At the top of the first page the autograph ownership inscription of Sigismondo Pandolfo de Malatesta (1498-1543?), son of Pandolfo Malatesta. From the Gritti family archives. In Latin and Italian. Watermark: cardinal's hat, var. Briquet 3409 ... (1519-1527?). Paragraph marks, flourished initials (5 ll. f. 1r, 3 ll. f. 5r) and Columbus coat of arms all in the same brown ink as the text. The arms closely resemble those found in the Genoa codex of his Book of Privileges. Unbound. Placed in a boardpaper portfolio and leather-backed boardpaper slip-case. Cite as: Christopher Columbus, Epistola de Insulis de Novo Repertis. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Manuscript on paper of Christophorus Columbus (Christopher C.,1451-1506), Epistola de insulis de novo repertis. Relation of his first voyage to America (1492-1493), addressed to Raphael Sanchez and translated into Latin by Leander de Cosco, dated 14 March 1493. Probably copied from the edition Paris, [Guy Marchant, after 29 April 1493], GKW 7175, variant (a). With Bartholomaeus Columbus (Bartholomew C., c. 1460-1514), Descrizione della navigazione nel Mondo Nuovo. The text is in the wrong order, being probably copied from an exemplar in four pages, of which pages 2 and 3 were inverted. The manuscript should be read in the following order: (1) p. 1, lines 1 to 20 asai; (2) p. 2, lines 6 lavorate to 28 vidono di; (3) p. 1, line 20 dismontar to p. 2, line 6 corazze; (4) p. 2, line 29 bambaso to the end. Copied by one hand in Gothica Hybrida Formata verging to the Semitextualis, with a typographic outlook (but totally different from the printing type used in the presumed exemplar).
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval Italian literature -- 16th century Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven Navigation
North America -- Description and travel--Early works to 1800
Columbus, Christopher Cosco, Leandro di
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Related Exhibit or Resource:
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
Beinecke MS 740
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
Number of Pages: 12
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