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HE present volume is not a contlnuation 
of the Bibliotheca Aìnericana Vetustis- 
sima, but a series of notes and additions 
intended to aid towards forming a 
complete list of works relating to the 
discovery, history and geography of America, printed 
previous to the year 1551. 

It will be found to contain one hundred and eighty-six 
articles, two thirds of which arenew to collectors of books 
which relate to the New World. The other third is 
composed chiefly of descriptions de visti, of extremely 
rare editions, which we had succincdy cited'on the 
authority of other bibliographers, or published only in 
the appendix to the B. A. V. 

Several of these additional titles present interesting 
and forgotten accounts of important events, or hereto- 
fore unknown translations and editions of leading works; 
but a great many must be viewed only in the light of 
brief allusions, destined to reflect and revive, after a 

. A. 

fii .... .. Jntroductio». 

I ■ ' 

lapse of severa! centuries, the impressions produced on 
the early poets and chroniclers, when first informed that 
Columbus, Vespuccius, Magellan, Cortez and Pizzarro, 
had discovered or conquered a new world. 

The critic who may feel disposed te compare the five 
hundred Works or editions which we have descrlbed, wìll 
find that they ali can be traced to very few originai 
texts, which were copied verbatim for half a century, 
frequently representing the heroes of diose marvellous 
adventures as stili living, many years after they had 
been dead. The translation made into Latin by De 
Cosco of Columbus's Epistle to Sanchez, Giovanni del 
Giocondo's version of Vespuccius 's third voyage, and the 
first decades of Peter IVIartyr, have evidendy supplied 
ali the facts used in the chronicles and coUecdons of 
voyages of the time. It is also worthy of notice that the 
historians of Franca, England and Portugal,' whose 
Works circulated so freely as late as the middle of the 
sixteenth century, seem to ignore entirely the wondrous 
events which have rendered the names of the discoverers 
and conquerors of America famous, while the plaquettes 
printed immediately on the return of the navigators 
and giving the first accounts of their discoveries, are 
known to us only through German or Italian translations 
published on the Rhine or at Venice.' No contempora- 
neous Spanish or Portuguese editions of Vespuccius's 

' J The Chronicles printed at Paris (1516, 1533, 1542), eontain no allu- 

by Ferrebouc in 1521, by Regnault sion whaicver to the New-World. 
in 1532, by Galliol du Pie, in 1,549, ' Mundus Nmus. (B. A. V. 

the numerous editions of La Mei- des N°s 22 — 31) "ex italica in latinam 

Histoires, Pynson's, Rastale's and Ben- linguam iocuwdus interpres hanc epi- 

ham'a editions of Fabian's Aiuials stolaiB vtrtit." 


Introduction. ili 

or Magellan's voyages bave come to our knowledge, 
and of Columbus's account of ariy of bis four voyages we 
know only of one printed in Spain. i 

I So few originai documents, the impossibility of gaining 
access to the archives of Spain, and, let it be said, the 
comparatively limited and transient effect produced upon 
the public mind by the discovery of America, serve to 
explain the briefhess of the accounts of Columbus's llfe 
and achievements to be found in the works printed 
during the first' half of the XVIth century. It is only 
after the year 1571, that the narratives assume import- 
ance or prolixity. A number of circumstances, more or 
less imaginary, are made to cluster around a few 
unquestionable facts; these are soon altered to borrow 
the form of marvellous events, olhers are coined boldly; 
and soon aftenvards we see Christopher Colum.bus issue 
from the accumulated efforts of chroniclers, poets and 
commentators, as a legendary hero and a saint. ; 

j The fàct is that the Admiral was simply a bold, 
practical man, perfectly alive to his personal interest, 
constantly at variance with every body, yet honest, 
energetic, persevering and good-hearted, neither better 

, I Copta, de la Lettera per Columbo Prcssilg Landi. (B. A. V. No. loo) 

I mandata. {B. A. V. No 36). "ceitainemcni tiaduit de l'italien", 

"EI nuouo Mondo de Lengne says Humboldt. 

■ Spagnole interpretato" (/ijj^, 5. /i. f'. Trainlation uss hisfanìsc/ier Sprark 

! No. 48). sii Frantz'àfisch gemadit. (B. A. V. 

UinerariunPbrtuga!lesìam.\B.A.V. No. 113). 

' No. 58) "ex vernaculo ' sermone in Newe Zeylung auss Hìspanìeit UKd 

jji laiinnm traductum." Italien. {3. A. V. No. 195). 

ìj I Quatuor Amerùi Vespuecti naulga- Copfy etlkher òrteff Jti/ra, No. loS). 

tìorus. {B. A. y. No. 44) "ex gallico What has bccome of ali those 

in latinum." Spanish, Italian and Freneh ori. 

! Cofia iti- ftemen Ztytunj;- auss ginais? 

IV , Ink-tductìtn. 

nor worse than the Genoese of his time; and who, in 

after life, lost his well-balanced mind with the thought, 
long and perseveringly entertained, that the world was 
soon coming to an end, and that he h^d been created 
by the Almighty for the sole and exclusive purpose of 
disclosing a great terrestrial secret before the im- 
pending cataclysm. AH of which, we regret to say, was 
a mere freak of imagination. Had Columbus never 
existed, the New- World would have been discovered 
nevertheless just seven years later, on the 2 2d day of 
Aprii, 1500, by Fedro Alvarez Cabrai.' 

Hcwever paradoxical, the opinion can even be ad- 
vanced that Christopher Columbus had long been aware 
of the existence, and spurned the idea of visiting, what 
is called the American Continenti that at no time did he 
suspect he had found a new world; that had he known 
before starting in 1492 he was to discover it, the pro- 
bability is that he would not have gone; and finally that 
no news could have been more unpalatable to him than 
to be informed on his death-bed, that he had actually 
discovered what we cali America. 

I The change which we have noticed in the public 
appreciation of the achievements of Columbus, can easily 
be traced to the publication made at Venice in 1571 of 
a history of the Admiral, ascribed to Fernando Columbus 
and considered by ali historians (none of whom ever 
questioned the authenticity of the work) as the "Corner- 
stone of the History of the American Continent."^ 
Unfortunately, the Historie et vera relatione della vita. 

■ See infra, No. l8, page 24. voyages 0/ Christopher Columòus, Ap- 

2 Washington Irving, Li/e and pendìx No. iii, 

Introdmctìon. V 

é de fatti del* Ammiraglio D. Christoforo Colombo, as 
ìt stands, is apocryphal. It was not originally written 
by the son of the bold navigator, and many of the 
circumstances it relates have to he challenged and 
weighed with the utmost care and impartlality, before 
they can be accepted hereafter by criticai historians as 
a basis for a history of Christopher Colambus or a 
reliable narrative of his exploits/ 


It fs curious to notioe how few of the originai books 
relating to the early history of the New- World C2.n be 
found in the public libraries of Europe. There is not a 
literary institution, however rich and ancient, which, in 
this respect, could compare with three or four private 
libraries in America. The Marciana at Venice is pro- 
bably the richest, yet its superiority lies within the 
covers of two or three plain quarto volumes which do 
not even bear a separate title.^ The Trlvulziana at 
Milan can boast of several great rarities.' In the Am- 

» See our D. Fernando Colon, Vespu<:ci, the fourth Columbus, the 

Historiador de su Padre, Ensayo Pacfi oi l^o"] , 1512, 1519, the oralion 

Critico. Sevilla, iniprenta que fué of CarvajaI, the ihird edition of the 

de Geofrin, 187 1, 410. Dati poeni, and a Seyllacto, the fly 

2 They belong to a very numerous leaf of which is covered wiih valaable 
series of Miscellanea (Nos. 1257, 1873, annotations in the hand-writing of 
2572,) coUected at the begiiining of ihe learned and trustworthy Ma2- 
this century by Morelli, and contain zuchelli. He quotes, we recoUect, 
the Libretto, the Lettera rarissima, four the Biblioteca Cenobii IVein^arteii, 
Vespucci, the first Columbus, and the The Seyllacto in the Lenoxiana carne 
undescribed account of the Grijalva originally frora the Olivieri collection 
expedition (infra. No. 60). in Ferrara, from which it passed into 

3 It contains one of the undescribed the library of Marquis Saporetti. 


vi Introductton. 

brosiana, we have only seen the rarissime plaquette, 
now preservaci in the Salla del Prefeto, and so well- 
known through Marquis d'Adda's facsimile edition. This 
originai Spanish text of the iìrst letter of Columbus is 
octavo for size, printed in very rough semi-gothic type, 
and bound in red morocco. Marquis d'Adda's and DaeUi's 
texts are extremely correct. We should state, howevef, 
tìiat nowhere in the originai did we find the name of 
Luis de Santangel. It is simply addressed to the "Escri- 
bano de racion."' 

There are two other copies of Seyl- been originally presetved in tfte 

toiio; one in the Library of the Colegio Mayor de Cuenca (firimera 

F^lace, at Madrid, the other at epistola del Almirante don Cristobal 

Copenhagen in the BibHotheca Thot- Colon, ed. por D. Genaro H. de Vo- 

tiana, now merged into the Royal lafan. Valencia, 1858, 8°, and Carta 

Library. de Cristobal Colon, por il seudònimo 

The magnificent collection known de Valencia. ViennaJ 1869, 120). 
as the Triviilziana, was commenced In the introduction to these in- 
by, Carlo Tiivukio, a learned abbé, teresting volumes, the editor ex- 
to'wards the dose of the last century. presses the opinion that Columbus 
At his death it was divided between instead of two letters wrote only 
his four nephews. Afterwards, the one concerning his first voyage. We 
Princess Belgiojoso, daughter of Giro- believe that ihe Adnilral did actually 
lamo Tfivulzio, inherited two parts, write two epistles: one, apparently 
which are stili preserved in her officiai, to Gabriel Sanchez, the 
palaces in the country. The other Crown Treasurer, the oiher, to Luis 
two parts beeame under the en- de Santangel, the "Esctibano de 
lightened direction of Giovanni Già- Racion," or Steward of the House- 
corno and Georgio Trivulzio, the hold of Aragon. I 
BibUotheca Triyulziana, such as we In the first place, we shonld not 
see it at present in the palace of forget that the language used by the 
the Piazza di S. Alessandro at Milan. Catholic Kings in iheir letter inviting 
It Ì3 in the custody of the most kind Columbus to repair to the Court 
and obliging Marchionness Rinuccini (Navarrete, Docum, Diplom. No. XV."] 
TrWnlzio. implies more letters than one. "Vimos 

' M. de VaTnhagen has pnblished vuestras letras", said Ferdinand and 

pseudonymously a Spanish text of Isabella, instead of "Vaestra letra" ( 

this letter, borrowed from a MS. of or "Vuestra Carta." ^' 

the XVIth century, said to have In the second place, if the substMlce 

Itttvoduction. vB 

In Rome, what was shown us of the Vatican library, 
proved to be of no interest whatever; and but for the 
Biblioteca Casatenense, where the obliging Dominican 
friars enabled us to search every corner of their 
hospitable library, we might have left the present capital 
of Italy without securing a single note. We found in 
this collection, better known as La Minerva, a curious 
and undescribed Vespuccms, and the Apologia of Se- 
pulveda. {infra. No. 12, and No. 186). 

In the Magliabecchiana, at Florence, severa! of their 
leading works on America are preserved within the 
portefolio of Alexander Zorzi who, in preparing a new 
edition of the Paesi, collected a few valuable plaquettes, ' 
one of which is the interesting Lettera a Dcnt Lope, 
about Perù; {in/7'a, No. 1 1 8 and frontispiece). • 

In the Vienna Imperiai library, we saw a September 
Cosmographice Introductio, severa! German Vespucd, 
a set of Cortez's Cartas, one of the two copies known of 
Lud's Spendi oròis, and the Foscarifti Mss. 

is the sanie in the two epistles which -name to Cabriel Sanchei, while the 

have come down to us, theie are Anibrosian plaqueite is expressly ad» 

variations which show that in making dressed to "V Escribano de Radon," 

the two drafts, intentional allerations an office which we know by Zurita 

were introduced. (Historia del Mi Hemando, lib. I, 

The Navarrete and Ambrosian texts cap. X, lib. xvi, cap. XXV) to have 

(which are identica!) are dated "sobre been held in 1493 by Luis dt 

las yslas de Canaria a. XV. de Santangei. 4 

Febrero," and contain a kind of These differences lead us to thintt 

post-scriptum which is neithcr in De that the Navarrete and Ambrosian 

Cosco's latin translation nor in the lexts give the leiter to Luis de 

Cuenca-Volafan lext. Santangei, whilst the Cnenca-Volafan 

The Cuenca-Volafan text, on thè codex may be, as its le.vned editor 

other hand, is daled "sobre la isla supposes, the of the version 

de &••. Maria, 18 de Febrero," and made into Latin, probably at Bar- 

does not contain the post-scriptura. celona, by the Catalan Aliander 

Nor is that ali. It is directcd by (Alexander?) de Cosco. ., - 

vili Introduction. 

In the Royal Library, at Munich, where they ofier 
sudi sfi'eat facilities to students, we examined two 
editions of the Newe Zdiung auss Presilg Landt, a 
second May Ccsniographice Introductio, a Paesi of 
1507, the Peisr Martyrs of 151 1 and 15 16; the block 
leaf described in the B. A. V. under the date of 1497, 
the three Cartas of Cortez, several Vespucci, two of the 
Columbus letters, one of which is the illustrated edition, 
first described by Hain, and reproduced in fac-simile by 

In Madrid, the library of the Department of Public 
Works (de Fomento) possesses, sinqe the famous Biblio- 
teca de la Romana has been added to it, the Tenera 
and Quarta Cartas of Cortez, in duplicate, and the 
Segimda; three Peter Martyrs of 151 1, two of which 
belong to an edition made without the map, and differing 
in other respects from the copy which we have described 
in the B. A. V. (No. 66), the Oviedo of 1526, the 
Mexican Doctritia of 1543, and the celebrated Ordi- 
ìianzas of the same year. The library of the Palace is 
as well supplied in precious works on American history. 
We noticed a volume containing the Ordinanzas of 
'543' 1553 ''.nd 1556, the Tercera Carta oi Qorì.&z'vn. 
duplicate, a Vespuccius [B. A. V. No. 23) and a Scyllacio. 

In Barcelona we found in a private library a complete 
copy, and in the Biblioteca de San Juan fragmerits, of 
the Sentencias Catholicas of Jaime Ferrer {B. A. V. 
No. 261), which is one of the rarest books in existence, 

' It is the ocl.ivo cdilion with remark that tlie signatures are coni- 

woodcuts, but lacking ihe two leaves plele in bolh, and therefore the 

which are in the Libri copy, now supplementary leaves represent only a 

in the Lenoxinna. Il is worthy of cover, which may noi be of the rime. 

Introduction. - ix 

But we did not wish to leave the city without investiga- 
ting, under the guidance of its erudite keeper, Mr. de 
Bofarull, the celebrated archives of the Crown of Aragon. 
Wé saw a collection of Dietarios, which is complete from 
the year 141 1 almost to the present time. The first is 
an officiai diary, called Dietarix de trienni; the second, 
a record kept by the clerks of the Municipality; the 
third, a series of annals hearing the title of ''Anals 
consulars de la ciutat de Barcelona formats de las mes 
principals antiguats, prerrogativas y successos de ella'.' 
Although these Journals mention day by day the events 
which transpired in the city, even the most insignificant, 
as for instance a rain storm or a fire, there is not a single 
notice of the arrivai of Columbus at Barcelona oa his 
return from the New World in Aprii 1493. We only 
found an entry, which may by induction enable us to fix 
the time of the Admiral's presence in the city. 

Agostino Giustiniani " and Paolo hiteriano "" state that 
when Francesco Marchisio- and Gian Antonio Grimaldi, 
the Genoese Ambassadors, left Spain to return to Genoa, 
they were informed by Ferdinand and Isabella of the 
discovery achieved by Columbus. Under the date of 

' "Di qiiesi' anno 1493, ritornarono in Tradizioni sloriche sulla patria di 

Francesco Marchisio dottore, et Gian Cristoforo Colombo. Genova, 185J, 

Antonio Grimaldi, Ambasciatori dai 12110, p. 24 

Re di Spagna, coi quali fecero la 2 "Et perche la Republ. era in ai- 
pace et le condizioni furono honore, cune alteiationi co Ferdinàdo Re di 
voli et utili per la Repubblica, come Castiglia & la Reina Isabella venuti, 
si può vedere in essa pace laquale mandaronsi loro Francesco Marchesio, 
si conserva nell' archivio pubblico, & Ciò. Antonio Grimaldo per Oratori 
et questi Ambasciatori fecero certis- a comporle, nel cui ritorno fu por- 
sima fede et relatione della navigazione tata la certezza del glorioso dis- 
di Colombo, qual si era nuovamente coprimento." P. hileriano, Ristretto 
da lui ritrovata," Giustiniani, Annali, d. Uist. Genovesi, fol. 227. 


X 1 ìniroduciioìl. 

Aprii loth 1493, we find in the Dielaris de triertni Ùi& 
following entry: ì 

"A quest dia intraren en Barchinonà on la majestad 
del S. Rey nostre ere los ambassadors de Genoua a la 
sua excellencias tramesos." 1 

It is probable therefore that the Àdmiral obeyed in 
-the first week of Aprii, the summons sent him on the 
30th of March 1493;' unless we suppose that the 
Catholic Kings only communicated to the Genoese 
Ambassadors the "letras" which had been received 
from Columbus two weeks before. j 

In Toledo, we ascertained that the fragments of the 
first book printed in Mexico, called Maiinal de Adullos, 
\Vhich were preserved in the Biblioteca Provincia], had 
lately disappeared ; ' but we found in the volume in 
which those three valuable leaves had been bound, an 
undescribed Doctrina Christiana published in Mexico 
at the time of the introduction of the art of printing.^ \ 

In the Escoriai, Ave only saw the Mss. of two extre- 
mely curious works on the Incas of Peru^ and one on 

' Navarrete, Doc. Diplom. No. XV. qtie los indios Uainaion CAPAC CUNA 

• Tliey bave been since discovered qiie fueron Seiiores en la cindad dtl 

on 3 book stali in London, bound Ctizco .... Agora tiiceuamcnte tradu- 

separ.itely, wilh the addition of a cido i recopilado de Iciigua yndia de 

spurious book piate, tolead purchasers los naiurales del Perù por yuan de 

lo bclieve that the volume carne origi- Betanzos vecino de la gran ciudad del 

iially from the library of the Duke Cineo. (L. 7_. 5. fol. 198.) 

■of Sussex. Tliere thrce leaves have Relation de la sii(eswn y goUerno 

been published in facsimile in the de los yngas Seiiores naiurales que 

Spanish tianslalion of the chapter fueron de las proviiicias del Perù. 

of the B. A. V. which treats of the (L. 7. 5. fol. 10.) 

introduction of printing in America. This is the work which Prescott 

Cf. iìifra. No. 123. crroneously ascribed (Conj?««/<'/i'V/-«, 

3 Infra, No. 125. Voi. I, p. 175; to Juan Sarniiento. 

i Siima y narra^ion de los yrigas U was only addi essed by ihe unkiiown 

Ì7iirodtichon. xi 

the early history of Mexico,' which the Academy ot 
Hìstory of Madrid may. yet publish. j 

In Genoa, Verona, Padova, Ferrara, Naples, Basle, 
Inspruck, Grenada, and Cordova, we faiied to find any 
hook or manuscript relatlng to America, which deserved 
a mention. In the National Library at Paris, they only 
possess the Columòus printed by Guyot Marchant, the 
Vespuccius of Gilles de Gourmont and the Verdadèra 
Relacion of N. de Albenino, ali of which have been already 
described in the B. A. V. (N°' 5, 28, 290). As to the 
British Museum, it is now so rich in this class pf works that 
a description would require a separate chapter. 

The Continental libraries were, a quarter of a century 
ago, richer in important works relating to America than 
they are at present. The first and fourth Cohimbus 
lettera "^ and three Latin Vespucci have disappeared in 
the last fifteen years from the Royal library at Munich; 
the Cohimbus of the Casatenense, the Vespuccius in the 
Escoriai and the illustrated Cóhinibus in the Brera, have 
been stolen, but the latter was certainly taken prior to 
the inventory made in 1841. Several Vespucci have 
also disappeared from the Paris public libraries. The 
descriptions in the Catalogues are not sufficiently minute 

author lo Sarmiento, who then held that of late years several have been 

the office of President of ihe Royal discovered. They ali belong to 

Council of the Indias. Plannck's corrected edition {B. A. V. 

I Relacion de las cerimonia! y ritos No. 4). In addition to the copies 

y poblacion y gobeniacion de los yndios already nientioiied, we notice one in the 

de la provincia de Mechuacan. Hecha Hamburg Commercial Library, anolher 

al iluslrisimo Seiior don Antonio de in Duke d'Auniale's at Twickenhani 

Mendoza virrey y gobernador desta and a third in the library of Mr. Henry 

Ntieva Espaha. (Iv. 6. 5.) Huth's in London. Mr. Quaritch had 

' The Epistles of Columbus are also one advertised in his Catalogue 

very rare; yet it is worthy of notice for June 1871. 

xii Introduction. 

to enable us to define ali the editions, but there is no 
doubt that the copy stolen frorn the Paris National 
Library was a Hupfuff, whilst one of those taken from 
the Mazariné was a Gilles de Gourmont 

The Colombina, at Sevilla, once possessed the fol- 
lowing Works, the description of which we copy from 
the catalogue written by Fernando Columbus himself: 

Christofori Colon epistola de inuentione Indiarti ex 
hispano in latinum tradtuta per leonardum de eosco.'' 

Chrisiophof7is Colon. Epistola ad Gabrielem^ 

Christophor. Colon. De la nauigatìone dispanie in 
India en Toscano? 

Chris to/oro Colon. Letra etwiada al escrittano de 
rado a. 1493. En Catalan.'' 

Amerigo 7iespnci. Mundus ncnius? 

Lettera di Amerigo Vesp7icci. Es en Toscano^ 

Libro de tuta la nauigatione del. re? 

« The nanie Leonardus implies that cerning this "escribano de racion," 

it was either No. 3 or No. 4 of the and his connection with the fitting 

B. A. V., as ali the olhers read out of Columbus's expedition, if we 

Aliander, 'which is probably meant may judge from a note in Amat's 

for Aleiandro. De Cosco is a Catalan Diccìonario de Escritores Caialanes, 

name, and there are stili several and vvhat several learned bibliogra- 

families co called in Barcelona. The phers told us in Barcelona, certaiii 

name Alejandro, on the other band, documents of importance may yet 

is freqiiently sten in Catalonia, whilst come to light. 

that of Leandro or Leonardo is 5 II is an account of the third 

alìogether unknown in that country, voyage, the only one which was 

= Probably the sanie edition, as in published separately. There are at 

B. A. V. Nos I, 2, 5 and 6, Gabriel least thirteen latin editions which erroneously called Raphael, bear the title of Mundus Nouus. 

3 It seenis to be B. A. V. No. 36 See infra Nos 12, 13 14, and B- A. V. 
f^z. Lettera rarissima)) Nos. 22— 3I. 

4 We bave niade the greatest efforls * The famous collection of the four 
while in Barcelona to find this version voyages. B. A. V. No. 87. 

in the Catalan language of the letter 7 B. A. V. No. 32, and in/ra 
addressed to Luis do Santangel. Con- No. 16. ^ 

Introduction. xììi 

Cosmogr. ìnirodtccL & qìiathioramer. vespucc. navigai.'' 
Gualterms lugdonensis (sic) speaihim orbis. 1512.° 
Littera mandata de la Instila de Ctiba de India, 1519.-' 
Viagio ed paese de lisola de loro trouato per Juan de 

Ali these works, with nearly ten thousand more, bave 
long silice disappeared from the Biblioteca Colombina; 
but this institution stili possesses the Peter Martyr of 
1 5 1 1 , to which has been added a manuscript map on 
vellum of the island of Hispaniola, which seems to us to 
be rhe work of Bartholomew Columbus, although it is 
ascribed to his brother Christopher; the Valencia edition 
of the Quarta Carta of Cortez {B. A. V. No. i38),5 of 
which the specimen in the Browniana was supposed to 
be the only copy in existence; the Venice Varthona of 
1522, the Enciso of 1519 and the Annals of Giustiniani. 
None of those books bears a single manuscript note.* 

But what constitutes at present one of the chief objects 
of curiosity and interest in the library, consists of four 
volumes, which once belonged to the Admiral himself. 

