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Pietro Martire d' Anghiera; Richard Eden; Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés; Antonio Pigafetta; William Powell; Richard Jugge; Catholic Church. Pope (1492-1503 : Alexander VI).; English Printing Collection (Library of Congress); John Boyd Thacher Collection (Library of Congress); Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
|Notes:||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, Edward. The first three English books on America. [?1511]-1555 A.D. Birmingham, 1885.
One of four variants with different publishers' names in the colophon.
Colophon: Imprynted at London in Paules Churchyarde at the signe of the Byble by Rychard Iug ..
With 13 final contents and errata leaves.
Map unnumbered, present in some copies only.
Errors in foliation: leaf 54 misprinted as 56, 56 as 54, 101 as 105, 109 as 105, 111 as 107, 307 as 306,
Signatures: [superscript pi][a]-b⁴ a-d⁴, A-4H⁴ 4I⁴(4I2+'4I2') 4K-4Z⁴ 5A⁶.
Printed in black letter.
Title, within a large ornamental border containing allegorical figures; initials and printed marginalia.
Library copy: Imperfect. Map wanting.
|Description:||, 309, , 310-361,  leaves,  leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 20 cm (4to)|
|Contents:||(from captions): The epistle of Peter Martyr --
Exemplar bullae seu donationis ... = The coppie of the Bull or donation, by th [sic] autoritie whe[r]eof, Pope Alexander the syxte ... --
The epistle of Maximilian Transiluane ... --
A briefe declaration of the vyage [sic] or nauigation made abowte the worlde ... / by master Antonie Pygafetta ... --
The debate and stryfe betwene the Spanyardes and Portugales ... / wrytten in the Spanyshe toonge by Francisco Lopez de Gomara --
Of the pole Antartike and the starres abowte the same ... / [Amerigo Vespucci] --
Of the north regions and of the moderate and continuall heate in coulde regions as well in the nyght as in the day in soomer season ... / [Jacob Ziegler] --
Exemplar epistolae seu literarum missiuarum quas illustrissimus Princeps Edvvardus, eius nominis sextus ... --
The coppie of the Duke of Moscouie and Emperour of Russia his letters, sent to Kinge Edwarde the Syxte --
Of the generation of metalles and their mynes with the maner of fynding the same / written in the Italien tounge by Vannuccius Biringuczius in his booke cauled Pyrotechnis ...
|Other Titles:||De orbe novo.|
|Responsibility:||Wrytten in the Latine tounge by Peter Martyr of Angleria ; and translated into Englysshe by Rycharde Eden.|
- Voyages and travels -- Early works to 1800.
- Indians -- Early works to 1800.
- Precious stones -- Early works to 1800.
- Spices -- Early works to 1800.
- America -- Early accounts to 1600.
- America -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.
- Russia -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
- Scandinavia -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
- Guinea -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
- China -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
- Discoveries in geography.
- Precious stones.
- Voyages and travels.