9 June 2004
COLOMBO, Fernando (1488-1539). Historie del S. D. Fernando Colombo.... Milan: Girolamo Bordoni, .
8o (143 x 92 mm). Contemporary sheep-backed boards, gilt lettered red morocco spine label.
Second edition. The original Spanish edition was never published. "The author was born at Cordova, in 1487, became page to the prince, Don Juan, son and heir to Fernando and Isabella, in 1494. He accompanied his father in his fourth voyage of discovery in 1502, and, after the death of Columbus, made two voyages to the New World" (Sabin 14675). Alden and Landis 614/27; Palau 57210.
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