The first is the Ms. known as the Libro de Pro/ecias, 
but the title of which is: 

Liber sive Manipìdus de autoritatibus, dictis ac sen- 
tentiis et prophetiis circa materiani recuperando Sancte 

• The ediiion of Strasburg 1509, 5 It is bound in the sanie volume 

with the foUowing note : "costo 5 with the Ms. Oviedo, which ends with 

sueldo en venetia. Julio 1521." the curious note in the handwriting 

2 Lud's work, B. A. V. No. 49, of the latter: "por mis pecados se me 
but a later edition, if the figures 1513 ahogó un solo hijo que me quedaba." 
actually mean a date. 6 Fot more ampie details con- 

3 Infra No. 60. cerning the Biblioteca Colombina, 

4 We know this work only Ihrough cf. D. Feyhando Colon, Historiador dt 
the Gernian translation, B. A. V. su Padre, with facsimile of D. Fer- 
ino- 102. C_ nando's Re^iirum, 

3dv Inivoducttott. 

Civitatis ei montis Dei Syon, oc mvèntioms et con- 
versìonis insularum Indtq et omnium gentium atque 
nattonum, ad Ferdmandwn et Helisabeth reges nosiros 

i It is a smàll folio of eighty-four leaves, incomplete, 
written in a large, bold yet juvenile hand, vvhich bears 
no resemblance whatever to the small, angular, neat, 
handwriting of the Admiral, as we see it in the letters 
signpd by him. Our impression is that it is a copy of 
the extracts furnished by Ceispàr Gorricio, made by 
Fernando, when he was a lad, under the direction of his 
father, who doubtiess wrote the annotations and the 
letter addressed to the Catholic Kings.' 
' The second hook is the translation into Latin of Marco 
Polo, made towards the year 1320 by the monk Francis 
de Pepuris, and probably printed at Antwerp by Gerard 
de Leu, circa 1485, under the title of: 

jyilo0u^ : lificc bfii marci pauli bc bencdj^ ìxt co 11 
fuEtudtnffiu^ Et cótitcionffiup oricntaìui rcgianu c]c 
hulgari in lartnii Crabuctu^ pcc fratta ftandécu || ùe 
pepuri^ tic fiDnania. Il 

I The margins of this small octavo of seventy-four un- 
numbered leaves contain many of the signs, such as 
doublé crosses and hands with an extended finger, which 
Columbus used frequently, but the notes are wholly in- 

The third Is a collection of twelve tracts written by 
Pierre D'Ailly or "Alyaco," and one by Gerson. It is 
known under the title of Ymago Mundi or treatise de 

• See the excellent analysis of this puerile inferences, in Gallardo'i Eii- 
curious medley of fjuotations nnd sa^/o, Voi. II, ccl. 500. 

ìniroduction. Kv 

Imagine Mundi, and forms a small black-letter folio of 
1 84 unnumbered leaves, sine anno aut loco, but supposed 
by Humboldt," on the authority of Jean Lannoi, to bave 
been printed in 1490. The diagrams are coloured, and 
margins covered with notes, the most important of which 
has been made known by Messrs. de Varnhagen ' and 

The fourth book is: 

impressioni Venetiis dedicta: per lohanìiem de co-\\lonia 
sociu7n^9 eiìis Iohmi7iem mantheìi de Gherretzem anno\ 
millesimo : cccclxxvii. ]| 

It is a small folio of 105 unnumbered leaves, printed 
in roman characters, with a leaf containing a diagram 
coloured by band, and a great many marginai notes. 
The last four leaves are filled with Ms. ex'tracts from St, 
Augustin and Josephus, of no importance whatever, 
but one, of the fly leaves exhibits, in the handwriting 
of Christopher Columbus, the long sought, long con- 
troverted letter addressed by Toscanelli to Fernam 
Martinz in 1 474, but in the originai Latin. 

The importance of this document is such that our 
readers will doubtless excuse our inserting it verbatim 
et literatim. 

\. > Essai Crili/jue, Voi. I, p. 62, and deckungen, p. 1 12. The author adds : 

Olir JW)/« «n Ci5^fn^«j, for pliotograph "von der hand des.Barlolomé Colon, 

cf one of the annotated leaves. welche Las Casas (lib. i, cap. 26) 

' ' Bulletin de la Soditi de Ch^rapìùe, recht gut kannte, folgende Rand- 

Janviet 1858, p. 71. glosse in Itiimmerlicher und fehier- 

J CatkkhU dts ZtìtaìUi-i do Eat- hafter Sprache," ; 

xvi Intvodmtion. 

Copia mifa xpofaro colonbo p paulu fixicu cu 
vna carta nauigac'' || 
Ferdinado martini canonico vlix'' paulus phiiìcus 
falute//à. tua valitudine de gra : familiaritate 9 rege 
vro genero[fifr]imo [t] magniiìcétiffimo ^ncipe 
iociad] ITI fuit intelligere / cii tecù allias locutf su 
de breuiori via ad loca aromatù p maritima nauigac'' 
^ sit ea cp facitr p guinea/querit nuc . S. rex. anie 
quadas declarac'^ ymo potius ad occulii oilenfione 
vt etias mediocter doti illa via capet x intelligerét/ 
Ego aute ^ vis coglca pofle hoc ostédi p forma 
fperica vt e mùdus til determinaui. p faciliori in- 
telligence ac etia p faciliori opa/oftédere via illa 
p cp carte nauigac'' iìiit illud declarare/Mito ergo 
fue , M. carta maiiibs meis facta i q defignt" litora 
vra X infule ex qbs incipiatt interfacere ver fu s 
occafu fenp x loca ad que debeatf puenire x ^tij 
a polo vi a linea eqnotiali debeatf declinare x p 
^tii spaciù. f p quot miliaif debeatf puenire ad loca 
fertilifilma oius aromatu x gemaru/t no miremini 
si voco occidentales ptes if fùt ardmata 9 cóiter 
dicat" oriétales qa nauigatibs ad occidéte fenp illc 
ptes inueniùt'' p fubterraneas nauigaciones / si eni 
p terra : p fupiora itinera ad oriéte fenp repirétV ' 
linee ergo recte i longitudine carte sigre ofl:éd\3.t 
diftanc''* ab oriété' verfus occidés q auté tranfuerfe 

< Ltg'^s: repencBUir. 2 oriente. 

Jntroduciion, xvlì 

ft ortédut fpacia ameridie verfus feptent*'/notaui 
auté i carta diuerfa loca ad q puenire potestf ^ 
malori noticia nauig"" . f . vett vk cafu aliq alibi ^ 
exiftimarét venirét / ptin' aute vt oftedat incolis 
ipos hre notic^' / aliqua paté illius ^ debebit ée 
iocud] fatf/nó cófidat' auf //in infulis lì mercatores/ 
aferit' ibi eni tanta copia nauiganc"' efl: 9 mercimo- 
nijs vt i toto reliq orbe no fit flcuti i vno porru 
nobilifìmo vocato salto / aferùt eni centù naues 
piperis mag i eo portu fingulis anis deferri / sine 
aliis nauibs portantibs alila aromata / pat'a Illa eli: 
populatifima ditifima multitudine puinciay t regnoy 
: ciuitatu fine numero / fub vno pncipe q dicit" 
magnus kan ^ nome figficat i latino rex regu/ 
cuius fedes t refidencia é vt plimii i puincia katay/ 
antiqui sui defiderabat cóforclu xpianoz; la (ut/ 
200/aiil^* mifcer'' ad papa : pofhilabat plurlmos 
dotos i fide vt llluminarentur/sed q miffi il Inpedlti 
i itinere redler' / etia tpr Eugeni) venir vnus ad 
eugeniù q de benluolétla mag erga xplanos afirmabat 
t ego fecu longo fermone locut^ fu de multf de 
mandine edificio^ regalili t de ma^tudine fluuiu 
i latitudine i longitudine mirabili : de multitudine 
ciuitatu i ripls fluuiu vt in vno flumlé/200 / e" 
cluitates fint pfiiirute x potes marmorei mag 
latltudlnis i longitudinls vndl ^ colonpnis ornati/ 

' partim. 4 anni. 

2 considunt. 5 miserunt. 

} asseritur, 6 circa. 

xviil Introdudion. ' 

hec pat'a digna e vt p latinos queratVno folu qa 
lucra ingcncia ex ea capi pofùt auri argenti gemay 
ois generis x aromatii que nuo^ ad nos deferiìt''/ 
vei2 pp doctos viros philosofos t astrologos pitos 
X qb] ingenijs i artibs ita potes x magfìca puicia 
giìbernét" ac etia bella pducat / hec ^ ali^tula 
fatì.fftic[tione] ad fua petic"' ^tu breuitas tpris 
dedit X occupac" mee pcepfcer' ' pat^ ìfutuj; regie 
mdefraci c^cu voler larius fatiffacere / data fior' 
25 iunij 1474/// 

A ■ chàtate vlix" p occideté indirecto stit / 2 6 / 
fpacia I carta figta q!? qlibs ht miliaria// 250/ 
vf^ ad nobilifìma : max''' ciuitatS quìfay circuit 
eni centu miliar' x ht potes dece i nome eius 
fonat/zcira del cielo // ciuitas celi x itmlta mirada 
deea narrant" de multimdine artiiiciii x de.reditibs/ 
hoc fpac"' efì: fere tercia pars tocius fpere/que 
ciuitas e i pnlcia magi/.f. vicina puincie katay 
i q refidencia terre regia eil / sed ab infula antilia 
vob] nota ad infula nobilifìma cippagu fut dece 
fpacia é eni illa infula fertilifima auro margaritis 
: gémis X auro folido coopiunt tenpla x domos 
regias/ita ^ p ygnota itinera no magna maris 
fpacia tranfeùdu/ multa fortalTe éent apitus' decla- 
rada |3 diligens confiderator p hec poterit ex fé 
ipo reliq pfpicere/vale dilectifime/ 

« conce»erunt. » apertius. 


ìntrodudion. xix 


A diligent search ìnto the archives of the fourteen 
towns or hamlets or\ the Comiche road, which claim to 
have given birth to the great navigator, failed to bring 
to light any nev/ document concerning his early life. 
We found only traditions, either extremely vague or 
arising from a few deeds signed by some Colombo in 
the first hah'' of the XVth century, ali of which have been 
duly set forth by Casoni,' Isnardi^ and the authors already 
mentioned in the B. A. V. and Notes on Columbus. 
Stili, new pamphlets and books appear occasionally to 
bolster the claims of this or that locab'ty. Just at present, 
an effort is being made in favour of Terra-Rossa,^ with 
no better proofs than those already alleged. 

We were in hopes that the archives of the city of 
Genoa might be richer, but there again we were dis- 

» Annali della RipptMka di Genova, We should add, in favor of Cugureo, 

Genova, 1708, fol. p. 27. Interiano, Ristretto delle Historie Geno- 

i Numi doeiimenii originali, QzTiovì, vesi, hncca, 1558. 410,1.227; Herck- 

1840, Svo. mans Zeevartslofs, Amsterdam, 1634, 

3 "Terra-rossa, Commune de Ga- 4to, p. 157; For Genoa, Fernando 

relli, Chatelnie de Montabolo, valle'e Columbus' last will and testament, as 

Eupérieure d'Oneglia." Letter from published by Eustaquio Fernandez da 

Mr. Musso to Hon. Mr. Marsh, oar Navarrete, in Colec. de Documenlos 

Minister at Florence. See also the ineditos, Voi. xvi; Sanguinetti, Vita 

genealogica! tree published at Genoa di Cristoforo Colombo, Genova, 1846, 

in 1857 by Giuseppe Banchero, and 8vo; For Milan, Domingo de Valtenas, 

0. A. Dondero, Storia di Fontabuona, Compendio de algiinas cosas de Espana; 

Genova, 1S53, Svo. see Infra No. 1S3. I 

The circle is even e.-<tending, for As to the claims of Calvi, in Cor- 

according to M. Charton {Voyagmrs sica, they v/ere based on the alleged 

Modernes, Paris i86j, p. 76), "M. assertion of M. Giubega that when 

Rochefoit Labouisse a cherché à after the destruction of the archives 

établir qac Christophe Colomb était of Corsica by the English, a ncw 

d'origine Ciar.jaise." census was ordered by M. de Serres, 

!xx' introdudion. 

appointed. We then turned our attention to the records 

of the celebrated Bank of St. Georges, which are nearly 

intact from the year 1179 to the present date; but 

although its obliging librarians threw ali doors open to 

US, our search proved fruitless, even in the Cartularii, 

which, we thought, mìght contain the correspondence 

with the Spanish Government when an attempt was 

doubtless made to collect the lo^jo of the revenue arising 

from the newly discovered lands, which were assigned to 

the Bank of St. Georges, by Columbus, Aprii 2d, 1 502, for 

the purpose of diminishing the tax on eatables. The letter 

conveying the gift, and the Libro de traslados de cartas 

y atro de mi \sii\ privilegios en una barjata de cordovan 
Colorado en su serrada de piata" mentioned by the Admiral 
in his letter of December 2 8th 1504, are now preserved 
(minus the silver clasps) in the Custodia of the City Hall 
of Genoa, together with Paganini's fiddle, 

!-= As to manuscript maps in the archives of the Bank, 
we only saw several vellum charts, ali referring to Sar- 
dinia, Corsica and the East. The Genoese were among 
the best hydrographers of the XVIth Century, as may 
be seen from Mr. Belgrano's description' of the charts 

he foimd in the parochial registers seen in the Bibhoteca Capitolare of 
the birth-certlficale of Christopher Verona. It is a quarto volume, con- 
Columbus [Revue de Paris, Voi. XXXII, taining nine maps, hearing the fol- 
p. 53; Gaietti, Histoirc de la Corse, lowing inscriptìon; Jacobus Scotttts 
1843, Svo, p. 25). We received in Cenouìsis. loco Iettanti me fecit: ciuitatc 
1867 two lelters from Calvi, proving eveteri ano domini 
thosc statements to have been v.holly For another portolano of the sanie 
crroneous. geographer, sce in the Marciana at 
■ I Rendiconto dei lavori fatta dalla Venice, Ms. CI. iv. Cod. 8; and P. 
Società Ligitre, Genoa, 1S67, Svo. This Matkovic, AltehandschriftlicheSchiffer- 
interest! ng account omits a most Kartenin den Bibliot.zu Vmedig.'^xz'a, 
beautiful portolano, which we have 1863, 8yo, p. 16. 

Introduction. Jixi 

left by them, but there are very few specimen of their 
skill to be found in Genoa. Venice is richer in documents 
of this description, although we did not succeed in finding 
either at the Fràri or in the Marciana, any act or letters 
bearing direcdy on Columbus. Yet, at one time, the 
archives of the latter city contained at least one originai 
document relating to the subject before us. We read in 
Marin's too little known history of Venetian Commerce, 
that this painstaking author saw and read himself, as 
late as thebeginningof the present century, the memorial 
addressed by Christopher Columbus to the Signoria for 
the purpose of obtaining aid from the Republic in his 
attempt to discover the Western coast of Asia." 

Our lack of success is due perhaps to the fact that 
when we reached Venice, in August 1867, its archives 
had been despoiled by the Austrian Government for the 
second time. On the 2 2d of July i86ó, a Moravian 
Benedictine, called Beda Dùdik, by orderof the Emperor, 
and with the aid of a company of Austrian soldiers, took 
by force 143 1 packages (filze) of written documents from 
the Frari and Marciana. These, added to the 3700 
filze taken in the same manner by H. S. Gassler in 
1803 — 5,' were more than sufflcient to produce a chasm, 
which nothing could ever fili, inasmuch as among these 
archives were the thirty-three volumes of Commemoriali, 
in which we expected to find the documents in question. 

( ' "Mentre io era del Consiglio di ottené il desiderato accoglimento." 

X per eventualità ricercando certi Storia civile e politica del Commercio 

lumi nell' Archivio di quel Corpo mi d^ Veneziani. Vinegia, 1800, 8vo, 

, venne fatto di vedere, e leggere un Voi. vii, p. 236. 

memoriale presentato da Colombo » Victor Ceresole, La Viriii sur 

, alla Signoria, perché il suo projetto les diprédations autrichiennes à Venise. 

«colto venisse ma il memoriale non fienile, 1867, 8vo. 

xxii tntroductioH. 


Conceming Americus Vespucdus, we did not succeed 
in finding in Italy any document elther emanating from 
or relating directly to him after he had emigrated from 
Florence; but there isnolack of letters which may serve 
to write a new biography of the Fiorentine navigator, 
from the year when he was born {1452, siile -comune) to 
the supposed date of his departure from Spain. We 
bave seen notices extracted from the Liòri Baptismi 
preserved in Santa Maria del Fiore, and Book II of the 
Età Quarti in Santa Maria Novella, which deserve to 
be consulted for a new genealogica! tree; and we have 
secured copies of the seventy-four letters contained in 
the Carteggio of the Medici family,' first made known 
by Bartolozzi, and addressed to Americus Vespuccius, 
but written, we regret to say, before he left Italy for 
Spain. These extend from February 1483 to November 
1491. Many were written by members of his family, 
such as Simone, Bernardo, Girolamo, Piero and Antonio 
Vespucci, four bear the signature of Lorenzo (di Piero 
Francesco) de Medici, to whom the separate edition of 
the third voyage was addressed; and ali are directed 
either to Pisa or Florence. As to the well-known lettcr 
written by Americus to his father in October 1476, 
first discovered by Bandini in the Strozzi library,^ it now 
graces M. Feuillet de Conches's private collection ia 
Paris. This and two or three signatures added to receipts 
which were brought to light by Navarrete, constitute the 

' Cartel dei Medici avanti il prin- ' Vita e Lettere di Amerigo, Vespucci, 
cipato; Filza 68, General Archives of Gentiluomo Fiorentino, Firenze, 174;, 
Tuscany, in Florence. 4to, p, XXVII. 

Introduciion. xxiii 

only autographs of Vespuccius known. Ali the accounts 
of his voyages, whether in Italian or Latin, are fraught 
with such contradictions, that we cannot even say that 
we possess, beyond that unimportant letter, a single line 
written by the Fiorentine navigator. 

But there is a map which once belonged to him. It is 
a manuscript copy on vellum of Valsequa's chart of 1439, 
which bears the inscription; Questa ampia pelle di geo- 
graphia fu pagata da Amerigo Vespucci cxxx ducati di 
oro di marco. In 1838 it was stili in the library of 
Count de Montenegro at Palma, in the island of Majorca.' 
We know of no other object having belonged to 

' Of the Italian edition of the four voyages frequently 
quoted as having been printed exclusively for ten of the 
sovereigns of Europe, we know at present four copies, viz: 

' See a descriptlon in Notices des des quaranta ou cinquante domesti- 

manuscrits de PAcadémie des Inscrift. ques de la maison imagina de poser 

tt Belles-Lettres, Voi. XIV, partii, p 28. un encrier de liège sur un des ^oins 

This curious chart seems to have du parclieniin, pour le lenir ouvert 

suffered some damage, if we may sur la table. L'encrier était plein, 

judge from the lively description mais plein juqu'aux bords ! . . . 

which our illustrious friend George Le parchemin, habitué à étre roulé, 

Band has given in one of her wittiest et poussé peut-étre en cet instant par 

and most entertaining works: quelque malin esprit, fit un effort, un 

•En transcrivant cette note [M. craquement, un saut, et revint sur 

Tastu's] , les cheveux me dressent à lui-mème entraìnant Vencrier, qui 

la téte, car une scène affreuse se disparut dans le rouleau bondissant 

retrace à ma pensée. et vain queur de toute contrainte 

Nous étions dans cette méme biblio- On déroula lentement la carte, se 

thèque de Montenegro, et le chapelain flattant encore d'une vaine espérance! 

déroulait devant nous cette mème Hélas ! l'encrier était vide! La carte 

carte nautique, ce monument si pré- était inondée, et les jolis petits sou- 

cieux et si rare, acheté par Americ verains peints en miniature voguaient 

Vespuce 130 ducats d'or, et Dieu littéralement sur une mer plus noire 

sait combien par l'amateur d'antiquités que le Pont-Euxin." ( Un Hlver à 

le cardinal Despuig! . . . lorsqu'un Majorque, Voi, I, p. 195). 

xxiv Jntroduction. 

One in the Briti'sh Museum.bequeathed by Mr.Grenville.' 

Another in the possession of M. de Varnhagen, who 
informed us that he purchased it in 1863, in Havana, 
from the heirs of an American who had emigrated to 
Cuba shortly after the breaking out of our civil war. 
This copy bears the stamp of the Libreria de Nuestra 
Senora de las Cuevas de la Cartuja, of Sevilla,' and is 
"relié conjointement avec le méme opuscule de Saint 
Bazile imprimé à Pescia' en 1506." Under the same 
cover are a plaquette printed at Bologna in 1506, and 
the edition of Sensuyt lymage du monde published at 
Paris by Alain Lotrian. 

A third, in the library of the Marquis Gino Capponi 
at Florence. This was once the property of Baccio Valori, 
the first librarian of the Laurentiana, and bears his auto- 
graph on the title-page. It is very much cut and soiled. 

A fourth, in the Palatina, where it is preserved. under 
the designation : E. 6. 6. 1 8. This is bound by itself, in 
vellum, modem binding, clean, short margins, a dry 
stamp on the title-page. 

There may bave been at one time a duplicate copy 
in the Palatina. Napione describes'' one, which carne 
originally from the library of Gaetano Poggiale of 
Livorno.' This, like the Varnhagen copy, was bound 
with the Basilius printed by Pacini da Pescia in 1 506. 

« Bitliotheca Grenvilliana, No. 6535. 3 According to M. de Varnhagen, 

2 The Cartuja of Sevilla has been Pacini had his press not at Pescia, 

transformed about thirty years ago but in Florence. 

into a pottery. Ils library, together 4 Notizia di una antica edizione ita- 

with what was left of the books be- liana, in Del primore scopritore. Fio- 

longing to the Convents of Andaluzia, rencc, 1809, 8°. 

nov/ forms part of the University 5 The Poggiali and Revicky libra- 

libraiy at Seville, ries were united by Ferdinand IH, lo 

Introduction. xxV 

The de Bìlly copy descrlbed by Peignot as bound by 
Bozerian with a Corsali letter of 1 5 1 6, was probably a 
sixth, as it is not likely that such a fine binding was torn 
off to separate the two works. Yet, the de Billy, Heber 
and Grenville copies may be the same. 

When was this valuable work printed? 

In the B. A. V. we ascribed the date "circa 15 16," 
because the de Billy copy was found bound together 
with a work hearing the imprint of 1 5 1 6, which, in the 
opinion of Peignot who had seen and compared the two 
books, seemed to "avoir été imprimé en méme tems." 
But this, we confess, can be no sure test. If the de Billy 
copy is bound with a plaquette of 1516, the Poggiale 
copy contained under the same cover a work printed in 
1506, whilst the Varnhagen copy had, in addition to 
the latter, a hook issued from the press of a _printer, 
Lotrian who commenced his trade only in 15 18.' 1 vi 
' As to the similarity between the types used, we find that 
Peignot sees no difference between this Italian Vespuccius 
and the Corsali letter of 1516, while M. de Varnhagen 
asserts that both his Vespuccius and the Basilius of 
1 506 were printed with the same characters. Must we 
suppose that after a lapse of ten years Stephano di Carlo 
da Pavia and Pietro Pacini da Pescia, used the same font? 

If the passage from Girolamo Priuli's diary, quoted by 
Foscarini'' and dated July gth 1 506, applies to this edition 
of Vespuccius'S; voyages, then the point is settled. It 
reads as follows: - — 

»* '^ * iii* -«^jute-\.j>j^'Hrga.>- — 

form the Pitti palace collection , but ^ 'Loitin, CalahgueChnHoto^juedes 

becair.e in 1815, the neudeus of the Uòraires, p. 115. 
Palatina, which is now a branch of 2 Letteratura Veneziana, p. I79, and 

the Biblioteca l'fazionale in Florence. Napione, Giunta X, p. 355. 

j:xvi Introduction,. 

"Questa navigazione, e la natura delle persone, e li 
viaggi, e li venti, e tutto sono in stampa notati con gran 


Nor should we forget, in connection with the above 
extract, that there was a manuscript copy of the text of 
the four voyàges of Vespuccius in Italian, already in 
existence so early as the year 1504, since in the Maglia- 
bechiana' there is a copy made from a transcript which 
contains a certificate to the effect that a Fiorentine 
notary had copied it on the loth of February of that 
year. On the other band, printed copies could be bought 
at Rome in September 15 12, as Fernando Columbus did 
himself purchase one at that time.' 

