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Select Letters of Christopher Columbus
With Other Original Documents, Relating to His Four Voyages to the New World

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Hakluyt First Series

  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108007993

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  • The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. Volume 2, published in 1847, consists of letters of Christopher Columbus to the Treasurer of the King and Queen of Spain, describing his first, third and fourth voyages, and a letter from Diego Alvarez Chanca, a royal physician who went on the second voyage and reported his experiences to the town council of Seville. In this edition by R. H. Major, the letters are given in the original Latin and Spanish with an English translation, editor's preface, explanatory notes and index.

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    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108007993
    • length: 346 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    Editor's preface
    Introduction
    La lettera
    1. First voyage of Columbus
    2. Second voyage of Columbus
    3. Third voyage of Columbus
    4. Fourth voyage of Columbus
    Index.

  • Author

    Christopher Columbus

    Editor and Translator

    Richard Henry Major

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