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The decades of the Newe Worlde or West India, conteynyng the nauigations and conquestes of the Spanyardes, with the particular description of the moste ryche and large landes and ilandes lately founde in the West Ocean perteyning to the inheritaunce of the kinges of Spayne. : In the which the diligent reader may not only consyder what commoditie may hereby chaunce to the hole Christian world in tyme to come, but also learne many secreates touchynge the lande, the sea, and the starres, very necessarie to be knowe[n] to al such as shal attempte any nauigations, or otherwise haue delite to beholde the strange and woonderfull woorkes of God and nature. Preview this item
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The decades of the Newe Worlde or West India, conteynyng the nauigations and conquestes of the Spanyardes, with the particular description of the moste ryche and large landes and ilandes lately founde in the West Ocean perteyning to the inheritaunce of the kinges of Spayne. : In the which the diligent reader may not only consyder what commoditie may hereby chaunce to the hole Christian world in tyme to come, but also learne many secreates touchynge the lande, the sea, and the starres, very necessarie to be knowe[n] to al such as shal attempte any nauigations, or otherwise haue delite to beholde the strange and woonderfull woorkes of God and nature.

Author: Pietro Martire d' Anghiera; Richard Eden; Alexander, Pope; Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés; Antonio Pigafetta
Publisher: Londini. : In ædibus Guilhelmi Powell. : Imprynted at London in Paules Churchyarde at the signe of the Bell by Roberte Coy., Anno. 1555.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pietro Martire d' Anghiera; Richard Eden; Alexander, Pope; Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés; Antonio Pigafetta
OCLC Number: 25974569
Notes: Translation, by Richard Eden, of: Petri Martyris ab Angleria Mediolanen. oratoris clarissimi ... De rebus oceanicis & Orbe nouo decades tres. Basel, 1533.
An account of decade 1-4 of De orbe novo; however, the fourth decade is given as an extract, as in the Latin edition of Basel, 1533.
The first English collection of voyages, including also contributions by or excerpts from Pope Alexander VI, Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, Antonio Pigafetta, and many others, edited by Richard Eden. For complete contents see Arber.
Second imprint from colophon.
Three other variants exist, differing, almost exclusively, in their colophons: Imprynted at London in Paules Churchyarde at the signe of the Byble by Richarde Iug; Imprynted at London in Lumbard streete at the signe of the Cradle by Edward Sutton; Imprinted at London in Paules Churchyarde at the signe of the Hedge hogge, by Wyllyam Seres.
Title surrounded by illustrative border.
Errors in foliation; however, leaf 131 correctly designated as such.
Cf. Arber, Edward. The first three English books on America, [? 1511]-1555 A.D. Birmingham, 1885.
Errata (leaf [13], at end).
For partial contents see E. Sutton variant, except for unnumbered leaf signed Iiii. ii. following leaf 312 which has headline: "The coppie of the Duke of Moscouie and Emperoure of Russia his letters, sent to Kinge Edwarde the syxte."
Description: [24], 312, [1], 313-361, [13] leaves, [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.
Other Titles: De orbe novo.
Decades of the Newe Worlde or West India
Responsibility: Wrytten in the Latine tounge by Peter Martyr of Angleria, and translated into Englysshe by Richarde Eden.

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