As to the text itself, it is supposed by Mr. de Varn- 
hagen to be Vespuccius 's originai account, since it contains 
ìTiany such words as an Italian living in Spain would, in 
live course of time, introduce into his vernacular. At ali. 
events, it is almost certain tliat il' was from this text 
that the French version r.hich scrved for the Latin 
transla'aon published with Waltzemùller's Cosmographics 
Inirodiidio and that we know now to bave been made 
by Basin de Sandacour^ "ex italico sermone in gallicum 
et ex gallico in latinum," was taken.* Let us hope 

1 "Copiata hoggi questo di X de 3 "Quorum etiatn regionum descrip- 
Febbraio Mccccciij. per maser Lorenzo tionem ex Portugallia ad te Uluslris- 
di Piero Choralmi da Dicomano." sime re;: Renate, gallico sermone mis- 
Mr.gliabechiana, Lib. No. 15, Class 37, sam Joannes Basinus Sendacurius in- 
Cod. 209. signis poeta, a me [Gualterius Lud] 

2 In Fernando Columbus'i R<:gis- exoratus qua pellet elegantia latine 
ti-u?n. No. 3041, we read: "Lettera interpretavit." Specul. orèis, fol. iij. 
ci; Americo Vespucci delle Isole nova- cf. D'Avezac, Martin Hylacomyhts 
:v,;;rit2 trovale ia quatro suoi viaggi. 1. V/alizimùlUr, p. 65, 

Ks en toscano y en 4°. — Costò en 4 Cosmographia introàuctio, Ist edi- 
Roma cìnco cuatrines ano de 15 12, tion, verso of Biij. 
por Setierabre." 

tntroduction. xxvii 

that some lucky searcher will yet find the French 

The subsequent voyages of Vespuccius v/ere only 
supposed to have been undertaken, biit ihanks to Mr. 
Rawdón Brown, who at Venice in 1867, most kindly 
called our attehtion to a certain collection of Ambassa- 
dors's dispatches, which is preserved in the Marciana, 
we are enabied to present our readers with authentic 
proofs of a fifth voyage. These consist in two short 
letters written by Francesco Cornare, the Venetian 
Ambassador to the Court of Spain, which are as 
follows : 

' "Insuper si dice questa M'^ haver dato circa i gm. Ducati 
a mj. Almerico et Zuam Bistaim (sic), i quali a sue opere 
vanno all' acquisto dell' Isole trovate novamente, la 
quali loro chiamano terra ferma, nec alia, 
■ ■» Burgij die 19 Junij 1508." 

"Da nuovo mj. Almerico Fiorentino che è quello che va 
discoprendo le Isole mi ha detto già esser nova già giorni 
T. de Sivilia esserli giorta una nave con oro per valuta de 
Duct. 50m., et perchè assai delle quali cose questa Maestà 
ha la decima et poi 7 per cento per datij quelli venuti- 
con detta nave dicono che continuamente augumenta 
la invention dell' oro. Et che lui Almerico ha havuto 
ducati 1 3m. delle tratte de dette Insule, et che è per an- 
dare a provedere de buone navi a Biscaglia, le quali tutte 
perche vuol fare inuestire de piombo et andar per via de 
ponente a trovar le terre che trovano portoghesi n a v igando 
per levante et pardra infallanter questo Marzo . nec cJia, 
Burgij die XVI.' 1508."'. 

» The month is not given. Marciana, Class VII, Cod. LICVIIL 

'» latertd'Ambaseiatori del ijoo. Carf. 338 & 347. 

xxvlii ìntroduction. 

'■ When we compare these two letters with the dispatch 
sent by Jerome Vianello,' and notice the fact that "Zuam 
Bìstaim" is simply the well-known Juan de la Cosa, alias 
Juan Beristain or Juan Viscayno, the Basque, we 
havé conclusive proofs of an expedition undertaken by 
Vespuccius subsequently to his fourth voyage. 


The disCoVefy lately made in the archives of Venice 
ofa petition addressed by Antonio Pigafetta to the 
Signoria' to obtain a privilege to print "un libretto de 

• Anextractfrotnthisextremelyinter- Mondo à torno et per esser cosa, che 

esting letter of Vianello was furnish- mai homo Iha fatta , ho composto un 

ed by Ranke to Humboldt, who libreto de tutto el dito viazo, qual 

publìshed it in his Examen Critique desidero far stampir. Et per ho su- 

(Vol. V, p. 157), although he always plico de gratia che per anni XX al- 

considered its contents as "problé- cun non possi stampirlo, salvo chi 

matiqUes." The entire letter, taken voro jo, sotto pena a chi el stampasse, 

literally from Voi. VI of Marino Sa- o stampato altrove el portasse qui, 

nuto's Diaries, has since been publish- oltra el perder li libri de esser con- 

ed by M. de Varnhagen {Nouvelles denato lire tre per libro, et la execu^ 

reehtrches, p. 12) with valuaWe notes, tione possi esser fata per qualunque 

We thought that Sanuto's curious magistrato de questa cita à chi sarà 

registers of evcnts contained import- fattala conscientia etsia divisala pena, 

ant items of information touching un ter:;o al ars^nal de la sublima vostra, 

the transatlantic voyages and naviga- un terr.o al accusador, et un terzo à 

tors, but a careful and fruitless sur- quelli che farano la executione. Alla 

vey of the first twenty-two folio vo- gratia sua huniiliter mi Ricomando Die 

lumes dissuaded us from further re- Vto Augusti, 

searches. Aloys de priolis 

2 "M.D.XXIV de mense Augusti. Ms dan. d. eqs q. suprascripto 
SerenissimoPrincipe et Excellentissimi do; Emiliani Supplicanti con- 

Signori. Supplico Io Antonio piga- Lazar. Mocenigo cedatur quantum 
fetta Vicentino Cavallier hierosilimi- Consil petijt 

tano che desiderando veder del mondo de parte 132 

Belli anni passati, ho navicato cum le De Non 6 

Caravelle de la Maiesta Cesarèa, che non sync. 2 

sono andate a trovar le Isole, dove Senato Terra reg. 23, /. 124." 

nascono le specie nelle nove Indie, (KindlycommunicatedbyM.D'Avezac.) 
nel qual'vtazo ho circvadato tatto II AUhietorianSirelyingprobablyapon 

ìntroduchon. XxiX 

tutto el ditto vlago .... qual viago ha circumdato tutto 
il mondo," caused us to investigate anew the document- 
ary history of Magellan's voyage. 

As we have stated,' Pigafetta whilst at sea, kept a 
diary, a copy of which he presented to Charles V, at 
Valladolid shortly after his return.^ This is lost, and 
we do not even know in what language it was originally 
written. By means of that journal, and at the request 
either of Clement VIP or of Villiers de l'Isle Adam,* 
Grand Master of the Rhodian knights, Pigafetta wrote 
a fuUer account of the expedition. 

Three out of four of the manuscripts of the time now 
preserved in the libraries of Europe, are written in the 
French language. When we take into consideration 
that the narrative is dedicated to Villiers de l'Isle Adam, 

the assertion of Fr. Bart. del Pozzo gliendomi , dissemi che gradita cosa 
(Ruolo gemralt di' Cav. gsrosolimin. le avrei fatta copiando le note da me 
Torino, 17 14, 4'°) repeat that Figa- serbate di tutto ciò che avea veduto 
fetta was niade a knight of Rhodes e sofferto nella navigazion mia, volli, 
October 3d. 1524. Yet, here is a do- come meglio potea, sebben n'avessi 
eumeni dated August 24th of that pochissimo comodo , soddisfarla." 
year, in which he already calls him- Amoretti's text. Cf. Jovius, Hist. sui 
self "Cavallier hierosolimitano." Umporis, lib. XXXIV. 
' B. A. V. page 249. 4 "Et po'ce, tres illustre seigoear 
« "Moy party de Scuigle allay a (z/«: Villiers de l'Isle Adam), que aa 
vagliadole ou je presentay a la sacree retour du dict voyaige men allant a 
maieste de Monseigneur Charles non Romrae vers la Saincteté de nostre 
or ny argent, Mays chose pour cstre Sainct pere je trouuay vre. seigneurìe 
prisee dun tei Seigneur. Et entre les a Monterose ou dfe sa graee me fisi 
aultres Luy donnay nng liure escript bon accueil et me donna apres a 
de ma main traictant d? toutes les confnoistre quelle auoit desir dauoir 
choscs passees de jour en jour en par escript les choses que Dieu par 
nostre voyaige." Manuscript A. sa grace mauayt permays veoir enrapn 
3 "Et perché, quando fui poscia in dict voyaige.. Dont pour satisfaire et 
Italia, e mi presentai alla Santità del obtemperer a vostre volunte jay reduyt 
Pontefice Clemente VII a Monterosi, en ce petit liure les choses princi- 
e le narrai le avventure del mio palles au mieulx que jay. peu." Ma- 
viaggio, Essa, benignamente acco- nuscript A. 

5ixx IiitrGdiulicn. 

who was a Frenchman, and that French was the languagè 
of the Rhodian knights, to which order Pigafetta himself 
belonged, it is naturai to suppose that the account was 
originally written in French. 

f:: We know of four manuscripts, to ali of which paleo- 
graphers agree in ascribing the date of the first quarter 
of the sixteenth century. 

The first, (A), bears the foUowing title : 

3§aufgation et bEfcouiircmeiit ùe la Slnbie l! fiipeneiure 
fafcte par mop antgopnc ^igapSctc 1| ©incentùi i||c* 
ualIiEt ùe JlfiDtiE^. Il 

The second title of A is as follows: 

SCntfiafne j^fgapfictE patcidE bfncEntìn ttllc^cualliEr 
bc JìfioìiE^ 511 3iniiftriffimE Et||trE«S EjccElÌEiit fEfgiiEuc 
^5WipP^ ò^ billErjj ICiOrabEn SInriitE grant maiftcE bc 
ì50DliE^llfon fEignEuc nffEruatlffimE||. 

i - It is a small folio, written on paper, in very clear gothic 
characters. It numbers ninety-six leaves plus seven ■ 
leaves for a treatise on the sphere. In the body of the ' 
book, on the verso of written leaves, there are tvv^enty- ; 
four coloured drawings or maps. On the margin of the j 
seventh leaf we notice the following annotation in an \ 
old hand writing: "Za terre dite de Verzin est ce qui 
s*appelle aujourdhuy amerigue meridionalle'.' Several 
' erasures of lines which are copied again on the next leaf, 
and the rough appearance of the manuscript lead us to 
think that it is only a copy, and probably the oldest of 
ali. It is preserved in the Paris National Library under^ 
the following designation: 

"Ancien No. 10270 B.aujourd'hui Fonds Fratiiaìs 

Introduction. xxxl. 

The title of the second manuscript, (B) is as follows: 
\ Nauigation et defcouément de la Indie Hfupe- 
rieure faicte par moy Anthoine |i Pigaphete Vin» 
centin cheuallier de Rhodes || *ff Anthoine Pigaphete 
Patricie Vincentin et cheuallier || de Rhodes. A 
lUuIlriffime et tres excellent feigneuR || Philippe de 
Villers Lifleadam, Inclite grand maiflre de || Rhodes 
fon feigneur ofTeruatiffime. || 

This Ms. is in folio, written on vellum and most beautì- 
fully illuminated. It contains eighty-six leaves for the 
voyage, one for a title-page which gives instead of the 
drawing of a sphere as in A, the following lines: Des\ 
cription II De la Spere (sic) || + sixteen leaves for the 
latter treatise. The chapters are divided exactly as in A, 
except that one has a heading which, like the title, is in 
Roman characters, v/hilst the rest of the work is written 
in gothic letters. VVe find the same number of platea 
and maps, but they are executed with greater care and 
skill. The paleographers of the Paris National Library 
consider it from the style of the ornaments and quality 
of the velkim, to be of Italian origin. 

The text is almost the same as in A, except that some 
details of an unchaste character are omitted. The name 
of the author is also spelled in a different manner 
but not va. the same places as in A. 

This beautifu! manuscript, which was one of the 
gems in the La Valliere collection, is now preserved in 
the Paris National Library, under the mark of "Fonds 
Fran^ais, No. 24224." 

xxxll IntroducHon. 

The tltle of the third manuscript, (C), which vfe copy 
from Thomassy and Libri, is as follows: 

Nauigation et descouurement de la Inde fupe- 
rieure et iles Molucque ou iiaifTent les cloux de 
Girofle, faicte par Anthoine Pigaphete Vincentin 
chevallier de Rhodes. Commenceant en lan Mil V 

This is also a splendid manuscript written on vellum, 
tastefully illuminated by an artist who is of the time 
of the La Valliere codex. It was first made known by 
M. Thomassy,' who found it in 1841 in the library of the 
late M. Beaupré, at Nancy. Libri says that it seems to 
have been once the property of Cardinal de Lorraine. 
This may well be, as the Cardinal was brother to Francis, 
known as the Grajid Prieiir, whose whole life was 
devoted to the welfare of the Rhodian knights, with 
whom he lived at Malta after they had been constrained 
by the Turks to abandon the island of Rhodes. In 1720, 
the Ms. was stili in the convent of St. Leopold at Nancy. 
In March 1851, it was sold under the hammer at Paris,'' 
and appeared again at the Solar sale in Aprii i86i,* 
where it was purchased by a London bookseller, who 
probably sold it to Libri. In the catalogne of the latter,* 
this valuable Ms. is minutely and accurately described. 
It is now in the library of Sir Thomas Philip, at Cbeltenham. 
Thomassy, who compared it with A and B, says that it 
is the most complete of ali. 

» Ne agi cito. 3 Potier sale, No. 506. 

a Bulletin de la Saciitè de CéographU, 4 Solar Catalogue, No, 3338. 
for Scptember 1843. 5 No. 452. ^ 


Introdiutmi. xxxiu 

The fourth manuscript, (D), beare the following title : ' 

JÈahfgasionc z bi^foprimento bele Sfnbia fupcriore, 
con le figure be' paefi fcapettf. 

This is a tolerably thick folio volume, one third of 
which is composed of blank leaves. The Ms. is written 
in very plain semi-gothic, in a dialect composed of Italian, 
Spanish and Venetian, and filled with mistakes .:>f ali 
kinds. It contains twenty-one separate plates and raaps. 
Like the French versions it is dedicated to Villiers de 
risle Adam, but bears the following annotation: '\Ce 
liure est du Chevallier de Porrete!' This ex-libris shows 
that the Ms. cannot be an originai, as the knight 
mentioned, (who can only be Jean de Forét') was in the 
Order at the time when Villiers was stili Grand Master; 
and it is not likely that the latter would bave made a 
present of the originai of a work which had been de- 
dicated to him by another knight. i 

The manuscript was discovered at the dose of the last 
century by Carlos Amoretti, who published a version of 
it with con.siderable alterations a.nd a valuable introduc- 
tion in 1800. The codex is preservedin the Ambrosiana 
at Milan, under the mark of ''Cod. Chart. L. 103, super" 

The reader will perceive that agoodtextof Magellan's 
voyage is stili wanting, for the Ambrosian codex (which 
has not even been published, since Amoretti's edition is 
only a translation into modem Italian), is inferior in every 
respect to any of the French manuscripts, which the 
learned librarian of the Ambrosiana knew only by repu- 
tation. Libri who compared the Italian text with C, when 

» "Trovassasi nel 1552 entro Rodi e Milizia Gerosolimitana, Rome, 1621, 
assediata," Bosso, Istoria d. S. Rdig, fol. apud Amoretti, p. XUl. - " 

E ■ 

xxxiv Introduction. 

he owned the latter, did not hesitate to say that "la 
relation publiée par Amoretti n'est qu'un extrait et une 
paraph'rase souvent fort défigurée du texte frangais."' 


As to Hernando Cortez, we did not fail, while in Spain, 
to search for the contemporaneous edition of the three 
Cartas printed together in black letter, on two columns, 
in-quarto, as seen by Seiìor Gayangos in the hands of 
a foreign gentleman residing at the Court. Our in- 
vestiga tions in this respect were of no avail; but we 
describe infra^ an account borrovved from the Segunda 
and Taglia, which was printed in French and Flemish at 
Antwerp as early as 1523. 

i In regard to manuscriptsources we were more success- 
ful/and beg leave to refer the reader to several letters 
of importance sent to the Senate of Venice by Gasparo 
Contarini, the Ambassador to the Court of Spain, and 
found in the almost illegible volume of manuscript epistles 
bequeathed to the Marciana by Signor Girolamo Conta- 
rini in 1843.'' 

They are as follows: 

..ggj-mo Principe et Ecc""" Senato. 

Havendo in questi giorni havute nove la M"^ Ces' di le 
Indie per persone venute da quelle parti et intendendose 
advisi degni di scientia di V. Sub^ non ho voluto omettere 

' As to Fabre's (B. A. V. No. 134) granted to Pigafetta in 1524' See 

ìt is only a short abridgment, which su/ua, page xxviii, note 2. 

was itself again abridged in the 2 Nos. 72 and 73. 

Italian version published at Venice in 3 We must again express our thankj 

1536 (B. A. y. No. 215). How Can to M. Rawdon Brown for having 

we conciliate the latter publication hadthe extremekindness of callingour 

^Vith 'h* privilege for twenty years attention to theje valuable docum«ats. 

IntroducHon. xxxv 

de significarU. Sapera adunque V. S" come Don Her- 
nando Cortez govemadore per questa Maestà Ces" in la 
Insula de Cuba il quale in li ani preteriti discoverto Ju- 

• catan et invio a questa Maestà alcuni presenti mandatili 

• da quelli de Jucatan in segno di ubedientia sua uno sol 
doro et una luna dargento con alcuni altri doni de li 
quali alhora per le lettere del M° et Cl"° Proc' Cornelio 

• V» S' fu advisata, e processo più avanti et fu ritrovato 
il Jucatan qual lui credeva fosse Insula. Pergiunto alla 
terra ferma la quale va verso occidente in la qual smon- 
tato et penetrato dentro ha ritrovato varie et diverse 
città et castelli habitati da homeni più civili che quelli 
eh? se sono fin hora discoperti: et tandem e pervenuto 
in una Cita chiamata la Scaltrezza: la quale si governa 
a comunità et e cita molto grande , ha differentia et 
guerra cum uno gran principe del qual qui sotto se farà 
mentione poiché questo gran principe pretende bavere 
jurisditione su dieta cita di Scaltezza et loro vogliono viver 
liberi. Alla qual pen'enuto adunque come ho ditto con 
persuasion li persuase per quanto se dice a dar obe- 
dientia et ricognoscere per Principe questa Ces"* Maestà 
essendoli sta dicto da lora Hyspani essa M'^ Ces" esser \ 
signor di questo mondo. Poi penetrarono più dentro 
circa 60 lige fra terra dove trovarono un lago il qual 
volta di circuito lige 60 et e salso, lacqua cresce et des- 
cresce come fa in la maior parte delli marj, et in mezzo a 
questo lago hanno trovato una grandissima città chiamata , 
Temistitan la quale dicono esser de più che 40 m. fochi 
della quale e signor quel gran Principe il quale come ho 
dicto disopra pretende bavere jurisditione su la Scaltezza 
et e signor de più che cento leghe de paese a torno a 
torno. Etenuto in grande veneratione da tutti li subditi 

xxiivì ' Introducticn. 

sui et è moko obedito. Li habitanti sono molto civili 
ecepto in la Religione che sono hydolatri et a li soi idoli 
sacrificano homeni. Hanno etiam questaltro costume che 
quando conbattono ccn gli inimici, tutti li inimici morti 
in battaglia li mangiano. Ma le habitationi loro sono 
com.ode et ben ornate. Vestono et ornano le cosse loro 
de panni fatti de goton. Hanno copia doro ma non lo 
usano per monete ma b efrano et lo usano in diversi 
ornamenti. Tutti li comercj Icro sono cum barati chi una 
roba chi l'altra. Ma su le cosse piccole che li acadono 
adoperare non cusi coiTiodamente si possono avere per 
via di barato usano per moneta un certo frutto simile alla 
mandola il quale li è raro. Hor questa cita insieme per 
il Principe suo a la venuta delli hispani se li resono poij 
partiti di essi hispani fa feu rebellione et amazò quelli 
hispani erano restati mangiandoli secondo il loro costume. 
La qual cosa saputa da don Hernando Cortes Capitano 
inviò li molti hispani con artigliarla et cum molti della 
Scaltezza cita inimica a Temistitan et cusi le ha ricuperata 
et quel principe e ritornato ala obedienza di Cesare. 
Vivono questi di le prefate Insule di pane farto di frum- 
mento d'India et di carni. Bevono una potione simile ala 
Cervosa. Non hanno caractere di lettere ma scriveno 
qualche cossa più veramente cum figure d'animali over 
d'altro al modo che antigamente usavano li egiptij benché 
questi loro caracteri non li scriveno in ogni cossa. Questo 
e quanto hanno rifferito quelli sono venuti da le predite 
Insule quali dapoi partiti se dice haversi lettere da li 
hyspani restati li come sono tanto penetrati che sono 
pervenuti al mare benché non esplicano sei mar ritrovato 
e per occidente over per ostro. 

ìntroduction. xxxvii 

Carte 27. 

. . . Questa Maestà ha habuto nova esser giunta 
alle Insule propinque al Portogallo una nave che vien <Ja 
Temistitan et da quelli altri lochi ritrovati dal Cap" Her- 
nando Cortes Governator del Insula di la Cuba sicome 
per mia de 24 septembrio significai a V* Sub' per la 
qual nave esso Cap" manda in verga per ducati 30 
milia in oro lavorado che sono presenti mandano quelli 
Re a questa Maestà per ducati 100 milion. Gionti sijno 
de qui significherò a V. Sub° la qualità di ditti doni et 
altro che sarà degno di scriver. 
Vallisele ti Die 18 Novembri 1522. 

Carte 29. 

Serenissimo Prencipe Exc"° Senato. 

Quanto che me achade significare a V. S* da poij il 
contenuto in le alligate del ultimo del passato et come 
tre nave venivano dalle Indie due de esse sopra le qua! 
erano oro per ducati 60 milia et robe per altretanti, do 
navi sono sta prese da alcune navi fi-ancese et la terza 
nave che non vi era faculta alcuna e scapolata. Questa 
Maestà ha fatto scrivere a tutti questi sui porti quando 
che che de li sui andera ad incontro de dite navi francesi 
et prenderale voi che la mita del oro et roba recupéran- 
dosse sijno sue de quelli le recupererano perche tengono 
che ancora diete nave francesi non possino essere redute 
in loco sicuro sono che etiam quelle attendino ad un altra 
nave che si aspecta da esse Indie sopra la qual par ving^i 
oro per valuta di più di ducati 300" et da questi si provede 

xxxviii ìntroduction. 

adio la vengi sicura et non succedi quello è successo aHe 

due prenominate. 

Valiisoleti die vij Junij 1523. 

Carte 299, 300, 301. 

Scrissi etiam a V. S. per altre mie quando li notificai la 
captura da francesi de le do nave chi venivano da le Indie 
cum loro di questa Maestà e che se aspetava un altra 
sopra la quale vi era oro per ducati 300™, et insù inteso 
mi fu acertato da mercadanti che non haveano interesse, 
esser sta meglio indagado la cosa, ritrovato che altra 
nave non deba venire. In fine quanto lo avviso di dita 
nave, de li ducati 300"° è falso. 

Carte 302, 303. 

Serenissimo Principe et Ecc° Senato. Per le alligate 
de 1 6 del presente V. S^ intenderà quello fin allora havea 
de scientia sua. Da poij sono arrivate a Sibilla cinque 
caravelle da le Indie sopra le quali intendo vi sono da 

trarsi 150" d'oro castigliani che sono da ducati 

la maior parte de l'oro qual oro però ora fu sta con- 
segnato ad alcuni de qui siche pocho vi resta per conto 
di S. M'^ Ces\ 

Colla presente significo a V. Cels" che le 5 Caravelle 
vengono de le Indie come di sopra dito, non e vero sono 
arrivate a Sibilla come fu dito ma sono ale Insule de le 
Asture et hanno scripto che quando si mandara armada 
che li accompagnino a Sibilla temendo di l'armata francese 
sopra le qual Caravele intendo havi più maggior somma 
di quello di sopra ho scritto. 

Ital. Classe VII. Cod. MIX, della Regia Biblioteca 
Marciana di Venezia. 

a Introduction. xxxix 

Contarini Gaspare Amò" a Carlo V. Lettere al 
Senate. 1521. 1525. Carte 26^, 266, 267. 

The following extract from the celebrateci Journal of 
Marin Sanuto, is not without interest: 
' Capitolo di letere di mij francesco cor7ier el K' orator 
date a Vaiadolit adi 6 de Marzo 1520. (Adi 26, da 
poi disnar) 

. . heri dapoi disnar fu mandato presente che li manda 
il signor dila terra noviter trovada per le caravelle sue 
nominata Jucatan el qual e un ydolo che leniva un sceptro 
in man sculpito in una gran lama doro rotonda de braza 
6 de circonferentia et de groseza de un ducato alintorno 
del quale errano assai altre figure et pò pesar da ducati 
4000; item un altro de argento dela instessa sorte et 
grandezza vi era poi alcuni sacheti de oro in grani come 
el Tyber che e la sorte Vien trovata in quelli paesi Pre- 
terea molti vestimenti et ornamenti de testa che usano 
in detti paesi de tella et lana et pelle de oselli item molte 
teste de lupi Tygre et altri animali lavorate et ornate de 
oro con molti penachij de papagalli et altri ucelli a noi 
incogniti et altre assai varie cosse de pietre remesse molto 
minute che in vero dimostra in quelle parte esser gente 
de ingegno vi errano etiam tre homeni et due femine de 
color abisim de formi assai de imagine et ha cadauno 
perforato sopra el mento quanto saria uno marzello et 
loco dala carne che li mancha ticn un pezo de piera de 
varij colori ligata in oro dicono revera che nel suo paese 
vi si trova oro et argento assai." 

