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|Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato:||Online version:
Vespucci, Amerigo, 1451-1512.
Letters from a new world.
New York : Marsilio, c1992
|Persona incaricata:||Amerigo Vespucci; Amerigo Vespucci; Amerigo Vespucci|
|Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori:||
Amerigo Vespucci; Christopher Columbus; Luciano Formisano; Bartolomé de las Casas
|ISBN:||0941419622 9780941419628 0941419630 9780941419635|
|Note:||Appendix includes other texts including a letter of Christopher Columbus and excerpts from Las Casas's History of the Indies.|
|Descrizione:||xli, 214 p.,  leaves of plates : ill., maps, port., facsims. ; 22 cm.|
|Contenuti:||Foreword / Garry Wills --
Introduction / Luciano Formisano --
Letters of Amerigo Vespucci. Letter I to Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de'Medici. Letter II to Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de'Medici. Letter III to Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de'Medici. Letter IV Ridolfi Fragment. Letter V Mundus Novus. Letter VI Letter to Soderini --
App. A Letter of Columbus to his son concerning Vespucci --
App. B Letter of naturalization of Vespucci --
App. C Letter of appointment of Vespucci as "Pilot Major" --
App. D Excerpts from Waldseemuller's Cosmographiae Introductio --
App. E Excerpts from Las Casas's History of the Indies --
App. F Excerpts from Navarrete's Coleccion de los viajes.
|Titolo della serie:||Marsilio classics.|
|Altri titoli:||Mundus novus.
Amerigo Vespucci's discovery of America
|Responsabilità:||edited and with an introduction by Luciano Formisano ; foreword by Garry Wills ; translated by David Jacobson.|
Amerigo Vespucci (1452-1512) grew up in Florence during its heyday, in the company of genius - Machiavelli, Vasari and Botticelli. A member of the professional class, he was a scholar, scientist, diplomat, and master of self-promotion. Devoted to serving the Medici banking interests and the courts of Europe, Vespucci traveled as a pilot on the voyages of others, never leading his own, but claiming that some were his own. Despite the controversy surrounding his claims, he ended his career as Chief Pilot for the Spanish crown, a far cry from the disgrace and imprisonment that marked Columbus's final years.
The letters of Amerigo Vespucci, one of the founding texts in the history of modern America, are published here in their entirety for the first time in the English language. A selection of renaissance texts, including a letter by Christopher Columbus and excerpts from Bartolome de Las Casas's History of the Indies, provides further insight into the debate around the Florentine navigator's letters. A foreword by Garry Wills puts the debate in perspective for the contemporary reader.