Hispaniarum Regum missus fuerat: at magnificum dominum Gabrielem Sanchis ... missa. Cosco, L. D., trans [Rome, Italy: Stephan Plannck, after 29 Apr] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/46031077/.

MLA citation style:

Columbus, Christopher, et al. Epistola Christofori Colom, cui etas nostra multum debet, de Insulis Indie supra Gangem nuper inventis: Ad quas pergendas octauo antea mense auspiciis & ere inuictissemorum Fernandi & Helisabet Hispaniarum Regum missus fuerat: at magnificum dominum Gabrielem Sanchis ... missa. trans by Cosco, Leandro Dilator [Rome, Italy: Stephan Plannck, after 29 Apr, 1493] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/46031077/>.