Diarij Marin Sanuto. 

Class. VII. Cod CDXL VI. 

Volume XXVIII. Page 29;. 

>Xt Iniroductìon. 


In connection with the above, we cali the reader's 

attention to tw9 accounts of the Grijalva expedition. 

One, in the German {infra No. 70) the other, in the 

Italian language {infra No. 60) both of which differ 

materially from the Itinerary of Juan Diaz, printed with 

the voyage of Varthema , which is again represented in 

the present volume by an edition published at Venice in 

1520 by Zorzi de Rusconi. 


Paris, December 1870. 



Cpitopu^ Jìcrmanu^ ^Icjcauìiei- Bji'.p nomùri*? ^e^m^ 
tonceffit et bonabit jFerìiinantio et €!i-,3lict!jrc£ iiéigt 
Et ìScginae CaftEiiac, l!e0i0n!^ ?£.^ et lui| &atiiai*&up 
ficgionE^ et 31nfu!a^ Xi^SA wi%\% ^u 

Folio, one leaf, printed on one side only. 

This all-important bull, one of the two which finally 
adjusted the claims of Portugal and Spain to the newly 
discovered world, was sold in London, at Auction, by 
Puttick and Simpson, May. 24th 1854, and bought by 


* Ioanni secvndo portv ^gallie regi in- 
vietissimo II ae potentissimo ferd: de a/|| 
meida electvs septin: di\\catissima sve 
maiestatis \\ creatura perpet. foelici || 
tatem. || 

%* 4to. s. a. f. l. 4 unnumb. 11. 
in roman. 

(Munich Royal Library.) 

The title which we-gave (B. A. V. 
No. 12) after Audiffredi, is on the 
recto of the 2d leaf It was on the 
assertion of Cancelheri that we in- 
serted Almeida's oration , believing 
that it contained, like Carvajal's, some 
allusion to the newly discovered isles ; 
tut the only passage which we could 
jfind apparently hearing on the sub- 
[ject, is the foUowing: 

"llle \M\uid Rex est: fama super 
iRtikSia &fitU£: ^us/j.SQUis ;epertis ho- 

m;«ibus ampliasse ho;/;i«Kni genus: 
Quew nouis addicis terrnruOT orbi 
plurimisq?;!? a nobis disiunctis insuiis 
ire orbem ipitrm propagasse: & ipsius 
auspitio illas." 

The alìusion to the "great kiiig 
who increased the huiii-!in family in 
discovering new inen, and who ep_- 
larged the globe itself by adding to 
it a large number cf distant isles", 
must refer to the Cr.naries 'an^ Azores, 
notv/ithstanding the passage: "crucis- 
CjUe redemptionis v.osirae vcr.\\\ar,i: 
ultra quadraginta ceto milia £tadior«»i 
erexisse", which we talee to allude to 
the voyage of Bartholomew and Fedro 
Dias in 14S7 to the Cape of Tempests, 
afterwards called Cape of Good Hope, 
as in 1493, Portugal had not yet 
sént any expedition westward, 

5 hìbllotìieca Americana, 

1493* ^icli for £. 4. 8. It is supposed to have been piirchased 

-j-- ' .- . on account of an American Ìj.brary. Since then it has 
entirely disappeared, and we have failed to find another 
copy anywhere. 

Whilst in Rome we vainly endeavoured to discover 
diplomatic documents relating to the difficulties which 
arose between Spain and Portugal at thè time of the 
discovery of America. Father Augustin Theiner wrote 
afterwards to us : "Je n'ai pas manqué de parcourir dans 
les archives secrètes du Vatican les régistres originaux 
dAIexandre VL, pour vcir si il y avait d'autres pièces 
relatives qui auraient pu échapper à l'attention de Ray- 
naldi', mais je n'ai rien trouvé." On the other hand, we 
wcre tbriunate enough to find in the archives of the 
Frari, at Venice, the letter which Alexander VI. sent, 
together with the buils, on the i/th of May 1493, '^ 
Francis de Spratz, the nuncio to the court of Spain". 

Db-art reference: 1 PuTTICK AND SiMPSON, Càtalogue, for May a4th 1854, 
; I No. 23. 

1 Raynaldi's Btdlarium is sadly Regiis inventarum per nos facta pre- 
deficient in this respect. It cloes not fatis Regib;is. ■ Et insuper tertium 
even contain the bulls of May I2th breve ad suas Maiestates ne mirentur 
and Sept. 25111 1493, Nov. iStli 1501, quod eis prius non scripserinius et 
and July 28tli 1508 (empowering the partes nostras non interposuei-imus, ac 
Catholic Kings to receive a!l the legatum apostolicuni non obtuI»rimus 
tithes in the coionial dominions.) prò concordia inter Suas Serenitates 

2 ALEXANDER PAPA VI. et Francorum Regem lUustriss. quam 
FRANCISCO DE spp.ATS NUHCio ctc. existimabamus conclusam facta resti- 

ì Dilecte fili etc. Miltimus presentibus tutione Perpignani et Comitatus Ron- 

i alligatam breve nostrum ad istos caris- ziglfoni, OjUe per oratores sucs et allos 

: simos in Christo (ìlios nostros reges affirmabatur; Cura ad Garissimos in 

illiistrissimos super federe nuper inter Christo filios nostros Imperatorem 

; nos ac dilectos filios nobiles viros Komanorum et Francorum Regetn 

; dacesque et dominium veiietorum ac scripsimus inter se dissidentes, pacem 

; Mediolani et Bari Diices inito et suadentes et eis ad id etiam legatum 

BoUeniniter publicato, et cum codem nostrum ofterentes, sicut videbis ex 

brevi etiam instrumentum publicum, tenOre'ipsorum trium brevium alliga* 

; per quod etiam per confederatos nostros torum et nliorum ad dictos Roma- 

: voluimus integre ac inviolabiJiter in norum et Francorum Reges missorom 

j omnem eventum reservari vincu'um quorum omnium exempla cum responsis 

■- quo devincti sumus cum eisdem Re- suis etiam presentibus inseruìmus. Ne 

gibus. Prtterea aliud breve super igitur eadem sint nobis longius repe- 

!;_ concessione dominii et bonarnm il- tenda cognosces omnia ex predictS» 

farum insularujn nuper ab hominibus exemplis, que postquam cùligtntif 

Additions. j 


"3Da6 n<xrrertfd)tff* F. r ifo?2 x^jl. hpanìtc. ^------^ 

F. 156":... 0cbnicet5Ull^afclvff bieX>ajV 
nal>t/ r«v; btc man ber narrcn il Kird)wtcf) 
ncnct. 'Jm jor noc^ (tljrijli geburt il Cufcn'o 
t)ierl)unt)ert vter nvh nùn^ig* /Bj-zgw. fypogr. 

e. d!. ». 1 . 4 . 9 . 4. ei symbolo : HÙt OH t)i;fad). Infra: 
2fO» 2è* X)On (Dlpc. F. 1 57 tó I 58^ f^^. 4. g. eh. 
c.f. 30 /. 1 5S ff. c.figg. xyl et in ?mrg. orna?nmtis 
Ugno incisa (Haini.) 

First edition of that celebrated poem. We suppose 
that it also contains the chapter X>on erfarung Mtx la\'ibf 
and the follovi/ing passage, which we borrov>r from the 
edition given by Nicolaus Lamparter at Basic in 1 509, 
as it claims to be "bnx^ ^thaftiam Bmnt; \n hcy/bm 
te^tcn bOCtCv"/ and not the imitation of Josse Badius 
which is frequently taken for the originai, But the poem 
has been so often altered that we do not feci certain. 

ÌDcs Unbs fo man evlanbet i}nt 
pi^iìis tàd)t bas mit fd^tittm x>^ 
®o ma^et ®trabo mj^len bvu$ 
Vioà) ^at man fyt^at funben vile 
Xanb/ f)ynbet: ^ovxocQen vnb ^t)yle 

inspexerìs , Regiis Majestatibus vi- ut acceleret adventum suum. Data 

denda exhibebis. Et insuper signi- Rom§ in die 17. Maii 1493. Anno 

ficabis quanto affectu omnibus in rebus primo. 

eis satisfacere et in se paternam Ludovicus podacatarus. 

Charitatem nostram apud omnes te- ex tergo: 

statam relinquere studeamus. Accepi- Alexander 

mus superioribus diebus Regias literas francisco de sprats declaratio diver- 

'patentes prò dilecto filio Bernardo de sorum breviura missorum Rtgibus 

Villamari, sed is adhuc nusquam ap- hispanie super pace super dominio 

paret. Dilectus filins nobilis vir Dux insulirum etc. xvil Maii 1493. 

Gandie est in continua ipsius e^pecta- Busta xxv & xxvi, Roma , materia 

tio&e, qiiem intelleximus istuc navi- mixta. 

gasse, si esict in partibus isiis, instibis ' Repertcriam No. 3736, 


Biòtìotkeca Americana. 

%\% i0ltfftt Dttb p^I<jppett knbt 
IDas DOr^j^n a\& ntt tpas befant 
tf>u4> ^<tt nirtrt fj^bt jn portigall 
Unb iti 4>)^fprtn)?cn pbcraU 
^olt^mfcln i\xx\btni vnb nadtt lut • 
t>on ben man »or rDufì pigen tiut/ 
trtartnus/ ttod) betn mcr/ bte rpelt* 

' Sebastian Brandt, Brant or Titio, was born at Stras- 
burg in 1458; and died at Basle in 1520. We know of 
no poem which has been more frequently reprinted and 
translated than the ''Shyppe offooles". 

We give infra the first editions in Latin, French and 
English, ali of which differ in their interpretation of the 
passage referring evidently to the newly discovered 

'495- 3- DATI (GIULIANO) 

3per 11 €l' Mt bi spagna» n 

In fine: 

a i^ljllxxvi bottotìre. 14 . 95. Il JrÌprEntiE. || 

^„* 4to. Four unnumbered leaves, witliout signatures. The 
cantoes are not divided. On the recto of the first leaf the 
same woodcut which is in the first edition. 

'M (Triviilzìo Library, Milan.) 

Dlfat re/ettnces: 

Cancellieri, Dissertazioni, p. 153. 

MaROUIS d'Adda, Lettera da C. Colombo, p. XXVII. 

Bibliotheca ^imericana Vdustiisima, Appendix, No. 17 bis. 

Additiom. 5 


GarcilafToMendoz^dela Vegha Serr: & Catholl: " 

Re il gis & Regine Hiipani^. VI. Pont. 1| Max. Oratori. 

T. Pìiedrus. il 

Redo of the zd leaf : 

T. Phaedri Ingheraìvui Volater- |1 rani de obitu 
iHuftriffimi loannis Hifpani^ 1| Principis. ad Senatum 
Apofloìicum Oratio. || 

* * 


4to, sine anno aut loco {sed Rome by Besicken, 1497), twelve 
unnumbered leaves, recto of the first blank; no water- 

(Private Library, New York.) 

See on the verso of the eleventh leaf, the passage commencing: 

"Infulas in mari atque interim mififle: qui maria 
fcnitarentur, ut apud ipfos Antipodas quos ne 
ufqua effe quidem antea putabamus : Chrifti nomen 
penetraret & quas regiones : quafqj gentes nobis 
antea nulLae litterae : nuUa uox : nulla fama : nuEa 
maiorum moiiimenta : notas fecerant : has eorum 
copi^ ne inuenerint folum, fed & peregrarint & 
domuerint . . ." 

Tomasso, alias Fedra, Inghirami, a celebrated poet 
and orator was borri at Volterra in 1470, and died at 
Rome in 1 5 1 6, holding the office of keeper of the archives 
of the Vatican". 

The Prince John who is the Subject of this funeral. 
oration, is Don Juan, son of Ferdinand and Isabella, heir 
apparent to the united crowns of Castil and Aragon, Peter 
Martyr's pupil, born at Sevilla, June 30th 1478, and who 

' TlRABOSCHI, Storia, 1785; 4to, Voi. Vif, pftrt HI, p. 206, 

é Bibiiotheca Americana. 

1497' àì^ài, universally regretted, October4th 1497, slxrnonthsf 
' after his marriage with princess Margaret, daughter of 

the Emperor Maxinriiiiaii, and probably as a consequence 


fatis laudata Nauis : per Sebaftianù Brant : vemaculo 
vul-||garicp fermone & rhytmo p cuctoi^c mortalium 
fatuitatis II femitas effugere cupietiù directione, fpe- 
culo, cÓmodoc^ & || fallite : proc^ inertis ignau^(^ 
fluitici^ ppetua infamia, exe- jl cratione, & con- 
futatione, nup fabricata : Atqj iampridem || per 
lacobum Locher, cognometo PMomufum : Su^uQ: 
injjlatjnu traducta eloqniii: & per Sebailianù Brant: 
denuo |1 feduloq^ reuifa : foelici exorditur prin- 
cipio. Il .1497. Il Nihil fine caufa. || Io. de Olpe. || j 

In .fine: 

... in .laudatiffi- || ma Germani^ vrbe Bafi- 
lienfi, nup opa & pmoti- 1| one lohannis Berg- 
man de Olpe Anno falutis nf ? || MiUefimo quadrin- 
gentefimo nonagefimo septimo |1 Kalendis Martiis. 

Vale inclyte Lector. || (Printer's mark) 

*^* 4to. Title one leaf + leaves numbered n — cxlv + three 
unnumbered leaves for table, one hundred and sixteeù 
^ woodcuts. On the tide-page woodcut of a vessel loaded witìi, 


(Paris National Library.) 

s "Hortantur medici Reginam, hor- tur periculum ex frequenti copula 

tatur et Rex, ut a principis latere ephebo imminere . . . ." OPUS Epi- 

Margaritam aliquando semoveat, inter- stolarum Petri MartyRIS. Epi- 

pellet. Inducias pr«cantur. Protestan- :tola clxxvi. 

. . Additìons. 7 

. See on the verso of leaf lxxvi, in the geographica 1497' 
regionu inguisitione, the passage: ' i 

Pr^ftita cofmographi luftrat documeta Strabóis: 

Intactù toro mi finit orbe quidem. 
Quid geometer enim tantas in pectore curas 
Concipis : incafTum circulus irta terit. 
Plinius errauit : quamuis fpectabilis auctor: 

Errores varios & Ptolom^us liabet. 
Inuanu fiquide multorù corda laborant: 

Rebus in incertis quos ita fudor agir. 
Antea qu§ fuerat prifcis incognita teUus: 

Expofita eft oculis & manifefta patet. 
Hefperi^ occidua rex Ferdinandus : in alto 
Aequore nunc gentes repperit innumeras. 


W^ nef ìMi fol5 bu monbEii 

In fine: 

oTp finift la nef &e^ fols tiu man&c. f>rc li infere* 
ntent comyofee cn akman par raai^ftre ^efeaftian 
6rant ìmxmt e^ ùrof?. Con || fccutiuemcnt ùaìcman 
en latin rebigcc par II raaiftrc iacgue^ Inrfìer. ìlcuciie 
et ornee be || plufieur^ tìcllc^ cancnrbancc^ et ab* 
bfrion^ Il par le bit ferant. €t be nauucl tranjilatee 
ùe 11 latin en ftancop^ x Imprlmce paur maiftre li 
legan pgllippc^. Manftcner. et o^enffrnp li bc màrnef 
Iffiralte^ be pari^. li ICan ìiz- gracc || M. ecce. xevu. || 

%• Folio. Title one leaf + five preliminary leaves + leaves 
numbered i — cxix + three unnumbered leaves, one hundred 
and sixteen most beautifully illuminated vignettes. Printed 
OD veÙum. Woodcut on the title page. 

(Paris National Library.) 

8 Bibliotheca Amerùajta. "■■ - •. 

1 49 7 • See on the verso of fol. lx, Pierre Riviere's paraphfa^: 

====^^ ^£a tcEce qui fut incognuc 

^cjS prifec^ igne ììDra nauclt cogneuc 
jl'ut Cile pa^ raagEftce 
Sii feuci! famìjicn que aiinit etec 
Xong tcmp^ hxm lm$ tittt apparceuc 
<^i maintctmnt cft eIìe fccue 
^an^ moie ftadon bc cueur 

€t fi aiKun ìjorn ne fa mtm 
Mt tim b-oil a ùEfatrop 
%nmt StihmmiMi \t top 
^ivc mti mmtmmif font aftaftle^ 

1498. 7« ^£-BJ?/SSEJ\rS/S {ANTONI US). 

■ Aelij Antoni) nebridenfis gramatici in cosmo- 

graphiae || libros introductoria incipitur foeliciter 
ad lectorem. 

*^* 4to, sine anno aut loco (j-ifrt' Salmantice 1498), fourteen un- 
numbered leaves. Water mark , an extended hand with a 
flower on the extremity of the middle finger. 

(Private Library, New York'.) 

The text, which begins on the verso of the title, is 
printed in Roman characters, resembling that used in the 
Pomponius Mela of Salamanca, and as these two works 
have been found bound together, it has been said that 
Antonio de Lebrija had written the introduction to the 
Pomponius Mela of de la Yérva. 

Addiùìoiis, 5 ' 

The Colomòina possesses a copy of thls edition, 1408. 
containing notes in the hand-writing of Fernando ' 

Columbus, none of which, however, refer to the New 
World. ' 

See at the end of Chap. i. the passage commencing: 

"De reliquo huic noftro hemifpherio e regióe 
oppofito quod incolut autichthones : nihil certi 
nobis a maioribus noilris traditum efl: , . . ," , 


Co^m00rap§ia iJiom ii j^ionii cnm feurl^. ii 



Opus Preclariffimu Poponi) Mellae cofinograH 
phi cu itroductióibus & alijs tatopere necefla || rijs. 
Per Fraciscu nuiìis de la yerua medicine ^ |1 fefTore 
elaboratis. Explicit foeliciter. ImprefTù || uero 
Salmatice (cuius loci elógatio ab occidé || ti. ix. 
& ab equinoctiali. xlj. gradibus coflat). Anno diii. 
M. ecce, xcviij. fole tauri punctum || gradiente 
primu. Il 

* j* 4to. Title óne leaf (preface on the verso) + one unnumbered. 
leaf + one doublé leaf for planisphere + one leaf with map 
of the world on one side + one leaf for introduction: \ 

Martini abar. back, exortaiio in opus egregij doctoris de la 
yerua quodinseruit cosmographice Pop. cum suis introductiotiibus 
& utilissimis additamentis quam foelicissima. + text in sixty 
four unnumbered leaves. Water mark, an extended band 
^witb flower on the extreniity of the middle-finger. y 

(Private Library, New York,' 

3 . 

ro ' " Biblwtìieca Amencana, 

■■■-. .^-^ ../ — - 

1408. See on the first page of the preface the passag^ 
______ commencing: 

"Extra iflas duas exrremas plurima inueniùrur . 
nam uerfus occidens fereniflìmus hifpaniarum rex 
Ferdiiiadus & Helifabeth terra habitata diftaté ab 
occidcti p. xlv. gradus iuenerut .... 

Plrect rejerevce: \ Spulmen Bìblioth, hispano-majam. ex Musco D. CUintn- 

I tis. fJanov- 1753. 4to, p. H. 


.. .. L-i^^ TT Under a layge escutcheon 0/ Ar agoni 

Cntnnfca ÌI0 aragon. 


nnm altojJ y mup patjerafDS yncipc^é p criftiainffimD^ 
um^ M fiéprc canftantc p fibcliffimo 11 repna bè 
?Craijan : yot ci rciiérba yabrc bnn. f. (!!5anlJcrtc 
faùuida de bagab/ iiiongE de fant &miardo/ y c):pffa 
pfcffa dd faiKta p denoto mone' H fterio de fancta ' 
maria de ^acta fc/ yncipalmctc coyucfta. p dcfyuc^ 
ve II cagnofida : p cn alga cfaminada/ pou ci magmfiw 
p egregio doctor millfer Roncalo garcia de fanta 
maria, cn la mnp noùle/ p fiepre angiifta || ciutad/ 
rindad pfifipal de lo^é repno^ de aragon Caragoca: 
didia en In.iltin cefar augufta: de tefar augufto/, ci 
maó Uétui'Dfo de Idq ccfacctì roma || no^. Cmprcntaùg 

Addittotis. i I 

pnt ul ma0nfffca maEftre j^aula ì^iicu^ riubabanoH 1499. 
ijE la impiai riiibab tic Coftancia : ciubab bc aìc^ ===^-= 
mafia la alta. ^Ccaftaba H a. xij. bia^ bel meé bc 
^ctiéBra. WSsx bc mil cccc.xcix,|| 

Folio. Title one leaf + twenty seven unnutnbered leaves for 
Prologo + leaves numbered i — clxxx, printed in gothic 
type on two columns. Under the colophon, the mark of 

Paul Hurus. > 

'-^' ■■''■-•■ • ■ 

(Library of the Department of Publio Works, Madrid.) 

See in Prologo, on recto of Bliy, the long and well 
written passage, commencing thus: ;' 

"o^yb pliche Dtra nauebab/ no meno^ granbe quc 
micua p Eftrafia. npb tm gran fcclja/ p tan bigno 
bc oprfc/ ti bel fc marauinan toba^ laé macc^: 
ticmìjlan p fc cfpantan la^ pfla^ tan be nucua : 
ma^ tan nunca fafta agora faliaba^. p fafta cì 
munba bel atra munbo qucba hcnciba p marauillabD : 
ijuc allenbc nucftra cmifperia/ bi3cn qub cfta cn la 
ìjuclta/ p bel Dtro rafia bel mar fé Ran bc nueua 
faììaba cftaft pflaé : quc micuamcntc befrutìtc la 
grnt? nnimofa p ta faalicntc bc cfpaiia. , ^ ì^am] 
prnfa^ii^pe'cftan tfji^xitdM^ \^i gcntcé bd atra 

ih Biblìotheca Americatià. 

1499. taóD bel niunba/ bel tanto pobciio/ magcftab/ p 
granhesa ta bcfpgual be caracon p cffucrra bc 
nucftroé f|cfpanalc«j : quc f|an afabo cn prcnbcr la riuc 
nunca la^ ccfauc^ laó afaron pnncr " 

Dlrece refermces: \ ANTONIO, Bibl. Hisp. Vetitst. Il, p. 341. 
Brunet, Manuel, v, col. 1026. 



C ICiùcD cn q cfta rapilaija^ algun.ió biiìla^é be 
lira muti faiicta pabrc cócebiba^ cu faiioc be la 
jurifbi II cioii real bc fu^^ aìtE5a«S : toba^^ las^ prarj* 
matica^ q cftan fccljaij para la ùucna goucniacia 
bd rcpna/ li inuirimibD pnr mababa bc 3!uan ramlrc3 
cfcrluano bd cafcja bd rcp x bc la rcyna micftrci^ 
fcnarc^ : 1| ci tiiial fiic taffabo par fu^ altcsa^tì x por 
In^é fcnorc^ bel fu confcjD a Un caftdlaua bc arci 
caba faolu 11 mciv con priuilcoia rji"^ f".^ altcsa^ 
bicró por fu carta rcal/ g por ticnipo bc ciuco ano^ 
cotabo^ bcfbc || primcro bia ìyt be5iembrc bcftc 
prcfcntc ano bc ttiill x quinicnto^ x trc^ fafta fec 
coniplibo^ ningullno'otro fin fu pobcr lo pucba 
imprdiur cn. d renna ni fucra bd/ ni bcbcrlo/ fa 
pena bc cinciucnta mill || mr^ : la mitab para la 
' camera : : la atra mitab para d bicljo 31nan ramires/ 
X bc pcrber lo q auicrc im= || primibo o bcbibo/ a imprl* 
micrc bcbicre a touierc pa hcbcr tsx atra tata ja, 
d bicQa 3iua ramircs. jj ' 


.^ Ì4 ] Biblìotheca Americana. 

\^OX. Colophon (according to Mendez* and Cletnencin ')• 

=== ^ jfue (mprcffa cfta nfira cn la bilia bc ^Citala 
be f|Ena«5 pnr ICansalaa j^olono/ imptimfbni: be 
inftrajj/ a cofta be Slofian JUamirey Efcriftano bel 
jCDnfejD bel Hcp e be la JJcpna nueftro^ <l>cnarc^ 
;a quien fu^ ^Cltcsaj» manbaron tener capo be la 
fmprimir: acaboffe a bies e in^ biaj? bel rac^ bc 
^obiembre be min e tjuiniento^ e tre^ afio^. 

