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The Resource Paesi nouamenti retrouati & nouo mo[n]do da Alberico Vespucio florentino intitulato

Paesi nouamenti retrouati & nouo mo[n]do da Alberico Vespucio florentino intitulato

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Paesi nouamenti retrouati & nouo mo[n]do da Alberico Vespucio florentino intitulato
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Paesi nouamenti retrouati & nouo mo[n]do da Alberico Vespucio florentino intitulato
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Summary
First important collection of travel literature compiled by Fracanzano da Montalboddo, and one of the most important collections of voyages ever printed.
Citation location within source
  • 30
  • page 275
  • no. 12
  • V:1157-1158
Citation source
  • Church, E.D. Catalogue of books relating to the discovery and early history of North and South America
  • Short-title catalogue of books printed in Italy and of Italian books printed in other countries from 1465 to 1600 now in the British Museum
  • Ternaux-Compans, H. Bibliothèque américaine
  • Brunet, J.-C. Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres (5e éd.)
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Included are accounts of voyages and exploration of the Americas, as well as of important voyages in the Eastern Hemisphere. According to Printing and the mind of man (no. 42), it was "the most important vehicle for the dissemination throughout Renaissance Europe of the news of the great discoveries both in the east and the west." Explorations of note include the first three voyages of Columbus (1492-1500), third voyage of Amerigo Vespucci, to Brazil (1501-1502), Pedro Alvares Cabral's discovery of the coasts of Brazil, Guinea, and Venezuela in 1500-1501, Alvise da Cadamosto's explorations along the west African coast in 1456 (first time in print), and Vasco da Gama's explorations of Africa and India in 1497-1499; see Christie's catalog of the sale of the Frank S. Streeter Library, April 16-17, 2007
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Paesi nouamenti retrouati & nouo mo[n]do da Alberico Vespucio florentino intitulato
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Note
  • Second Italian edition, after the first printed in Vicenza in 1507
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Signatures: [maltese cross]4 a-v4
  • Last leaf (v4) is blank; see Brunet
  • Woodcuts: large title vignette; device of Giovanni Giacomo de Legnano on verso of leaf v3, featuring an angel holding the Host; central monogram "IHS;" around the circumference of the circle is the caption "Io. Iacomo e frat. de Legnano. M[ed]iol.;" text illustrated with four cartographic [?] diagrams; white-on-black foliated initials of different sizes, including a large (14-line) white-vine "E" at beginning of text
  • Text printed in roman type
Dimensions
21 cm (4to)
Extent
[168] pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: imperfect, final blank leaf (v4) wanting; first gathering ([maltese cross]4) supplied in facsimile. Bound in dark olive morocco paneled in gilt; ornamental gilt-stamped corner-pieces; in the center are the crest (gilt-stamped ram's head) and the initials "HT" of former owner French manufacturer Henri Ternaux-Compans; brown endpapers; top edges gilt. Engraved bookplate on front pastedown of Henry R. Wagner, featuring an owl sitting on an oil lamp, and motto "Otium sine litteris mors est." Bibliographic notes in a 19th-century hand, probably that of Ternaux-Compans, affixed to recto of front endleaf, noting that the present edition in Italian reproduced faithfully the text of the original edition printed in Vicenza in 1507; whereas the Latin translation of Milan 1508, and subsequent editions contained many alterations of the original text. In modern vellum slipcase. Gift of Justin Turner.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)16575367
  • ucoclc16575367
Label
Paesi nouamenti retrouati & nouo mo[n]do da Alberico Vespucio florentino intitulato
Publication
Note
  • Second Italian edition, after the first printed in Vicenza in 1507
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Signatures: [maltese cross]4 a-v4
  • Last leaf (v4) is blank; see Brunet
  • Woodcuts: large title vignette; device of Giovanni Giacomo de Legnano on verso of leaf v3, featuring an angel holding the Host; central monogram "IHS;" around the circumference of the circle is the caption "Io. Iacomo e frat. de Legnano. M[ed]iol.;" text illustrated with four cartographic [?] diagrams; white-on-black foliated initials of different sizes, including a large (14-line) white-vine "E" at beginning of text
  • Text printed in roman type
Dimensions
21 cm (4to)
Extent
[168] pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: imperfect, final blank leaf (v4) wanting; first gathering ([maltese cross]4) supplied in facsimile. Bound in dark olive morocco paneled in gilt; ornamental gilt-stamped corner-pieces; in the center are the crest (gilt-stamped ram's head) and the initials "HT" of former owner French manufacturer Henri Ternaux-Compans; brown endpapers; top edges gilt. Engraved bookplate on front pastedown of Henry R. Wagner, featuring an owl sitting on an oil lamp, and motto "Otium sine litteris mors est." Bibliographic notes in a 19th-century hand, probably that of Ternaux-Compans, affixed to recto of front endleaf, noting that the present edition in Italian reproduced faithfully the text of the original edition printed in Vicenza in 1507; whereas the Latin translation of Milan 1508, and subsequent editions contained many alterations of the original text. In modern vellum slipcase. Gift of Justin Turner.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)16575367
  • ucoclc16575367

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