*,* Folio. Title one leaf + seven unnumberedieaves + leaves 
numbered i — ccxlviii + one leaf unnumbered. None of the 
copies we have examined contains a colophon. The copy 
before us once belonged to Fernando Columbus, and bears 
the foUowing entry ''''Este libro costo 485 7nrs. en Sevilla." 

(Biblioteca Colombina, Sevilla, and Private library, Erooklyn.). 

The copy before us ends with fol. 249. Gallardo's vvas 
only "242 fojas foliadas, mas otra al fin sin follar, y 8 al 
principio de tabla."^ 

i See on the verso of fol. cxvilj and recto of fol. cxix the 
ordinance of June 2 2d 1497 "Que los delinquétes q 
cóforme a la ley se ouiere de desterrar in metallum se 
destierren p las indias", informing Columbus that criminals 
of both sexes are allowed to serve in the mines of Hispa- 
niola and other islands for half of the terni of their 

>■ The text of this ordinance has been given by Kavar- 
rete* for the originai Ms. preserved in the archives of 
the Duke de Veraguas. It is mentioned by Munoz' 
and Washington Irving.* 

' Typographia EspaRola, Madrid, 4 Colcccioit, Voi. II, p. 207. 

1796, 4to, p. 338. j 5 Hktoria, lib. VI j xix. 

« Elogio de la Reina Isabel, p. 215. \l * Hisiory 0/ Columbus, Voi. II, 

i Ensayo, No. 8^3. -/ p. 145. 

Addilions. 15 

"It was revised and prepared for the press by Juan K03. 
Ramirez, secretary of the Royal council, from wham the ______ 

work is often called " Pragmaiicas de Ramirez!' It 
passed through several editions by 1550. Clemencin 
enumerates live, but his list is incomplete."' 


■ 'i 


Mmii^imt j^yftai-iary mitniu repcfcuffia- 1| ncjS nouitcr 
a ìlxcucrcniiiffima patrc 3ìa II «60 pSiliPPO ^Ergomcfe/ 
orbinij? I^ct II emitariim cbitc: tynt .^upplcmcntuni || 
fiipplcmeiiti Craniraru nuncupantur. || 3!ndpicnba 
flù cprbio munbi/ u^^g in 5Cnnum falliti^ noftrc. 
M. cccccij. |[ 

In fine: 

G Explicit Supplemcntum Chronicarum Dili- 
genter Et || Accurate Reuifum Atque Correctu. 
Venetiis Im || prellus Per AJbertinu De LifTona 
Vercellé || fem. Regna. Leonardo Loredano Ve || 
nctiarum Principe. A Natiui- 1| tate Chrifti M. ccccc. || 

iii. Die. iiii. Maii. || Cu5 Grafia Et || Privilegio. || , 


*»* Folio. Title one leaf + leaves numbered 2 — 451 + ten 
unnumbered leaves for index. On the title-page, woodcut 
of the arms of Cardinal Pallavicini, 
i-' / (Private Library, New York.) 

See verso of leaf 44 r. 

Direct yeference: Bibliùtheea Americana Vetuslhsìma p. 461. 

■ I I ■ I > 

7 We describe infra six of these se pone el decreto de Ics Reyes 

editions, one after Prescott, and the autorizando su compilacion. , .. Alguna 

oihers after Clemencin, supposing that otra variacion bay, que por su poca 

they ali contain the ordinance above entidad no ruerece expresarse. loe. ' 

menlioned, as the learned academician cit. p. 216. ^ 

says^ "Difieren estas ediciones de la i 

primera en que la portada no hace 8 Hislory of Ferdinand & Isabella,' 

pieniion de Juan Ramirez, ni al fin Voi. iii, page 448, tiote, ,^.^„ 

. ì6 Bibliotheea Americana. 

^ 5 O 3 - 5 • 12 . VESP UCCI US {AMERTCUS). 

' e: 5lII6crifiiiS hcfpbtib'J Xaiircntia pctri tic mcbid?" 11 

falutcm pluiimam bint 11 


,*^* 4to, sine anno aut loco, four unnumbered leaves, without 
signaturesorwater mark. Textinverysmall gothic characters. 
Recto of the tiiird leaf ends with the triangle. On the verso 
of the fourth leaf, a large woodcut representing tvvo seated 
saintesses holding the infant Jesus. The first page contains 
thirty three lines. 
^, ._ .(Biblioteca Casatenense, Rome.) 

13.' IDEM OPUS. 

€pift0la Sdltaidj: ii^e nono munticui 


Verso of the first leaf: 

C MSunbué noimé 11 ^lìjerimé It^cfpntlo^ Liiitcntio 
pctdllbc mtòidp faltimti ylarmmni Didt 11 

Recto of the four ih leaf: 

. €j: italita in latina Kingua lofunbu^ intcrpres» 
fianc tpiftDiam facrtit ut latini omnc^ H . . . 

*,* Folio, sine anno aut loco, four unnumbered leaves; forty 
, eight lines in a full page; the last of which contains a larga 
circular map of Europe, Asia and Africa, omitting the new 
world, with a heading insix lines commencing: Habet non- 
nichil latentis energie precedens Albericij Epistola . . . On 
the title page woodcut representing a male and female 

savage, naked. , 
' , (British Museum.) 

->, " 

Plrtct referetue: J F. DE Varnhagen, Amerigo Vespueci, Lima, fol. p. 9, 
1 from a copy said to bave been seen in fi^vanà, ^. 

Additions. "17 ^ 

l^' IDEM OPUS. 1503-5. 

' j^untiul II ì^mv$ Il ^^ 

Verso of the first kaf: 

Sdlfiericb^ befpuriu^ ICautentia ^tvó, Se me II tjfct^ 
falutem plutimam tiicit II 

*»* 4to, «'«if a«w cut loco, four unnumbered leaves without 
signatures, forty four lines ia a full page, last page blank. 
Watermark a scale (Venetian paper). Title in extremely 
large gothic type. Perhaps identical with ^. ^ , V. No. 30- 

(Trivulziana, Marciana, and Private library in New York.) 

The above are the Latin plaquettes giving an account 
of Vespuccìus' third voyage which have come under our 
notice since the publication of the Bibliotheca Americana 
Vetustissima. We therefore have described already at 
least eleven different Latin editions sine anno aut loco, 
but ali probably published in the same year, of Americus' 
first expedition under the Portuguese flag 

The vessels returned to Lisbon, September 7th 1502, 
but the account was not written for some time afterwards, 
owing to the fact that King Manoel kept the log book 
for several months in bis possession. It is certain, however, 
that the present description of this all-important voyage, 
in which Vespuccius speaks for the first time of the newly 
discovered lànds, as regions that should be called the 
NeTiT World: "Novum Mundum appelare licet", was 
written and probaly printed before bis departure for a 
fourth voyage, May loth* 1503, from which he returned 
June i8th 1504. 

« "Partimo adi lo. di Maggio 1503." Lettera di Amerigo Vespueci, 
(p. A. V. No. 87.) 3d leaf after signat, cij. 

1 8 ■' Biblzotheca Americana. 

r~ , ~) ;: 

1503-5. This third voyage is the only one of the live or slx 
- expeditions undertaken westward by Vespuccius, an ac- 
count of which was ever printed separately. The first, 
second and fourth voyages were described together, 
with a different version of the third, in Italian {B. A. V. 
No. 87), and afterwards in Latin by Waltzemùller, at 
St. Diey in 1507 {B. A. V. No, 44). 

The account of Vespuccius' discoveries and adventures 
which is inserted in the collection called Paefi noiiamente 
ritrouati{B. A. V. No. 48) is only a version in the Venetian 
dialect of this separate edition of the third voyage. 

Our readers are aware that ali the separate editions 
of this third voyage state that "ex italica in latinam 
Jocundus interpres hanc epistolam vertit." 

j Who was this Jocundus or Giocondo ? 

\ We know now from Lud's Spcculum orbis {B. A. V. 
No. 49) that it was not the "Julianus Bartholomaeus 
Jocundus", mentioned in the account itself as the party 
sent by the King of Portugal to induce Vespuccius to 
leave the service of the King of Spain, but the Veronese 
architect Fra Giovanni del Giocondo, who residcd in 
Paris from 1499 to 1507, in the employ of the city\ "Et 
circumferunt, says Lud,^ bibliopolse passim ea de re nostri 
Philesii Vogesigense [viz: Matthias Ringmann] quoddam 
epigramma in libello Vespuccii per Jocundum Veronensem 
qui apud Venetos architecti munere fungitur ex Italico 
in Latinum sermonem verso impressum. 

i This extract shows that the originai was translated 
from the Italian into Latin by a translator who is known 
to have been living in Paris at the time when the first 
edition was published. 

Now the German translations were ali made from a 
Latin copy which some bookseller beyond the Rhine 
obtained from Paris as early as May 1505. 

' 2 Sauval, Histoire et richerchfs des Antiquitls de Paris, Paris 1724, foU 
Voi 1, p. 230. 3 Speculum orbis, fol. iij. 

Additìons. 19 

"3(ii^ \atàx\ tfl bif mjfftpe in CeutfH? {f^S'^iJs^" <^«88 I503"5- 
òem ^jcemplrtr brts von P^riss Eain sur nwjcn xwontt ==— _ 

says B. A. V. No. 33. 

We infer that the first edition is to be so:.:ght among 
the copies printed in Paris. 

N°' 22, 23, 24, 25 oi B. A. V., and the folio edition 
above mentioned, ali of which are st'ne amio aut loco, 
without printer's marks, we judge from the type and 
paper to be German or Italian. N°' 26, 27 and 28 of 
B. A. V. bear respectively the names of Jehan Lambert, 
Daniel Roce and Gilles de Gourmont, ali of whom exer- 
cised their art in Paris. , ■{ 

Gilles de Gourmont must be thrust out as he did not 
commence printing until August 1507.'' Jehan Lambert 
and Roce only were printers before and after 1503. 
Narrowed down to these two names, we do not hesitate . 

' j 

to follow in the footsteps of M. d'Avezac, and to name 
Lambert's edition as the first of ali, especially as of the 
editions known, it is the only one which gives properly 
and in full, the name of the party to whom the Italian 
originai was addressed. ^ 

"Laurentio "pttn /ràncisci de Medicis", prints Lambert. 
"Laurentio Petri de medicis", invariably say ali the other 
printers. Who knows but this correct rendering of a 
name is due to the fact that Fra Giovanni del Giocondo, ! 
who made his translation at the time and in the city 
where Lambert printed the plaquette, also corrected the 
proof-sheets himself.''' ' " 

4 LoTTiN Catalogne chronologique corrected the proofsliects himself. 
(ics Libraires, Paris, 1789, Svo, But when the tr.mslator was far away, 
PP- '4> 72. as in the case of the Rome editions 

5 Here, the presence at the sanie of the epistle addressed by Columbus 
time, and in the sanie city, both cf to Sanchez, the probability is that 
llic iranslator and of the printer,- of two editions j/wì- ii'ì/ji;, oiic with an 
auihoriies the supposition that the incorrect, and the other with a correct 
edition with a correct tille is the title, the latter is a corrected edition, 
fnnceps, as the translator may have and thcrefore not the princeps. "" 

/■ io Bibiiothéta. Ameyuana, 

.1503-5. It is worthy of notice that the earliest editions of 
_ the German translation of Vespuccius' letter {È. A. V. 

' N"' 33, 34, S7' 38) made, as they state, from a Paris 

Latin edition, insert the name of "Francis", whilst the 
latest {N°' 40 &41 of the B. A. V) omit it. We there- 
fore consider Jean Lambert's edition as the princeps, and 
also as the originai of the first four publications made in 
the German language. 

'- The other Latin editions, mcludingOtmar's, may have 
been copied from Roce's^ which, in ali -probability is 
itself only a copy from Lambert's, but without having 
had the benefit of the translator's supervision, which' 
accounts for the imperfect rendering of Lorenzo de 
Medici's father's name on the title. As to the text of the 
Latin editions it is acknowledged in ali to be Giocondo's 

f No traces have yet been found of the Italian originai 
from which this separate version was made. There is 
an originai text in Italian of Vespuccius's third voyage, 
but it differs from this, and was printed only with 
the other three voyages in the rarissime No. 87 of the 
, B. A. V, . - 

< 15. /D£M OPUS. ' 
Jieclo qf the first kaf; abo~de three wo'odcuts: 

l^an ber niciilner lucrdt oft lantfcap 11 niEbjclicj: 
gFjcbDhc babc baarliif0 II tfggc con. ba partusad baar 
bcllalbci: ftcftc pploct oftc 3cc ìicnbcr b'taetck. || 

''■ 6 LoTTIN (&<?. ett. p. 150) States on the title-page of hìs edition of 

that Denis Roce printed as late as the Pierre Desponte's Pknrsalia, which 

year 1518. The woodcut which adorns was published only in 1513, at Paris, 

his Vesfucdui is also lo be found sniall S°, 

Addittons. ' 1\ 


d^geprint Cljantfeerpcn aen || ^pfctcn Inag^P* '^'^ Il 
31a ha ^OE^òarcS. r - - - 

* * 4to, sine anno, eight unnumbered leaves; five rough woodcuts • 

without those which follow the title on the first leaf ; thirty 
'■•, one lines in a full page. , ■' 

>^- ,, (Private Library, Amsterdam-I 


Libretto De Tutta La Nauigation De Re De . 
Spagna De Le Ifole Et || Terreni Nouameiite , 

Infine^ *■■ . .. ,--. ■■■.-.. . * 

Finifle el libretto de tutta la nauigatióe del Re 
de Spagna de le ifole & || terreni nouamete trouati. 
Stampado in Venefia per Albertino Vercelle || fé 
da Lifona a di. x. de aprile. M. ccccc. mi || CON 


\ — t.--t^ 

\*,* 4to. The present copy — which is the only one known — | 
. . lacks the title'-page. The title which we give above is the 
, .title on the recto of the second leaf, which is followed by 
\ fouTteen unnumbered leaves. Signatures Aii + two blanks, 
B, Bii + two blanks, C, Gii + two blanks, D, Dij + two 
blanks, verso of the last leaf blank. Entirely printed in 
Roman characters, without maps or ornaments. 
"" (Marciana, Venice ■) 

This rarissime work , so long lost , and which we 
describe de visu, is divided into xxxi chapters. The first 
is: Del colobomi eoe li serenissimi Re de Spagna liarmoiii. 
nauili. The last chapter is: Come pinzane andò al isola 
Spagnola & de li natiigo per ponente: & dapo (sic) una 
gran fortuna fecero ritorno i?i Spagna. 
j ~~~ ' ~~ — 

* Jan van Doesborch seenis to ■ 1873. Opuscoli stampali in Italia. 
have printed at Antwerp as early as .J^c. XV . xvi . cxov. 6, (22d plaquelte 
1502. cf. B. A. K, page 199. in ihe volume.) 



a Èiblioth'eca Am^ricav^ 

1504. A pencil note in the hand óf Morelli States that "É 
■■ il libro Quarto della Raccolta dei Viaggi 1 507 col titulo 

di Mondo novo" {B. A. V. No. 48), which is correct. It 
contains only the voyages of Columbus, without any of 
the headings introduced into the Raccolta. And as it 
was printed in 1504, and served as a text for ali the 
editions, translations and imitations of the Paesi nova- 
mente ritrouati, we can now understand why Italian 
reprints of this account, dated 1 52 1 , and Latin translations 
printed in 1532, speak of Columbus as stili living a 
quarter of a century after he was dead. 

The copy which Fernando Columbus owned, cóntained 
the following note in his own handwriting: 

"^Costo en uenetia 4 marauedis a 4 di de maiio 
a. I 5 2 1 . 

Direct reference: Bibliotktca Americana Vetustissima, No. 32. 

I cr O C . ^ 7 • ^^^ ^^^ ^^ ( CHRISTOPHER). 

"= Copia tic !ii lettera per Columl&o ii 

nmnbata ali ^crc""^ ì5c x iiicgina || ìÀ Spagna : ùc 
le infulE Etllluogijf per lui twuatc. || 

Verso of the first leaf: 

Canftantia ^apiicca ^rcffana alJ^agniftrot clariffill 
nio Icanccfca ^ragabcua poìiEfta bi ^rcffa. ^. H 

I Recto 0/ the second leaf: 

Copia ùE la lettera x^t faiffe i3an Cgrfftoforn |t 
aTaluCia Ilice lic || bi spagna x almiratc bc le 11 infule 
Slnùie : ali CfsuiftiaiiÉffimi t pò || tcti : Ile il t Regina 

I Biblioteca Colombind, Regiscrum E. No. 1074. This valuable plaqiietle 
is no longer to be foiind in ihe Library. 

Addillo ns. - '2§ 

' ■-■-—- _^ ^, , ,' *" .^ 

bf Spagna noftri fcgnori. 3In fóqual sii raanfli 1505. 
ftfta quato 0li fia accabuta in fua hiaggia : x \t terre : ■■■> 
prautncie : cita : fiumi : : altre cofe bcgìic ìxi abnii^ 
ratiane: €t anelata 'le termite boue fi ttDuana le 
tninere be ara in granbe r^uantita : i altre co II fé bi 
granbe-ualare j ric0c33a. Il 

j In fine: r. . 

' Stampata in Bcnetia Qs. nome || be Canftantidi 
•^Sapuera cita II bina bi "^Sreffa) per §>U \\ mone 
be ICaucre. a bi || 7 bi 3Ea3a. 1505. 1| © Il 

Cum prlu(leg(0ji 

^Hbucrte lectare a non Icgere OlDlufia ì^itz Se bi 
Spagna: ma legerai falii ttice|H5e bele 3Infule 3;nbie.|| 

•-*,' 4to. Title one leaf + six unnumbered leaves + one blank 
.. leaf. Signatures a 2 and b 2. 

(Marciana, Venice'.) 

We bave compared the text with Morelli's Lettera 
rarissima, and found it extremely faithful, save the ab- 
breviations, which it omits. Ulloa's verslon of Fernando 
Columbus s Life of the Admiral, either alludes' to this 
printed copy of the account, or to an edition of the 
Spanish originai. 

Direct refirenci: Blhliotheca Americana yeluslìssima. No. 36. 


C Copia be Ima littcra bel ile be portagalla 
mabata II al Jìe be CaftcIIa bel Piaggia : fucceffa be 
3lnbia. Il 

' Misceli. 1873, Opusc. 21^. dalla cui lettione, poiché ella si troua 

' "& nella Lettera, che per lui stampata". I/istorie del Signor D. Fer- 
l'Ammiraglio mandò à Ré Catolici, nandù Colombo, cap. 9.^. 

à4 Bibliotheca Americana. ' 

1505. ^«/«^• 

==== C 3!mytcffo fu ì5anm per inacftra "Sloanni be 
%tMitn. Il nel anno M. cccccv. a bi. xxiij. be (S^rtaftre. 

•,* 4to, eight unnumbered leaves beginning with the above 
title, follo wed by thirty six lines; signatures a, aii + three 
blanks, bij + two blanks. 

(Colombina, Sevilla, and Marciana, Venice*.) 

See the passage on the recto of the first leaf: 

"(i^ucftc he I0 anno M, <©. a gicicni otta bc 
marsa fé partirma bel nva porta be Xi?&cna j? 
anbarc in mcrcataria be fpcaaric i brogarie alle 

parte be tHInbia ^c bitta armata fu oiapitania 

generale jj^etro alue.s Caùralc. JSauiranbo paffato il 
rapo bcrbc fcoperfcno una terra nouaniKtc a notitia 
be qfta nra europa Ucnuta : alla quale terra b'J^anta 
<tiGtt [viz: Brazil] pofe il nome . . . ." 

Which shows that had Christopher Columbus never 
existed, America wouid have been discovered neverthe- 
less, Aprii 2 2d 1500. 

The history of this remarkable voyage is yet to be 
written, as in addition to the passage relating thereto 
tobefound in Barros", Paria de Souza% Zurita', deCazal*, 
Humboldt' and Baldelli^ the reader may be enabled to 
read the originai instructions given to Cabrai before he 
left Lisbon , a copy of which has been lately secured by 
M. de Varnhàgen. 

* Misceli. 1257, CXClir, '-■ « Corografia BruzS, \<A. l, pp. 12— - 

• Daada, Book I, Chapt. 30. 34. 

2 Asia Portugueztt, Book I, Chapt. V. 5 Examen Critigue, Voi. H, p. 2I7; 

i Analfs de Aranti, Voi. v, Book 3, Voi v, p. 61. 
CbapL 39. 6 Milio"'. VoJ. I, p. LIV. ' 

Additions.- àj 

We find in Navarrete' a Spanish text, copied from 1505, 
■the archives of the Disputacion de Aragon, in Saragossa, ______ 

which were destroyed during the memorable siege of 
that city in 1808, but we are unableto say whether it is 
the originai, inasmuch as the present Italian text has been 
inserted in Book 11 of the Paefi, with the mention that 
it was translated from the Portuguese language, 


"Copia di una lettera del Re di Portogallo 
mandata al Re de Cartella del viaggio e fuccelTo 
dell' India, ImprelTo in Milano per Pietro Martire 
de' Mantegazzi e fratelli, detti CaiTani : ad in- 
fanzia di Gio. Giacomo e fratelli de Legnano, 
M. ccccc. V, adi xvii. del mefe di decembre, 

(Melzi '.) 


twaì>txi [0 iQt fur5lìd)é erfun || ^m \mx burd) 
ben Komgf ì?ort portugal 2lml2nbe: (Bc- 
ti'uc^t su ^eybfigè biircS Wolfgang li mùller 
(fun|ì ^toileui) nacf) Cl)n|ii geburtl>liym 
funfft5el?enl?unbertijiesi x)iib funfften \<XKt. 

8 i8I. 4. m. JitcIIjolaldj. g^eDcm in iTojegarteitó SìIil. ju ffitcifg' 

(Weller Repertorium, No. 320 ) 

7 Coleccion de los viages, Voi. Ili, 1505 (B. A. V. No. 33; Panzer, 

No; XIII, p. 94. Annalen, Suppl, p. 102, No. 561 bis). 

^ Dklion.dt opere anon.Vo\.i,f. 2^1,. On the other hand, M. de Varnhagen 

♦ Weller, (Repertorium, No. 335), mentions a copy of Mathias Hupfuff's 

asserts that there are two editions of edition (B. A. V. No. 39) which 

the Gerinan Vespuccius publibhed by hi%\xv% Be ora, instead of ZJ^'ora, with 

Woiffgftng Hueber al N.urembsrg in the printsj's name spelled B'ùpfuff. 

56 Bibtiotkeea Americana. 

1505. 21. /DEM OPUS. 

^^ C S^on ^cr neJiiDen gefunbc « 

Kc0jon, bit nx)! ein meUt gcitennt mog tueròcn || ^^r4) 
fef 11 €vi^e\\ìià)en :&.miQ von Portu0rtl, g^r || n?lm^cr» 
liei) uno fcl^am et^mbtn. \\ ÌDer S^ùntg pon pertugi, 

(Rough woodcut of a king holding a sceptre.) 

IWso of the first Uaf ; 

Wotxicm vtSxi\xcà\M fLctn \\ rcntto Pctri franctfci bt 
nieòicjs x>i\ 0ru0 . . ♦ . 

In firn: 

Zu^ la II retn tft 6j^ mifUuc tit tdit^^ geaogen au^ 
^c•(n Ci: il tmpìax bai DOtt P^rj|5 e^rm \\n Yruìym momt 
»M||d) Crijlt Qcpmbt xv. f)im^elt Dn& fimff mr.|| 

**,* 4to, but octavo for sizc and shape. Ten unnumbered leaves; 
signatiires aij, aiij, b, bij; printed in vcry rough medium size 
Geiman gothic. 

(Miiiiich Library i.) 

1506. 2 2. MAFFEl OF VOLTERRA. 

^^^^^ m anHum. II ®i^\i %mm 

> Cini. 230(1. Rar. 5h. This item is identica! with B. A V' 

* "Copta ber Steroen 3c>tu"g Ou6 No. 99. On the other.Jiand we must 

Stcflllg £anbt. 0. D. U. 3. (IfsOS), say ihat we saw in Munich (Royal 

4 581. 4. 3" £fiP8'9 (UniO. SBibl.)" Libi. "Am. A. 426 or 430") a copy 

(Weller, Refertarium, No, 314-.) o^ B A^y. No. 100, the lille of whic^ 

Àdditions. t^ 

ttat» of thti first numbered Uaf : ^ ICo6. 

fi. ©alatertani Commcntariartaìi tlròanonim II ' — 

ICfficr. il ^egraentarum coelEftìnm fircui^ c^plicatio. li 


' ampccfDim ilnmae per Soannem ^Efitften %\i'- 1| 
manum. SUnno bomini. mdvi. || 

*»* Folio, MghteCD unnumbered kaves -r leaveb numbered 
w — DXUVH + twelve unnumbered leaves. 

(Britiah MuseuiD.) 
Dirtct rtfirence BiUHthsca Amni.ana V(itisH:m;ii, No, 43. 

23. BAD/US (/ODOC.) 

Mmi^ flultlfera a ìi0mmo fE^ ii 

bafdano ^cant pttmQ etUficata : z Iepit!i{rimi^ teura^ Il 
nife WnguE tìtftmi^ becotata : "^tinòt afe 31aca6o 
%[x 11 C0ECO p^flomufo !atinit&tE tianata : : deinfl a6 
Sfotto* Il VX %d.Un SUfenflD bario canninD ^mu 
no fine eo» || ninbEm familiari c^ilanatione ifluftrata. Il 

reads "(£opÌrt 6ef XXtrotn e)>tun0 from some facts mentioned in A DB 

<XU^ Pccfiln S.w\òt"f instead of GuSMÀo's j?««mo (mentioned in Z)*ar/o 

"3ritung" and "pVcCjìfg". de navt^fào da Armada qua fot a 

Mr. DE VarnraGEN is of opinion terra do traiti em 1530 . . . for Pero 

that this extremely carious plaquette, Lopez, Lisboa, 1839, 8vo, p. S7 note), 

which describes an expìoring expedi- the voyage undertaken by Vasco Gal- 

tion supposcd to bave been to the LEpo DE Carvalko and JoÀo de Lis- 

entrance 01 the Piata rivcrj might be boa, under theV'oitugueie Mae, iri 1506. 


2 8 ' Bìòkotheca Americana. 

1507. Infine: 

. . . Sdmpi'cffuni II ^afilce p 3SicDlau ICampartDt. 

%\\m 2C. Il M.cccccvij. ^ie 6d. xv. vamMi lEattij. !l 

'„* 4to. Title one leaf + one unnumbered leaf + lèaves 
' numbered iij — cviij Many curious woodcuts. 

(Private Libfary, Paris.) ■;! 

In thìs imltatìon of Brant's Narrenschiff by the gifted 
Jodocus Badius who made even more books than children ; 

"Plures fuerunt liberis tamen libri — 
Quod jam senescens coepit illos gignere" 

(HeNEIC Steph&m Dt arti! typosr.\ 

the chapter De geographica regìonu ingtiisitione , is 
replaced by one De geometraru7n curiositate, where we 
flnd only this faint allusion: 

finml t QUE 

^it nicnfura tue hirtuti^ ab iHa gcrcnìia 
^tiiUtum Eft canari quob non pafci^ abiptfri 
€t qb' ^ minimu \M prafit fi fit abcptum 
Mm QUccEt ixMy. an xxxxx. naueci^ orì&cm: 

Which is the object of a note at the end of the page: 

"q5 nemo hacten^ orbe terraru nouit cu nfis 
dieb'' ignote inuéte funt terre cp plurime." 

Thls is only the third or fourth edition of Badius' 
version. The first was published at Paris in 1505. 

Addittons. 2<^ 










Infuper quaruor Americi Ve- 
fpucij nauigationes. 

Vniverfalis Chofmographiae defcriptio 

ram in folido (^ plano, eis eriam 

infertis quq Ptholom^o 

ignota a nuperis 

reperta funt. 

D I S T I C H O N. 

Cum deus aftra regat, & terrae climata Caefar 
Nec tellus uec eis fydera maius habent 

ià Bibliotkeca Americana. 

ICQ?. Ve7S0 ej the first tea/: 


Cum (in ten lines, ending with o teXoc) 

Recto e/'Aij 



/« fine, encircltng a printer' s mark. 

Finitù. vij Id^. Maij || Anno fupra fefqui l mffle- 
fimum. vi). Il 

* J'' 4I0. No signature to the first leaf, then Aij, Aiij, Àiiij + two 
blanks; B, Bij, Biij + one blank + one blank for piate, 
a, aij, aiij aiiij + four blanks; b, bij, biij, biiij + four 
blanks; e, cij, ciij, ciiij + four blanks; d, dij, diij, diiij + 
four blanks; e, eij, eiij + one blank; f, fij, fiij, fiiij + two 
blanks, verso blank. 

(Private Librai'y, New York.) 

This edition, which we always considered and, stili 
believe to be the first, is now supposed by a critlc of 
great acumen and erudition to be only an amalgamated, 

The Hon.' Henry C. Murphy writes to us: 
"I have had the opportunity of examining carefully ali 
the copies of the Cosmographioe Inlroductio printed at 
St. Diey in the possession of Mr. J. Carter Brówn, Mr. 
Griswold, and myself , and have arrived at a perfect con- 
viction which the minute actual comparison by inspection 
would create in any mind used to the collation of books, 
that the Eyrles-Yemeniz copy [the present, B. A. V. 
No. 44] is not an originai edition but is made . up by 
the interpolation of four leaves (the ith, 2d, 5th and 
6th) or rather substitution of them in place of the 

• ■ . Additions. '■.■•'■■-'•■•■ '"_ji" ■■; ,„ 

corresponding leaves in the edition called by M. D'Aveza.c 1 507. 

the 2d yB. A. V. No. 45]. That the second and third . , , |_._ 

editions [N°' 45 and 46] according to his arrangement 

are the only originai edition; his first [No. 44] and fourth 

[No. 47J being variations alike made up from the 2d 

and là in the manner before stated. The detailed proof f 

I will give in my memoir." i 

We must now be permitted to give Mr. D'Avezac's 
opinion (which we share altogether) in his own words: i 

"Il faut faire deux parts du contenu du volume, i" le 
traité de Waltzemiiller, 2° les quatre navigations de 
Vespuce. Pour cette dernière partie, je n'ai eu la faculté 
de constater qua deux types, l'un avec la date des KaLs. 
de Mai (25 Avril. B. A. V. N°' 44 and 45), l'autre avec 
la date des Kals. de Septembre (29 Aoùt, N°' 46 and 47), 
et |e ne suis pas à portée de vérifier par la disposition des 
cahiers et des signatures, s'il y a eu en réalité des variantes 
secondaires dans chacun de ces deux types. \ 

Pour la première partie il y a deux rédactions bien 
distinctes, lune caractérisée par la dédicace à l'Empereur : 
faite au nom personnel de Waltzemùller, c'est l'originai 
[the present No. 24]; l'autre substituant à Walzemùller . 
le Gymnasiimi Vosagense. De ces deux parties A a et 
Bb, il a pu étre fait plusieurs combinaisons: AB, Ab, 
aB, ab; mais ce n'est pas tout, il est certain qu'il existe 
de la seconde rédaction de la première partie deux types 
différents et distingués entre eux par la disposition dos 
lignes de la dédicace au verso du frontispice: soit, a — a. 

Les articles de la B. A. V. N°' 44, 45, 46 et 47. j 

peuvent dès lors se traduire ainsi: - -^ 

No. 44 = AB, 
„ 45 = aB, : ■ M-i* 

„ 46 = ab, 
„ 47= Ab, 
et l'on pourrait peut-ctre rcncontrer des exemplaires 
form.cs suivant d'autVss combinaisons, mais ce ne saurait 
étf? d^ édiiions différentco. 

^ 'li; Bibliotheca Americana. 

1 5Ó7, Pour moi, il ny a dans tout cela (jusqu'à vérification 
. plus ampie des variantes possibles de la seconde partie), 
que trois éditions: AB, aB, a'b; le reste n'offre que des 
arrangements hétéroclites. 

Waltzemùller donne à St. Die, le 25 Avril 1507, son 
édition originale AB, et s'en va passer quelque temps à 
Fribourg en Brisgau, ou peut-étre à Strasbourg. En son 
absence Gaultier Lud réimprime d'abord sa première 
partie, afin de substituer le Gymnasium Vosagense à 
l'unique Ilacomylus, et il assemble cette réimpression 
falsifiée avec la seconde partie légitime, ce qui donne 
aB, puis on fait une réimpression du tout le 29 Avril, et 
l'on produit ainsi ab. 

Que A B soit la premure édition , et non a B, cela est 
prouvé par le livre méme. au verso du titre méme de 
A, Ringmann adresse à l'Empereur dix vers finissant par 
ce distique significatif : 

Hinc /z(5z' devoto Generale hoc mente dicavii 
Qui mirù prsesens arte paravit opus, 
etiisez en méme temps dans la Margarita philosophica 
de Strasbourg 15 12', la réclamation de Waltzemùller 
répétée par Humboldt.' 

Quant au doublé distique accompagnant sur les cótés 
l'estampille imprimée au recto du dernier feuillet, la 
traduction.-donnée dans la B. A. V. n'est pas exacte. Il 
faut'lire comme si les mots étaient ainsi disposés; ^ 

"Pra^sul Deodate! urbs clarescens tuo nomine qua' 
sunt juga montis Vogesi, pressit [hoc] opus etipsa eadem. 
Christo favente pressit Monimenta; tempore venturo 
premet csetera multa." \ 

Gaultier Lud n'est pour rien là-dedans; c'esi plul^it 
Waltzemùller qui parie, car les Monimenta sont aussl de 
lui, comme le rappelle sa dédicace à Antoine de Lorraine 

• "Ubi [speaking of St. Diey] ut cosmographiani nuper composniBUg, 
nost), meo potissiinum ductu et labore depinximus, et inipressimus." 
(licet plerique olii /also siii ascribant) s EKSmm Ctiti^jte, Voi IV, p. 113, 

Additìons. 33" 

en téte de Xlntrodudio : ' "Illustris genitor tuus [René 11, 1 5 O 7 . 
who.died in 1508] . . . laboris nostri monimenta sibi __==; 
oblata a nobis susceperet." - ,, 

This unique complete copy of the originai edition of 
the Cosmographi(S ìntroductio was first found on the 
quays of Paris , and purchased for twenty cents by the 
learned Eyries.* ; 

We found copies of No. 45 of the B. A. V. in the 
Munich Royal Library and the Genoa University. In 
the latter, the capitals are beautifully illuminated. No, 46 
is in the Vienna Imperiai Library, and No. 47 in the 
Mazarine. We have heard of a copy made to resemble 
the originai by substituting in the place of leaves i, 2, 5 
and 6 of No. 45, leaves !, 2, 5 and 6 of No. 47, ■\ 

We were unable to discover the copy said by 
Napione* to be in the Vatican. 


GATIONES 11 Eius qui fubfequenté terrarum || 
defcriptionjé vulgan Gal || lieo in iatinum || rranf- 
tulit. Il Decaftichon ad lectorem. || 

Afpicies tenuem quifquis forcaffe logiam 

Nauigium memorar pagina noftra placens. 
Contmet inuentas horas/ gentefcp recenter 

Letificare fua qu^ nouitare queant. 
Haec erat aitilo quo prouincia danda Maro ni 
(^1 daret excelfq verba polita rei 

i B. A. t' p. 128, note. reached the unprecedented pnce of 

4 At his death, in 1846, it was 2000 francs, and is now in the library 

sold for 160 francs, and when brought of a New York amateur, 

again under the hammer, at the Yemeniz 5 Ragionamento, p.39, on theautbority, 

«Je (Catalogue No. 2676) in 1867, it we think, of Foscamni. 


34 BiòHotheca Americana. 

T507. Die quot ambiuit freta cantat Troius heros. 

- — ■■- Sic tua Vefputi vela canenda forent. 

Flas Ì2rirar lecm terras vifuras/ in iUis 
Materiam libra : non facientis opus. 
Item diftychon ad eunde 
Cum noua delectent fama teftante loquaci 
Qux; recreare queunt hic noua lector habes. 

- A 

, Colophon as in B. A. V. No. 46. 

*** 4to. Thirfy-two unnumbered leaves. Signatures A (on the 
tte;-page), Aij, Aiij, Aiiij + four blanks, b, bij, biij + òne 
b'ank; e, cij, ciij + oneblank; d, dij, diij, diiij, dv, + three 
llanks; e, eij, eiij + one blank; f, fij, fiij + one blank.. 
(Britisli Museum & Private library, Twickenham.) 

"Fascicule de la Cosmographics IntroducHo détaché 
de l'ensemble et mis en circulation sous cette forme." 


Evidently the second part of B. A. V. No. 46. 

Dirtél referente: Lttiarches Catatogue, Part li, No. 5523. 


ùa ^ÌSeiìot fasCputia jFterEntin0 intitulata. Il 

In fine: 

'^■•Stampato in Vicentia cu la impenfade Mgfo H 
Henrico Vicentino : & diligente cura & indù 11 
ftria de Zamaria fuo iìoi nel Mcccccvii. a H di 

I .1 .... i. .» ..i - i .... I II - Il I m 

» Waltzemullir, p. 58. 

Addiiions. 3 il 

ili. de Nouembre. 1| cum gratia & H priuilegio p ani. X. ! 5 O 7 . 
corno nella || fua Bolla appare : che p || fca dei Do- "—— — 
minio Ve || neto n5 ardifca i H primerlo. 1| @ H 

•»• 4to. Title one leaf + five preliminary leavcs + one hundred 
and twenty unnumbered leaves. 

We repeat this title because the colophons of ali the 
copies which v/e had been permitted to examine in 
America, end v/ith the word pi-iuilegio, while those that 
we found In Europe", contaln in addi don the live lines 
given above, which precede a registcr in two lines 
surmounting a large printer 's mark of a double-circle, 
the inner one divided into three sections by a transversai 
dlameter, and à large perpendicular line, ending with a 
patriarchal cross. Within the inner circle, beiow the 
diameter, we notice the initials R. V., which impart to 
the woodcut an appearance very similar to the Lud and 
Waltzemùller mai"k In the St. Diey Cosmographice In- 

Although this is net, as we once erroneously stated, 
the first collection of voyages*. it is one of the earliest • 

I In the Magliabcchiana (Zorzi's gnà catta De BuP. 1! gcnoue^ metcabot. 

interleaved copy), Trivuliiana (a gue totio^ e^cttuctó Da^ 3nbla^ ... . 

spleadid copy wiih the arms of 3m || ptiralbo per ©«Itntjjm fctitatrtj 

Foscarini on the plats), Marciana and altmafto. £m a mup uoBcc pitia || be 

Munich Royal Library. XpiBoa. i^ta bc MA\ & juInBento^ & 

..marco 11 pauta. 11150 tlutobe^esco. ^"."/.^i?™ V"""" ""^ " 

laa btntto. H ® tcanabo ba catta be "'*' "^ ^euresco. \\ , 

Sufi Btnouf# t>a# blta^ tettai. |1 «5 * * polio, A to A viii contain 

pclulltslo bel acp notCo CtnBoc \ ~ title, preliminary matter and 

CcnBuft faffl a lmpceC|| [am bette liuto (able of contenis of the first ■ 

ni 80 bcnba tmto bcfio^ teu9 teano^ & boolc. Then a lo p vi in sixes, 

(enfio 11 tloS Cem lltefa be' ©alemtim ^nd a to q viii >n eights. 

ftcnabes to pena totenba na tat 11 ta Altogcther one hnndred and 

bo ttu pteullealo. l§e p«fO bene si^ unnumbered leaves. B. L. 

«rntB & be$ teae#.|| Woodcut of a spheie OD the 

la fine: titlepage. I 

.__,_,, .. -,» . ~\ (Privale Library, London.) 

' SScaBafe go Ituro be JtSacco psult. ' 

co 8» liuto be Jglcolao Ut |1 neto bn This is probably the earliest col- 

l>tti(}tano & aCCt mcCma Sa ctanabo be lection of voyagcs, but the obbgìng 

3^ ' Bibliotheca Americana. 

1507. and mosf important It was composed of accoimts already 
.. in print at the time. Thus, part of Boolc II, and the whole 

of Book III, are Uteraìly the voyage of Cabrai, printed 
at Rome and at Milan in 1 505 {supra No. 1 8), whilst 
Book IV is almost verbatim Vercellese's Libretto of 1 504 
(supra. No. 16). We may hope, therefore. to discover yet 
not only ali the originai editions which served to prepare 
the work , but also the Spanish' prototype of Book V 
which describes Vespuccius's third voyage, supposing 
that it was not simply Giocondo's Latin version, 

As to the claims of Fracanzo tó the editorship of this 
useful coUection of voyages, they seem to be ali contained 
in the short account of the Vicentine professor, written 
by Santa Maria. ♦ 

Since we published our Appendix, showing 'that Zorzi 
was not the compiler of the Paefi^ we bave examined 
ourselves the codices preserved in the Magliabechiana. 
We should state, in the first place, that the two volumes, 
evidendy prepared by Alessandro Zorzi for a new edition 
of the Viceatine collection, and severally labelled "Conti". 

owner who had the kindness to penise wro'ce two accounts of this voyage; 

it twice at oui reqnest, reports that one, written in the Portugaeselangnage 

it contaiRS no reference whatevsr to viras addressed to king Manoelj the 

the success of Columbus aud the othei was a translation into Italiàn, 

Cabots, or to the §peedy return of directed to Lorenzo, the son of Pietro 

Cortereal from the norfh, or to *any Francesco de Medici. Both of these 

of the transatlantic navigations or versions are now lost ; but it is certalio 

navigators. Ihat Giocondo of Veronà's translation 

3 The fifth bool< of the Paejt follows was made fiom the Italian originai, 

the Latin text. so literally that it We are of opinion that the account 

would be taken unquestionably for a in the Paejì was translated directly 

translation of the sanie in the Vicen- from Giocondo's Latin version, whilst 

line dialect but for the assertion that the translations of Ruchamer, Madrid 

it was "de Lengue Spagnole inter- gnano and Du Redouer were made 

prato in Idioma Ro[mano]." Our into German, Latin again and French, 

readers are aware that the translator from those same Patji, Else, where 

into Latin of the Paefi (Itinerarium did ali the latter versions borrow the 

Partugall; B A. V No. 58) states notion of calling Giocondo "the 

that he made his translation of that Joyful interpreter"? Simply from the 

voyage from the Portuguese , whilst error first committed in the Paefi. 
Ruchamer asserts (B. A. V No. 57) « Bibliotua di Scrittori di Viemta, 

that bis was made from the Italian. Vicenza, 1775, 4to,- Voi, ut, p, V. 
KOv it is knowD that Vespuccius 

Additions. %*J 

and "Alberico", are stUI in the National Library at 1507. 
Florence,' which, as our readers are doubtless aware, ■ ^ ■ ■■ 
is the new name for the Palatina and Magliabechiana 
combined. These valuable porte-folios, which found their 
way into the Magliabechiana when the Strozzi library 
vrss, divided between the Magliabechiana and the Lau- 
rmtiana in 1 784, are composed of ali the printed parta 
cf the Paeji of I 507, thickly interleaved. The inserted 
leaves consLst of manuscript additions, including dimin- 
utive maps and several printed accounts. We found 
among the latter £. A. K N°' 122, 190, 193, 215, and 
the curious plaquette dated Sevilla, Feb. 8th, 1 538, which 
we describe infra. 

Concerning Alessandro Zorzi himself, we have diligendy 
examined the numerous Foscarini Mss., preserved in the 
Imperiai Library at Vienna. In voi. 6143, recto of page 29, 
we found only the following meagre account : 

"Alessandro- Zorzi, 1 560. Viaggia due volte in Cipro, 
poi in Alessandria, poi in Inghilterra, Spagna, Fiandra, 
e d'anni 20 in circa. Nota tutti, costumi a coste riguardevoli 
antiche e nove, e mette le più curiose in dissegno massime 
le Gulie e altro d'Alessandria. V. Taccuin presso Forcelini 
p. 20." 

Wha!t the learned doge meant by his reference ^o 
"Taccuin" is that which neither ourselvesnor the obligiiTg 
librarians in the Imperiai library could discover. Thìs 
was so much the more ao-gravatinof that Foscarini when 
mentiomng Angelo the Trevisan, or Malipiero, invariably 
refers to this "Taccuin presso Porcellini."^ 

We were su;-prised to find that the only works which 
Foscarini intended to read for his much talked of chapter 

5 "Conti, Strozzi, in 4to, cod 24, from the sixth letter in Forcellini's 
Class XIII, Alberico, Class Xiu, cod. correspondence (Venice, 1835, 8vo), 
81." biiL we failed to find in these Ictters 

6 FoRCELLINl and P'oscarini cor- anything akin fo the subject 
Jesponded together; as may be seen 

^8 Èièlìotheca Amertcand. 

1-5 07. on Viaggiatori VìGve taken from the short list glven tjy 
^ Lenglet Du Fresnoy. As to his manuscript sources, they 

seemed limited to the Portolani m the Marciana. 

Direct rtferenet: Bibliothtca Americana Vetustissima^ No. 48. 

2 7 . PETRA R CA (FRANC.) 


In fine: 

Stampata in Venetia per Mae !l ftro lacomo de 
pinci da Lecco || co gratia come nel priuilegip || 
fi cóténe mdvii. Adi. iii. di H Decembre. li 

',* 4to. Title one leaf + leaves 11 — ^xc + two blank leares. 

(Paris, Imperiai Library,) 

"Leggesi alla pag. ^^ Fu anchora da questi Re 
(Ferdinando e Isabella) mandato Christóforo Colombo 
Corsale di Nazione Genovese a cercare nova terra di 

(SPOTOBNa>) • 


Direct re/erence Panzer, AnncUes. Voi Vlit, p. 387, No. 398. 
* Delia arigin* di Cnit. Columbo, p. i?.^ 

•Additions 39 

28. DANDOLO {MARCO) 15^7 

Marci Dandulì Artirim ac. L V. doctori';. oc =-''===^ 
Equitis ; Il Oratoris Veneti apud Sereiiifdmnm 
Ferdinandum l| Hifpaniaì : utriascp Sicife : &c: 

In fine: 

Catholicum Refjcm 11 Oratio. | 

Habita Neapoli in Caftello noua iiii. 11 Calendas 
lanuarias. m. d. vii. |1 £t Domiriica natiuitate. il 

* 4to, eight unnumbered leaves. No lyater mark. 

(Private Library, New York.) 

See on the verso of the sixth !eaf, the passage com- 

'*lnjula muétcs. Difperfas nam$^ ipfas Lnfulas & 
(Mimibus hactenus incognitas : maioribus ^ exprimi 
poflìt diffìcultatibus exquifivifti " 

Marco Dandolo, aVenetian juHstand diplomatist, was 
bom in 1458, and died in 1535. 

We ha ve seen tv/o copies of this work. One, wiih 
the arms of Foscarini on the plats; the other contained 
on the verso of the last leaf, in the well-known hand- 
writing of Fernando Columbus, the following note : Este 
fioro (OSt(t en roma 3 ^uatrities por Junùxie 15 17. 

'40 Bibliotheca Americana^ 

1508. 29. RUCHAMER {JOST.) 

' ' tlyc unbefanbe £aitbc unbc cirte x^z 
XOtiXht tri forter forgangener tyb gefimben* 

Qprrtte in ^e ^C>c4>i>ufec%cn || 0cbr^4>t »n^e ^cmaCct 
\& òurd) ^cn «jeròt || 0cn »nbc ^o4)0elccrbcn ^crcn 
3<>|tcn Kù 11 d?rtmcr pr)>cn l^unfle unòe arflcbj^en ©ocH 
torcm zc* ÌDflr na J>6r4) fì)ennin0u (S^jctelcn 1| x>t^ ber 
f crfcrliEcn ®ta&t SUxhtd gcboren in jj beffe fine ttTA&era 
lt£cn ©prrtEe renpanbclt* H X^nòe òèr^) mr 3"**0<J'? 
Stucljsjcn to rfu 11 reinber4) (Sebrùcfet rn tlHilmfect 
na C|>ri|li unfes Icuen 4)Cren gebort M.ccccc viij jare [^ 
cm 2{ucnbe ^lijabet^ ber ^iili^en tDebexreb || òc&c fe^r 
tpas «ni «4?^^)'^"^'^" b<?0f rCopé H bris i>e« CDintcrs 

Henningìi Ghetelan Lùbecensis 

Vasta periclo sceptra gravis scrutata Colubi 
Regis et insignis Emanuelis ope. 


Verso 0/ title. ' 

^inem etltfcn an^onxotx beffes loditi <int^\X'A 

^ennin08 (S^etclcn fxnm benfl im t^óntfdjop* 

■ JUir 0unjl un xoyWtvi ì)es xottbX'^tn u^^c |)od?0clerc* 

dcn |)srfn "^ofan ^ucfjamer H òctr iprej'cn Im^t \xr(t> 

arflebye^octoren JCt it>ck|)cr ì>;t2^occf fjcffl er|lmrtde 

... -, •.— Additìons. 41 

Qm<ttct \\ x>t\f betti xoa\{à}cn in i}Cd} bubcfd^f bittd} 1508.* 

bebé unbe anlanQent einer fincr puberi voùnbc \\ fo \)ehbe - u.-u..^ 

id ^cnntn0eB (B^ctelen (vtf) bev è(iyfali<^ai ^tabt 
Jiùbed 0eborcn)l|»orni^0enfltT{en, bytl50(dto maden 
vnbe to xoanbeln vtl) bem l)Cd)bùbcfd)en in \\ myne 
mubetlite ^prade, alfò men vebet in ben lo^fcoevbi^en 
^en^efieben unb ot in ben \\ wyb. veroyenben JLanben 
®a4>fcn, tnavde pomern Pruffen ilTc^dmbordj 
^olflein :c» 

*,* Small folio for size. Title oneleaf + sixtyseven unnumbered 
leaves, text in two columns. On the title page a scroU 
encircling a globe surmounted by a cross. 

(Private Library, Moscow.'j 

Translation of Ruchamer's German version of the 
Paejt into the Low Saxon Dialect {Platt - Deutsch) by 
one Henning Ghetel of Lubeck , and printed by the • 
same printer, with the same types and justification asj 
B. A. V. No. 57. 


C HasonamiEnta be la^ emòa* Il jcaborc^ be c^pafla 
en la o&ebiMIda que titei:on al papa.|| 

• The Catalogne of the Biblioteca examined the hook (labelled 53. D 

Boritnica, p. 51, mentions, like Cle- 47^ and found it to be only the 

MENT and the B. A. V. No. 54, an ediiion of 1510. {B A. K 64.) 

edition of Francis de Albertinis's De ' Kindly communicated by Messrs. 

mirabilibut nova et veteris Urbis Romce. Serge Sobolewski of Mo&caw aad 

Rome, ijo?, 4to. Wbenin Na|)les ws Albert Cohm of Berlin. 


42 Bibliotheca Americana. 

1508. ^'"'■f" "f ^^^fii'^f ^^<^/' t. 

^=== Fernandi Tellii orario habita in fenatu apo|| 
ftolico VI. cai lulii in exhibéda obediéda || lulio. ii. 
pondfìci maximo loanae hifpania || ru reginae & Fernadi 
aragoniae atc^ utriusc^ || ficiliae regis nomine. H 

In fine: 

IniprefTa Romse calendis lulii ||m. d. viii.|| 

*,* 4to. Title one leaf + three unnumberèd leaves, no signatures. 
Title printed in gothic, the text in Roman characters. 
I (Private Library, New York.) 

. See the passage on the recto of the second leaf com- 
mencing thus : 

"Tradimus alteru orbe nfis nauigationibus 
exploratu atcp cópertu. Quodcn maiores noilri 
dubitauerut an ex altero hemifpnerio efTent nobis 
anripodes: multo illic plus coeli ac terrae nojflroi^ 
principu aufpiciis explicatu efl : q uà tota pater europa. 
Na qd ego referà maris indici dites infulas nuper 
inuentas: atcp ia factas quafi fuburbana hifpano^ 
praedia? has quo(p fub imperivi ruù mittimus . 
atcp ut poeta nofter air : tradimus hefperias gentes: 
aperimus eoas . . . ." 


\ This Fernando Tellus or Tellez, a native of Sevilla,' was 
the third son of Garda Tellez and of Maria de Sandoval. 
He held the office of member of the Royal Council and 
of Chamberlain to the Catholic kings.' He was entrusted 
severa! times with diplomatic missions. 


\ • SalazaR Y Castro, HUtorìa corso gerualegico de tot Telhs d* 

general de la casa de Lara, Madrid Sevilla, 1660, Ms., and Diseors» in 

1697, 4to, p. 4S7. s.ppttnàij. io \ht BiiliotAeca Americana 

^ » L. Fernanpez M^LGAREJO. Dis- yetuttitiima, p. 48». 

Àddkìons': i,% 


èi0 bùcf>lin fagct wic bic ^wé 11 ^urct)* 

Cajiilicn II t)nb l)crr iCmanuel. K, 56. Por- 
tugal ^aben bae wcyte li mór crfùct)et tJnnb 
funben utl Jìifulcn, unnb cm tlùroc li wclt 
t?on wilbcn na(f enben S^eùtcn, tjormals 

In fine: 

©eòrucft 3U ®tr<J0burg òurd> ^o^^nc (Brumger || . 
^m wr M . ccccc . ix. .pff mttfrtft. tX>ic feu «ber óre II 
^U0d pn bcf4>rciburtg bcrg^n^ertn tcelt r>tr|lon foltt/H 
loùrft òu ^crnad? pnòcn vnwò lefen. || 

•«• 4to. 1d every other respect like B- A. V. No 62. 

"■^"~ (Imperiai Libriry, Vienna.) 


3Dcr «?clt Fugel il ^efd)i7bug ber tX)clt x:)nb 
be^ gd 11 x^i ^rttreict)^ bie angc^ogt ^n ver- 
glcid)t cmei* rotunbé II fuglcn bic ban futiber-j 
hd> 0cmad)t Ijtc 5u getjórébe bar il in ber 
/Kauffmd x>nb em tetlid)er fe^emón mercten 
mag li n?ic bie menfct)cn x)nbé gegé t>na wonc 
pn u>:c ì>\t fon umbgang. Iberni befcf)nben 
mit x)il feli5«mé bingé* Il (^ooic«r o/a G/b/'e.) 

44 Èìbliotheca Americana. 

1509. Infine: 

_______ (Efctrucft 3U ^tfrt^burg. t>on 3<^^ijnnc || ijruntger 

itti j>ar. M. D. IX. uff oftcrn || "^(ì^Mmt 2(òelp()0 
Cflfltgfltorc. Il 

*,* 4to. Title one leaf + fifteen unnumbered leaves. Ten 
woodcuts of globes, one (on the verso of Ciiii) contains the 
word "neiitB welt." 

(Imperili Library, Vienna.) 

This is a translatlon into German oi B. A. V. No. 61. 
Just as N°' 60 and 61 were published together, so was 
the present No. 32 issued with the above No. 31,. of 
which it seems to he a continuation, if we mayjudge 
from the following words in the colophon "rourfl òie 
\)tx nad) finòcfi uno Icfcn." 

As to the corrector it is the Strasburg physicìan John 
Adelffus of Mùhlingen, who wrote a Hfe of Frederick 
Barbarossa, and calls himself in the Margarita "Johan- 
nes Adelphus Mulichius", "Mulingus", and "MiUichius 

DìrKt rtfcrtuce: WellzR, Rtfertorlum. No. 52I, 


C 'SrgEflJjlJipEDffODlE^JKWoodcut) 

In fine: __ 

C €5u^ tnbctFi t&E ffipppE of foole^ of iXjM 
tourlbE. €n- H prpnteù at Xonban in jFlcte ftretc 6p 
ìl^pnftp bD tunrbc || prpntcr unto tfic ntt\[tnt prpnaCfe 

• Shyp of Folyi of the Worlde, We bave been unable to procure 

troHilated cut of Laten Frmcht and this edition, but as it is well known 

Docht into Englyssche Tonge, by that Barclay has very much altered 

Alexander Barclay Preste. Lond. (y the originai text, we «re anable to 

Rycharde Pynson, 1309. folio. B. L. say whetber this aljo coatoins the 

leaves nurabered x — ccLXJtiiii. besides pagsage retating lo the "ysle» of 

fouT leaves for dedication and table. Spayi^e," or wbether it presenti dif- 

rLowNDES.) ferencej. 

Addiiions. 4Ì 

lìSargarttt/ Coiin H tcffE af ìEipc§cmDnhc anh l^crtp^/ 1 509- 
aiib oranbamc bnto II mir niaoft naturali foucctpne ===== 
larbE ftpntjE ì^cnrp p. vin. |i %\yt pere of out lorhc. 
M . ccccc. IX. C %\yi fprfte pc* 1| ce of tf|E repgnc 
of Duc faucrapnc lorbc lipngc ì^cnrp tfjc Ij viii. O^c. vi. 
liapE pf 3!ulll. Il 

' 4to. Title one leaf + four unnumbered leaves for address 
of the translator (Henry Watson) "out of Frensche into 
Ejiglysche" + two leaves for table and prolude + one 
\ hundjed and sixty-two unnumbered leaves with many spiri ted 
woodcuts, and mark of Caxton with Wynken de Worde's 
name inscribed on the verso of the last leaf. The prescnt 
copy is printed od vellum. 

^., . ■.., (Paris National Library.) 

Our readers are aware that the design of the "Shyppe 
of fooles" was to ridicule the prevailing foUies and vices 
of ali ranks and professions, under the allegory of a ship 
freighted with fools. In the chapter "d^f |jim t^at tapll 
tarptC/ anb raguere of ali rEgpon^," we find the earliest 
mention in English of the newly discovered world: 

'"STSc t^pte t^e tcBic^B i^ unRnotaen (J^f prpfte^ t^at 
neucr l^ah Ben manpfeftE, taa^ tfje not fountie tDit^ t^e epe, 
anb not toit^ ^t Scrte ^ere toa^ one t^at ftnetoe tfiat in 
p* pfle^ of ^papne toa^ enfiafiptante^. IJ^ì^erfore ]^e aiSfieti 
men of ftpnge jferlipnanliu^, ; toente t fountie tf)em, t^e 
togic^e IpuEÙ a^ fieefte^." .. 

DtTKt r^erenct: Van Praet, Catàtogut da Vivrà sur vOin, Voi. |v. No. yfi. 

4^ "* Bìbliotheca Americana. 


'=='==''==^ Baptifbx Fulgofi de dictis factis- li cp memora- 
bilibus col 11 lecranea : a Camil || lo Gilino lati 11 na 

fa II età. Il 

/n fine: 

.... lacobus Ferrarius Medio || lanL x. kl'. lulias 
a redemptione Chriftiana anno JVL D. vmi. impref- jj 
fit . . . 

*,* Folio, Title one leaf + three hundred and thirty fiv€ 

unnumbered leaves. 

(Private Library, New York.) 

See verso of signature Ilii, in lib. viii. De Christophoro 
Co lumi 0. 

Fregoso, Frigoso or Campo fulgoso, was the son 
and brother of a doge, and himself doge of Genoa, from 
1479 to 1481. 

The Italian originai never was printed, but this Latin 
version has been reprinted at Paris by Galliot du Pré in 
1518, 4to, by Cavellat in 1578, 8vo, and at Cologne, by 
H. Romarck in 1726, 8vo. 

The present edition is greatly prized on account of 
the beauty of the paper and impression. In the Paris 
Wational library, there is a copy printed on vellum. 

I Panzer, Annata, Voi. vii, p. 387, No, 79. 
Van Praet, Catalogue da Itvrcs untrimlt tur vllitt, 
Voi. V, p. 156. No. 187 
BftUNKT, Manuel, Voi. il, col 14x1. ^ 

Àdditimsvi- 47 


ptiftae Manruani Carmelitae. || Georgius. || CoecHia. |1 
Brixia. || Siluarum Libri duo. || Exliortatio regu 
chriftianorij vt ducane in bar || baros. (Woodcut) || 
Venundantur fub Pelicano & a Badio. || 

In fine: 

C Ex qdib' Afcéfianis Ad nonas Ianuarias[( 
Amii. M. D. IX. ad calculu Romanù. ||' 

8vo. Titlé one leaf + leaves numbered n— cxv + one 
unnumbered leaf. The copy in the Paris Imperiai library 
contains the mark of Badius Ascensius instead of that of 
De Marnef which is on this. 

(Private Library, New Vork.) 

See on the verso of leaf lxxxv, the passage: 

Caerera ptereo. perpéde quid aera per auilriS 
Clafììs : & inuétae magno vlrra fiderà Cancri 
Infulte in occeano genuenfi hortate Colubo 
Polliceatur. Iter fpondenc ad iittora rubra .... 

Battista Spagnoli or Mantuanus, was bom in Mantua, 
circa 1436, and died March 20th 1516.' He wasgeneral 
of the order of the Carmelites, wrote 55000 verses,' and 

• Nlceron, Mhnoira, Voi. XXVit, Chat de la nature. Galéopolts, chei 
p. III. Galéopbile, tue des Cbats, à l'enseigne 

> M9VTQNMET, t^ ^alMt, cu U 4» Matou, 1798, Sto, p. 4^. 

48 Bibliotheca Americana. 


i.509. Erasmus said of them' that they wouid some day equal 

.. the reputation of those of Virgil. 

We failed to find the Exhortatio regum christìanorum, 
from which the above passage is extracted, in the edition 
of his collected works given by Badius Ascensius , at 
Paris in 15 13, folio. 


■ ' ■■ — , Above a large woockul representing seated students : 

%i^^tW tenete mm ìmM% 
commentaiii^. ii 

Colophon : 

C Imp/Tum Venetiis a Philippe pincio A-lantuano 11 
Anno diii. M.cccccx. die xxix. Octubris. Inclito 
do II mino Leonardo Lauredanò Venetiarum || Duce 
ferenifilmo Imperante. || 

•»• Folio. Title one leaf, with Daniel Gaetanus' epistle to 
Leonardo Mocenigo on the verso. + leaves numbcred 
u — cxix. Printed on two columns. 

(Biblioteca Colombina, Sevilla.) 

See the brief commentary on verso of leaf xcn. 
touching the well-known verses in the Medea: 

"P^^-.- " uenient annis 

Saecula feris quibus oceanus 
I Vincula rerum laxet & ingens 

Pateat tellus : tiphifcp nouos 

Detegat orbes. nec iìt terris Vltima thule." 

ì Epittolarum liiri xxxi, Lond. 1643, fol. 

^ -.._.. Addùions. 40 

'". •*" - - ■ ' 

The copy before US is Ferdinand Columbus's own, filled IS^O. 
with Ms. notes; one of which, dose to the margin of the ■■ , 
above verse, has often been quoted, viz: "haec prophe|| 
tia expleta é || per patré me 1| U5 cristoforù colò almira || 
té anno '492- il 

At the end of the book, we read: 

"Erte libro coflo quatro reales y dos por 
encuadernar en Valladolid por marco de. 1 5 1 8 . . . 
Comence a leer efle libro y a paflar las notas del 
en el yndice en Valladolid y diiìraydo por muchas 
ocupaciones y caminos nolo pude acabar hafta el 
domingo ocho de Julio de. 1520. en bmfelas de 
flandres . . . ." 


Naufragio y peregrinacion de Fedro Gobeo 
de Vitoria, naturai de Sevilla, eferito por él mifino. 
Dedicado à la Excelentifima Seiiora Doria Juana 
de Sandoval, condefa de Niebla. 

En Sevilla por Clemente Hidalgo. Ano /5/0. ■ 

« « 

8vo. Title one leaf +. six leaves for Privilege in favor of 
Isabel de Mena, the author's mother, dedication and epistle 
to the reader + one hundred and sixty leaves. 

The work is divlded into eight books. The first treats 
of the author's voyage from Spain to Panama; the 
second, from Panama to the coast of Perù, the third, 
fourth and fifth of Gobeo's shipwreck and adventures; 
the sixth is a life of Santa Teotista, a nun from Lesbos ; 
the seventh, bis escape from death, and the laSt an 
account of bis becoming a priest and joining the order 
of the Jesuits. He died at Sevilla, "extra Societatem, 
fere septuagenarius", says Antonio. j> 

' ^ ■...- • . 7 . 

50 Bibliotheca Americana, 

15 IO. We borrow the present ride from Navarrete's 

.. posthumous work, Biblioteca Maritima Espanola;^'h& 
evidently has seen this originai of the Latin ti'ans- 
lation and commentary written by John Bissel, under 
the title of Argonauticon Americanum, sive, Historice 
Pericuiorum Petri de Victoria, published at Munich, 
1647, small i2mo; and in 1698, i2mo, at Amsterdam, 
by vEgidius Janssen à Waesberge, although with the 
imprint of "Gedani" (Danzig). According to Navarrete", 
Gobeo's or Goveo's account was also published in German, 
by George Anlin(?) at Ingolstadt, in 1622 and 1628, 8vo. 

Direct references : l PlNELO, Epitome, p. loo. 

1 Antonio, BiUiot. Hispan. Nova, Voi. Il, p. 199. 
■■-..,..-. J NavaRRETE, Biblioteca Maritima, Voi. II, p. 560. 

* De Backee, Biòlioihìgue des Ecrivains de la Campagnit 
de Jisus, Voi. II, p. '70. 

15 II. 38. ANONYMOUS. 

""^"^ € % nelu interluùe mix a mety of iiyt w 

nature of t^t. iiii. dementa ùEriarpngE manp ptoll 
per ìmym$ of pgplDfapQp naturai, anb of ùpuer^ Il 
feanngc ìanbp^, anù of ùpucr^ ftraunnc effetti t il 
tmiif, Vofjic&E intcriutiE pf p gale mattec fie plapù || 
topi contEpnc tì^c fpace of an j^our anb a galfc, 6ut 
pf p£ !pft pE piap lene out xmt^t of tge fab matec || 
a^ tlìe meffengErl ptt, anb fame of naturp^ parte || 
anb fame of ej:perpen^ pte t pet tì^e matter tapi 
beli penb ronuenpentlp, anb tgan it topQ not&e pa(te|{ 
tì^re Quarter^ of an gour of lengtg.H 

*,* 4to, but octavo for size; incomplete. Only copy knowa' 

(British Mttseum ) 

i j^ IIII.» ■ • ■ Il ■ ■ fc 

• Madrid, "de r^al ordeo", 1852, 8vo, 2 vgls. > Loe« a/., p. 561. 

Àdditions. 5 ^ 

"in the cosmographical part of the play the poet i^n, 

professes to treat of "dyuers straunge regyons and of 

the new founde landys" of America. One of the characters 
is Nature naturate under which title Baie' first inaccurately 
tnentions this piece, and is herein followed by Pits,' Wood' 
and Tanner*. Dr. Percy supposesthis play to have been 
written about 15 io, from the following lines: - 

V \ ..... . Wii^ixK t^i^ XX pere ' 

\ ÌJ^efttaatbe tee founbe neta lanbc^ 
®10at hjE nctiEC fiarbe of ficfarc t^i^."' 

Ames* places It among the sine anno publlcations of 
John Rastell, andcites Warton' and Percy. ^ 

Mr. Collier quotes the following passage: 

%\xt t6f^ netae lanh^ faunbc latelp 
1J5cn cailpù SCmerica, 6p taufe onlji 
SCmecicu^ bpb futft tgem fpnbc." 

"First ìmpresaon dated 25 oct. 11 Henry viii." (Ms. 
note on the book, which belonged to Garrick.)» 


Dlrtct rtftrmcti Blblìetìuca Americana Vtbistissima, pp. 464 and 518. ' 

« John Bale, BUhop of Ossory. 6 Typogmphical Antiq. Londoni 

Striptcr. illusi, maioris Biylan. Calai. 1780, 410, p. 342. 
feasileffi, '557—9. fo'- ? 7 HUtory of EnHhh poetry, VoL il, 

» JoKU PlTsnVS, Pe nluslr. An^iia n. 364 r ." 

Scriptor. Paris, 1619, 4to. ? or ., r- >• , p. r j 

3 ^M«,<f Oxoniense,. ? , ^ ^^^'9""« the Enghsh Stage, Lond. 

^Blblioth.Brìtanno-HibemuaXorià. '707. P- »• j 

1748, fol. ? 9 Annals o/t/ieBnlisAStage,Vo\.ll, 

5 Procetdings of the American Antiq. p. 319. ? 
Society, Oct. 31, 1865, p. 28. 

52 Bibliotheca Americana. 


^== Ioannis Sobrarii Secudi Alcagnicenfis Pane- 1| 
gyricum Carmen de geilis Heroicis Diui Fer-!| 
dinandi catholici : Aragonù : utrius(p Siciliae || 
& Hierufalem Regis femper Augufti .- & de 1| bello 
contra Mauros Lybies. || 

In fine: 

... Impreffit Caefaraugufbe || Georgi^ Cocl 
Theu- Il tonic^. anno 1 5 1 1 1| qrto Ids. mali || extitk 
copie- li rum. || ; 

* i 

4to. Title one leaf + twenty-five numbered leaves. 

This title was kindly communicated to us by Senor 
Don José Sancho of Madrid. 

See on leaf viii, the passage commencing thus: 

Inuentio nouarum insularum: 

Huc ades o radians : & currus defer ad altos 
Phoebe tuum uatem : non quod temerarius ipfe 
Lora regam foli diuum tibi cognita tantum. 
Nec phaetontceos cupiam pueriliter aufus: 
Quadrupedes^ citos : & triilia munera : fed quod 
Te ducente nouas terras : & littora cemam 
Aequoris ignoti : quod defulcafle priorum 
Nulla ratis fertur : primi ex quo tempore rubrum 
Mortales fecuere mare : aut quo primus acutis 
Nauibus eft graecas Danaus delatus. in oras. 

_ .^ „ , ÀdcUtwns. 53 

"Joannes Soprarius Aragonius . . . in Italia medicE 1 5 1 1. 
trti navata opera reverfus ad nos Caefarauguftae -j-.'- ' 

medicinam fecit, eruditione poetica facilitate 




Cammmtarinrum Hrfianon 

tum fiapgacH^ t^alatcrca* Il nf : xavx i triginta Iftri 
orni II buplfri carubcm iniiice fcoinbum li Cornai 
conactD. Il %xsm '^txjsmmim% ^enopfióti^ Il a& Eoùtm 
latfo tonatu^ (Woodcut) || l^enunUantut ^arr§ifii^ 
in fate ^a II mfiea aft Soanne jiaruo x 3!aiujco 1| 
1ì5atrfa Wccnff0.|l 

In fine: 

3ìn acirfì&u^ mcenfìanf^ ab $fatenba^ 3!uMa^: 
mna ^alutì^ noftr?. M. D. XI. l| 

•,* Folio. Title one leaf + seventeen unnumbered leaves + 
eight unaumbered leaves + leaves numbered i — ccccxiiii. 

% (Paris National Library.) 

See on the verso of leaf cxxv the chapter Loca nuper 

Direct reftrenee: Bibliotheea Americana Vetustissima, No. 67 ànd page 4fij« 
> BUHath. Hisp. nova, p. 781, quot$$ Marin. Sicul. Efisttl. lib. X(b 


54 Bibliotheca Americana. 

I5IL 41. MARTYR \PETRUS). Recto of the first haf : 

ì'i l j i , ' : 


legatio fiafiilonica 
O^tteanea beta^. 

Cum jiriuflegiD. 


' C Slmprcfriim ì^ifpali cu WKgcnria per SacafiS 
tonimHI ficrgci: alcmanu. 5tlnna. ^USiUeffimo quin* 
Btnttffinia. xj. méfe hera 11 ^CptiU. 1| 

^.-. — -, -. Additions. 55 

•«• Fol. Title one leaf, with epistle to "Inacho lope9 mèdocio I CU, 
tendille corniti" on the verso j a, aij, aiij, aiiij, + 4 blanks, 
b, bij, biij, biiij, + 4 blanks, e, cij, + 2 blanks, d, dij, diij, ' 

diiij, + 4 blanks, e, erj, eiij, eiijj, + 4 blanks, f, fij, fiij, 
fiiij, + 4 blanks, g, gij, giij, + 3 blanks, h, hij, hiij, hiiij, + 
4 blanks, i, iij, aiij {sic prò i,iij) iiiij, + 4 blanks, k, kij, kiij, + 
3 blanks, the recto of the last of which contains the table 
of errata for the Pcemata, which is printed on two columns, 
whilst the Decades are printed on one, and not on two as 
we have erroneously stated in B. A. V. Black Letter. 

(Library of the Departement of Public Works, Madrid.) 

In the copy already described in B. A. V., the verso 
of the title-page is in twenty-five lines, beginning thus; 

"U5Ena paccg^ fnfignf^ vsm$ falue. bfftuH ab 
te mittETE operum in mea offirina tatti lifteni ^ irtetìta 
ptìiE ùeculTorum Ejrcmplaria : que jilra^ te tifu tupljlfc 
niiSf ftsnffitafti : ht ea tttzxii Vdt fiffiìiatece bolurainifiu^ 
cornmiftetE^ : ^e gatìEp in numEta : t^ fera tepEri 

Qui Efl EJXCifiEtEt" 

In the present copy the same verso is in twenty-sevm 
lines, and begins as follows: 

"25Eflo pacEig^ infignf^ contE^ : ptime Caniauti^ 
EiEcti^) granatEnfi^ arri^ pfECtE ac tEgni ipfiu^ Qoi 
gifpanE loquaO capitansE gEnEtali^ faluE. ^iftuli 
ab te mittECE opErus vn. mEa affirina tam lifeta % 
irtEtito pEùE ùEcuffarum E^EmpIaria : que pffia^ tE 
blu cupijllE migi (x^z \ydht% innuntEta^ comifcEtE^ 
no quia fe^ eCTe putÉ poffE niE a tui^ mabati^ refEcrE 
peb? QUO tE bucE me dìtuìetim in giQiania fif^ 
Il'arS X niltcc : oStfcruaiiir : fs jj: fera tEpeti rnui 
Ea Ej;ci;ifictEt." 

"«6 " ' Bibliotheca Americana. 


1 5 1 1. The copy In the Colombina hTsrary, at Se ville, cohtains 
■ „ a manuscript map on vellum, of the island of Hispaniola, 

which seems to be in the handwriting of Christopher 

i But the most important difference consists in two 
imnumbered leaves which, in B. A. V. No. 66, are to 
be found between the last leaf of fiiij and the first leaf 
of ^. These two supplementary leaves contain, on the 
recto of the first, a map of the newly discovered world 
which covers the entire page, and on the verso, an 
epistle addressed to Cardinal Ximenez. The recto, and 
part of the verso of the second supplementary leaf, are 

. devoted to a table of errata for the Decades. 

i These two leaves which are without signatures, do 

'. not exist in either of the three copies of the present 
impression of the Decades of Petrus Martyr which we 
have seen," although ali are in their originai vellum 
binding. This leads us to think that the present is the 

" form under which the work was first published. 

15 12. 42. STOBNICZA {JOHN DE). 

= gntrobuctiP in ftfiolomei Cofmo^i 

grapS'a f" longituniliu^ z ìntitmiòu^ regio || nunt t 
riuitatum ccicùriariim. Il C Cpitama Cuuopc €ncE 
^iliij. Il C ^itu^ z biftinctia partiura tatin^ %iit pct 
ttaém Cauri mó || ti^ tt %(ia pij fcmndi. || C far» 
ticularior Minori^ afie bcfcriptio et Eiu«jbcm f ij afia. Il 
C ^iriE tDitipcnbiafa bcfcriptio : t% !lfiboro. || C %ftkt 
fircui^ bcfcriptio : tj: paulo orofio. 11 <C Ccrrc fanctc r 
urfti^ ì^icrufalcm apcrtior bcfcriptio : fratria H Sdnfclmi^ 
orbili!^ JSinorum be otìfcruancia. Il 

In ^ne: ' 

C ^mprcffum Cracouie p JFlorfanu ttnglcriu. %nm 
tinj Al D. xij. ' 

Addltions. 5?" 

%* 4to. Title one leaf + one unnumbered leaf + leaves ICI2,A 
numbered i — xi, verso of last blank. Two maps, one the ^ 
planisphere of Ptolemy, the other, without title, representing ' * 

the southern continent of America with a strip for the 
Northern part, and the words: Terra tcognita, Isabella^ 
Spagnuollo, but without the word America. 

(Vienna Imperiai, and Munich Royal libvaries.) 

"STOBNICENSIS (JOH.) etn po^le^ xoat prcfcjTor 
Philosophise 3U ^xacaw, bc^ab (td) i)em(td} in ben 4>ri)cn 
ber Minorum de Obseruantia, fcljrkb qucestiones in 
universum philosophiam , Ulto eb'xxte fciftcs Pràceptoris 
Michaelis Parisiensis, Professoris 3U Cracau, S^Otx^i^^e 

P|>ÌlOrOp|)Ìe." aóCHER.i) 

In the Vienna Imperiai library they possess another 
edition which is identical as far as fol. xxxiiiiij, then the 
pagination ceases, and we find four unnumbered leaves, 
ending widi the following sine anno colophon: 

C SCinprcffum Crarouic p J/larianu llnglcrtu. 

Dirai re/ertnct: Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima, No. 69. 


C EVSEBII II Caefariéfis Epifcopi Chronicon : 
quod II Hieronymus prefbyter diuino eius in- |1 
genio Latinu facere curauit/ & ufq3 in Va 1| lentem 
Caefaré Romano adiecit eloquio. || Ad qum & 
Profper & Matthaeus Palmerius/ & Matthias Pal- 
merius demum || & Ioannes Alulduallis complura 
quq ad hqc vfqj || tempora fub- || fecuta || fùt 1| 
adiecere. || Henricvs H Stephan^. || 

Jn fine: 

In alma Parifiorum Academia Millefimo 

quingen-llrefimo duodecimo. || Idibus ve-||roIu|lnij.|| 

I Allgem. Gelehrten- Lexicon, on the authorily of Starawolski, Scrijijar, 
folqnK. heeatgntas , Venice, 1627, 4to. 



kÈ Bibliotheca Americana, 

*:»* 4to. Title one leaf + nineteen unnumbered leaves + leaves 
numbered i — 175- 

(Arsenal Library, Paris ) 

See on verso of fol. 172, in Nova Additio: '■ 

"€ Septem hoies fylueftres ex ea ifula (quae terra 
noua dicit) Rothomagu adducti funt cu cymba 
veilimétis & armis eoru. Fuliginei fut coloris, 
groffis labris, ftigmata in facie gerentes ab aure 
ad mediù mentu, inilar liuidq venul^ per maxillas 
deducta. Crine nigro & groflb vt equa (sic) iuba. 
Barba p tota vita nulla, nec^ pubes ne(p vllus in 
toto corpe pill^ praeter capillos & fupcilia. Baltheù 
gerùt in quo eft burfula qda ad tegéda vereda. 
idioma labris format, religio nulla : cymba eoru 
corticea, qua homo vna manu euehat in humeros, 
Arma eoru : arcus lati, chordae ex itestinis aut 
neruis aialiù, Sagitt^: canae faxo, aut ofTe pifcis 
acuminatq. Gibus eoru : carnes to%. Potus ; aqua. 
Panis & vini & pecuniaru. nulius oino vfus. Nudi 
icedSt : aut vefliti peUibus aialiù, vrforù, ceruorii, 
vituloi; marino2^ & fimiUii. Regio eoru paralellus 
feptimi climatis plus fub occidente q Gallica regio 
fupra occidentem. (Anno 1509)." 

This passage refers probably to the Indians brought 
from Canada by Thomas Aubert, the Dieppe pilot in 
the employ of Angot, on his homeward voyage in La 
Pensée, whom "il fit voir avec admiration et applaudisse- 
ment à la France'." 

Direct refcrtnce: Blhllothcca Americana Velusthsima, No. 71. 
' Bl\RD, Rc'ation de la Nouvelle-France, Paris, 1616, I2ino, p. i\, 

Addili07'.s. 5^ 


Under a large escutcìieon of Spain ^^^^^^^^^ 

' f ruùmtij opera gue fu fiat n 

H6r0 contincntur. Il Catj^cmccinon. ibcft j^pmni per 
l^ora^ b(d. Il Jj^criftcp^anon. ibcft bE coroni^ martprum.lj 
J^rpcomadjia. ibEft bc pusna anime. || SCpotj^cDfi^J. ibcft 
bc biiiinitatc. || 5ilniartigcnia. ibcft bc origine peccati. || 
Cantra fnmniacfiiim aratorem fcnatu^. || ^l^ittacQcDH. 
ibcft òz btiplici titia. Il 

Colophon : 

' jFuit iniptcffum prcfcn^ opii^ in Ciuitatc ICuctonij |] 
per 5llrnalbuin giiillcrmu bc ^racario, et finitur bic 11 
fccunba méfi^ ^cptcftri^ %wm a natiuitatc C^rifti 11 
3EiUcfiniD qiiingcntcfimo buabedmo. || 

*,* 4to. Title one leaf + three unnumbered leaves contaihing 
the epistle dedicatory of Ant. de Lebrija + ore leaf for 
another title-page + one hundred and eighty six unnumbered 
leaves. Black Letter. 

(Private Library, New York.) 

See in the epistle of Antonio de Lebrija to James 
Rannirez, on the recto of aij, the passage beginning 
in these words: 

"l^ifpanic fine^ rum infaarum fronte commififfe : 
altccum Qimifp^erium (sk) maioritiu^ noftci^ incog* 
nitum inbagaffc ..." 

This epistle is not to be found in ali the copies of the . 
present edition. 

Dirtct rtftrenci: BrUNET, Manuel, Voi. IV, col. 9I|. 

éo Bìbliotheca Àmericaua. 

1 5 1 5 .* 45. REISCH {GREGOH Y). 

Iof0]p§(ca nana. €u\ anmjca funt fegmntia. 11 

Grecarum literai^ || Architecture rudimentali 
O^uabtantu barie C0pofiti0e^. || SCCtroìafti] nout scd* 
grapìjiri 5P0||JFarmati0 €0njuttì||jForraatf0^0nmEtr{|| 
llfu^ t utilità^ C0i:uni3iem 0mnuim 11 ifiaura quatstanti^ 
y0lig0nal(f^ Il «J^uabratuta iitmM \\ Cufiatfo fpScre || 
^trfpertiuE pgificE x p0ftìue rubi* Il menta. 11 Cattga 
bnfhecfali^ tette matf^^ fotHltnam neotetica beteip* 
tfte tnbica^.ll 

In fitte: 

' Cum 5U0 te tiene halete fn || bufttiu^ bit ^oanne^ 

d^tiinigetu^ operi^ e]ccuff0C et 0ptat t ptetatut. 'ti\ 

\ $Cr0Ent0tac0 betetf 3^0n0 iìalebap Jfebtuaria^. 5(Inno 

: i:ebempti0ni^ noftt| || be£im0 quhtto fupta mine 

Quingento^. H 

** 4to. Title one leaf + — unnumbered leaves. On signature 
i( P a long narrow band folded in six, hearing on the recto 
' the title Nona terre descriptio, and on the verso a map : 
PROVINCIAS. The American continent is called PARIA 

(Vienna Imperiai Librafy.) 

Difeet reference: Bìbliotheca Americana Vetustissima, No. 82. 

♦ Jo. ScHONERl Cosmographìa, betwecn the preliminary leaves b v 

B. A. K No. 80. — A copy in the pos- and b vi, and cdntains eight lines of 

session of Mr. Edwin Tross has an errata for leaves io and 11, prìnted 

additional leaf not mentioned by tvith the samc types as the rest of 

any bibliographer, It is inserted the work. 

Addiiions, 6% 

46. 'fra CANZANO-D U redo UER, 1 5 1 5 • 

^mfupt le JiSauiiueau mn&e : ""^ 

^E^ Il pap^ X ffk^ noutiEnemft trouucs, au pauat || a 
no9 inccigncus ^ant tn letfiiDpc q arraì&fe || Calic^ut 
Et aultccjs pluficur^ rcgiDn^ Eftrallsc^ CraflatE be 
31taItEn EH laCaguE fracoifE 1| par mat&urin ùu tEbaiicc 
licEnrie e^ ioijc. jj 

*,* 4to, «■«,? anno. Title one leaf + three unnumbered leaves + 
leaves numbered — lxxxviii. 

(Imperiai Library, Vienna.) 

The National' and Mazarine llbraries at Paris each 
contain a copy of the present, which is only a different 
issue oiB. A. V. No. 83, by the same printer, bui: ; ■ 
presenting certain variajtiohs. 

Thè register, represented simply by the figures XIX, 
instead of being on the title-page as in No. 83, is to be 
found here printed in red on the verso of the last prelim- 
inary leaf in this wise : 

C Cp ffnift la tatìlE bE ce ptEfEnt boluniE 1| XIX. || 

On the title-page, belov^r the same woodcut of a zodiac 
(and not on the verso of the fourth leaf, as in No. 83), 
wé read: 

o^n lE^ hEHt a patf^ snla ruE nEufuE \\sAtxz\ 
bamE a lEnfEfgnE ùe Utirn. òt jptancE. 1| 

In the Paris National Library' there is stili another 
issue with greater differences. The register is on the 
title-page above the woodcut; the demi-word at the end 

\ « Reserve, 0. 1370. a. a Reserye, 0. 1370. 3. 

èi Èibliotheca Americana, 

I e I e . of the third line on the title begins with a capital lettef, 

rsss=B=x=. viz: jfal, the fifthline ends with aupauata||^ the seventh 

with cftrage^ll. In the colophon, Americus is called 

almeric be bcfjpure/ while the verso of the last preliminary 

leaf ends in this wise: 

€ d^n \ti bét a patria en la cue ncufìie no || ftce 
bamc % Icnfcisnc bE Icfcu bc JFrancE. 11 

In ali these reprints the number of pages, type, size &c., 
are like No. 83 of the^. A. V., with the exception of the 
initial on the title-page, which differs somewhat from the 
^ said Na 8> It is larger. 

47. M AGNUS {M. A NT.) 


=— LIGI. Il 

Recto of the second leaf: 


• Ad /ft-/i)rrtn ; Il Habes CANDIDE *,' l2mo, sine annc aut loca (sed 

LZCTOR\\o/'Uscu/um illud vere aulin- Paris, 1516). Title one leaf 

licttni Tkoma\\Mori non mÌH\i% vtile 4- 15 unnumb. 11. + leaves 

<ju3.m elegaxxi de ofti\\mo refublic&e statu, numbered I— cv. Mark of Gilles 

deijat tioua Insula \\ Vtopia, iam tierum, de Gourmont on the last. 

'C^ "«''■'' «'-'•«•"US f^im ptif hae (Paris N.tional Libraiy.) 
Enchiridij forma vt vides || multorwxa 

tum stnatorum tuta grauissi- 1| morum We cannot, of course, include in 
vtrorvva luasu adilum , quod sane a coUection of books relating to Ame- 
ti- y l>i z.edifirnìdum non modo in ma- rica, Moore's Utopia, altboiigb on the 
nil)\i% quo II lidie habmdum eenseo. Cui recto of fol. Ili, ihere is a passage 
fuidetu ai ]\ innumeris meadis vnde- commencing thus: . . orbis terrarum 
fuaq\iK pur Wgatio prxier Erasmi anno- contemplandi studio Americo Vespu- 
iationes ae Budai epram :virorum sane\\ tio se adiunxit atq»r in tribus poste- 
ci»; ftoc saeutó nostro extra || omnem rioribus illarum quatuor nauigationum 
ingeni/ aleam po\\siti sunt : additumestW que passim eam leguntur perpetuila 
etiam ipsius Mo:\\ri epPa eru-\\dietii- eius Comes fuit .... It would be 
sima II Vale \\ . Cum grafia & priui- following the «empie of Alcedo, who 
legie. ti gravely includes Roiinttn Cruuì in 

Àdditions. di 

ir. pie: . I516. 

Neapoli : In aedibus Sigifmundi Mayr H Germani i i . m 

*,* 4to. Twelve unnumbered leaves. -^-^ , 

(Private Library, New York.) 

The present copy contains the following manuscript 
note in the hand of Fernando Columbus: Costo està 
oracio quatro quatrines en Roma xn Julia de 15 16." 

See the passage on the recto of the seventh leaf com- 

"Teftes infulae in Oceano : nunc Canarix : oliin 
Fortunatae : nunc Hifpania : Helifabetha : Sancti 
Dominici : & Sacri loanis ab eo dictae : olim aut : 
Ombrion : lunoniae : Capraria : Niuaria & Canaria, 
Quas onmes difpendio & difficultate inerrabili 
duce Columbo pquifiuit : inuenit : at(p catholicse 
iìdei ueritate illuftrauit : infìnitafc^ prope animas 
ab Orci faucibus redemit . . . ." 

"Between one and two of the morning of the 23d of 
January 15 16, Ferdinand breathed his last. The scene 
of this event was a small house belonging to the friars 
of Guadalupe. "In so wretched a tenement," exclaims 
Martyr', in his usuai moraUzing vein, "did this lord of 
so many lands dose his eyes upon the world." 

. ' (pRESCOTT. ») 

his BiilUteea. Yet the book must be give merely that third voytge as if it 

cited as containing the first allusion were the only one Vesputius ever 

we could find to the "four naviga- made; and that Moore should speak 

tions" of Vesputius. Our readers are of the four voyages, he must have 

aware that the Fiorentine navigator seen the additions to the St. Dley 

was made known chiefly through the CosmograpKia Introductio or the Lei- 

account of the third voyage published tera in Iialian. 

separately so often and in so many . < Opus E fisi., epist. $66. 

different shapes. The Patfl and its » ffisl. of Ferdinand and Jtaitlla, 

numeroos rcprìnts and translations Voi. ui, p. 38;. . 

64 Bibliotheca Americana. ^ 


===== ICc 0tant bopa^t be 31f|Erufólem hiuifelltn bcujc 
patrie^, Cn ìa pccmierc eft trai* Il ctt bc^ pEtejfrina* 
tion^ tic la fainctc titc || bc Sj^crufalc : ^u mont 
fainttE iltat^C' li cine bc fpnap:rt aultcEjj Hcu): faintt3, 
a* Il \m \zi a, 6, t, òzi lettre^ 0rEcciup,é, cai* || bcc^, 
gcbraic^iuc^, et arafticquc^, aucc aulmjj langai* || gc^ 
bc]^ turc3, tran«jIatEc«S en franrap^. || 

C Sìmptimc a jlparijj your /rancop^ tegnault, 
librai II u bcmaurant cn la grant ruc fainct 31acquE^ 
a Ipmaillge fainct ClaubE. ||C Cum pduilEsioH 

In fine: 

. . . 3IniprimE a j^ari^ pour francop^ rEgnault' 
Ie bau* Il 3iEfmE ìduc bE octobrE ICan mii mq ttn^ 
Et bij: rcpt.|| 

*,* Folio. Title one leaf + three preliminary leaves + leaves 
numbered in — cxcvij. Two large folded plates, one represen- 
ting the pope on his throne, the other, a pian of Jerusalem. 

(Tross' Book store in Paris.) 

See on the recto of leaf clxxxvij : 

Copie buc^ iettcE^ bt picrtE pajjQualigE orateur 
bE la fEigneuric be bEnife ÉuopcE par la bictE fEignEuriE 
au rap bE poctugaì EfcriptE a Ie^ frEtE^ bcba^ 1Cid> 
fiOHE Ie XIX. iDur bactobre mil cinq ccnjj/ 

"ITe fEpticniE^ ìduc biibict moi*? boctobre arciiia 
Icp uiiE bE^ ùmx CaratìcIlEsS bc CEftiip rjap bE par* 
tugal lE^quEllEjj Iati paffE il auoit EnuapEES poiir 
bEfcauurir la tECtE bEC^ tranfmontanc : : eh Eftoit 

« By Nicolas Hygman. ' 1501, in the Pae/i. 3 The eighth, in the Paf/Ì. 

Addùiojts. ti, 

tapftainc o^a^par fotxab (sic). €t a rappnm aiinlc 1517. 
ttDuuE Etitre maiftrail et f ouEnt ime terre mi cft ■ 
lofngtaine Wcp be cinq cen^ \iz\x^, ICa gliene 
auparauant faniai^ bautim naiiait tilt cangncue . . . 

The present is evidently a translation of Peter Pas- 
quaglio's letter giving an account of Gaspar Cortereal's 
discovery of Labrador as published in Book vi, cap. xxvi 
of the Paefi, or chapter cxxv of Du Redouer's French 

For a full account of this voyage, which covers the 
entire coast between 50° and 60° of latitude and from 
"Golfo Quadrado" to "Isola Verde", and which lasted 
from theSpring of 1500 to October 8"" 1501, the reader 
may consult Damiao de Goes^ Herrera', Biddle' and 

As to the text of Breydenbach, it is given here in . 
Frangois Le Huen s translation. 

49. TSOLANIS {ISIDORUS DE). Within a borda- : 

gn goc balumine gec cantincntur. ii 

e De Imperio Militantis Ecclefise libri quattuor.|| 

C Primus efl de dignità te eiufdem Imperii. 1| 

C Secundus de Maieftate Romani Pontifìcis. || 

C Tertius de Concilio Generali. || C Quartus de 

uario temporum decurfu a praedica || rione euan- 

gelii ufc^ ad fìnem mundi. || C Habes quocp lector 

ingenue fuis locis ordinatas difputatiÓes phi 1| 

lofophica : luris Pontificii Doctoribus ac Theologis 

perutiles : de || pdicatione euangelii apud Infulas 

magni maris Occeani : De 1| cóuerfione Iniìdeliii : 

4 Chronica do Rei Manoel, Part. I, 6 ^. Memoir of SebasHan Ca6ot, 
cap. 66, p. 87, of edition of 1749. pp. 137-261. 

5 Daad. I, lib. vr, cap. 16. 7 Examen Critiqùe, Sect. 2, p. 222. 


66 Bibliotheca Àmerìcanct.. 

ir 1*7, Colophon: 

=== G ImprefTum Mediolani apud Gotardum Pon- 
ticum Anno ab ortu 1| fcelicifìlino Chriili lefu 
Maximi Imperatoris coeli & terrae llM.D.X.V.11. 
Francifcho fecundo Regni Franchonim ac Me- 
diolani Ducatus fceptra tenente 

*»* Folio. Title one leaf + one hundred and twenty-eight 
unnumbered leaves, printed in Roman characters on two 
columns. Several large plates in the text. 

' (Private Library, New York.) 

See on the recto of bili, the chapter; Virum Imperm 
militantìs EcclesicB remotissivias znsulas ìnagni maris 
Occeaiìi subiiciet aliguando seamdum diuinas litteras. 

Isidorus de Isolanis, an Italian theologian, was born at 
Milan circa 1480, and died in 1550. Argelati', however, 
only says "Annum vero mortis tanti Viri minime sui 
servavere ; erat tamen inter vivos anno MDXXII." He 
was a Dominican°, and the bitter enemy of Luther. 


^ifputatin Sbucrfu^ %xx-, 

t Scrtptùrum Mediolanensium, Voi. I, a QUETIF et ECHARD, Script. Or» 
f»J. 744. ' -■-. dinif Pradie(tl9r. Voi. 11, p. 501 ._;•'■ 

Additzons, 67, 

Cotophon: 1517- 

SCcafiofe Efta aura I falamaca tìifpcra b'IUorp? == 
j:yi. %m b'I 11 miftcria b'Ia écarnana b'( Sua b'bici^ 
b'mil pllan(Étp^ p W% p fiEtc. Il 

*,* 4to. Title one leaf + fifty-five unnumbered leaves. Black 

(Library of the Depart. of Public Works, Madrid.) 

This work "cópuesta por hernàdalonso de herrera 
hijo d'Iope alóso d'herrera", and dedicated to Cardinal 
Ximenez, is printed both in Latin and Spanish. 

See on the recto of leaf diiij, the foUovving quaint 
sketch of Peter Martyr: 

"3^an pcbra martic nadba l Italia enei noua 
tepactimlÉto onbc efta mila eia loniùartiia . fu patria 
ti anglcria x\ algiino^ llama Ijclarcbia y ficfta^ bi3E 
bcrbab no ce tira fucra bc blaca pcfar \ ti la q 
d Plinio lìania cporibia \ ci pueblo romano mabo 
Ebfficac cccucbo fc b'ìa& libuoé bc faùilla ci c^ 
barofi g f)a bifto mucljo niun bicftra e loc cftubiojS 
b'Oumaibab \ fc bisc artcy liùcralc^ó y principale 
méte e pocfia cn g por fu num fuùiba ingcnio 
tiene conofciba bcfcmliolnira òiuicba e roma a mcgo; 
bel cóbc bc tcbilla bo inigo lopcs bc niéb05a embarabor 
b'nro^ repc^ bo Ijcrnanbo y bona yfaficl fc bina 
f efpaiìa crea g le cóbibaro laó nucuasS b'ia guerra 
b'granaba g cntotc fc Ijasia y la grabc^a bìatS 
mfa^ b'efpaiìa a g bc):affc fu naturalc^a por piiac 
nta^ cofaé. Fja babà fuiena cuéta b'fi l ^niyaf 

6§ ■ Bibliotheca Americana, 

15 17 bipartada (a por fu srab fiaMibab 9 bcfpacgo ^ 
■ eI 5a^Ì3t p gcnerofia be corasó au 9 era be naria 

tftrana ala tira nto^ rcpc^ io EfcagerB pa q al 
foiba b'E0i}Jto fucffc pac Sfiajrabot: fobrc hnn^ nEgocfo^ 
gtabc^. bc^ b'aila tìoìiiio tó nmcga onra b'fpacfiabo 
tobo apcbic b'ùDca ctomEbato g tfcciutcffc la coroica 
bìa^ mina^ b'oro q efta fo nro^ yie^ p b'fup comacca^ 
q pma'o fucro fiallaba^ por jcpoual colo gfnouE^ 
por mabo b'nro^ rcpc^ p b'cpuc^ por otro^ no 'ap 
Dtro ma^ fenaìabo gtonotario I nro^ tiempo^." 

Dirtct refercnce: Antonio, Bibl Hispan. Noma, Voi. i, p. 377. 


ììapfobie giftorfa 11 ru Cnneabu MSar||ri SCmonfj 
KTocrij II ^afidlid %ò orfie tóbito || j^ar^ prima 
ttuinguc tomplccttn^ Cnncabe^ ^re il miffi^ rarunbé 
ìÌEptorijó 11 mttii X recosniti^ a6 %kl \\ fio m ^utgori^ 
epitomi,! Il Benunbatur 3In ^arrgifiorum SUcabemia 
%^ 3lo= Il anne paruo : €t ipfo qui imprrffit ^tfcenrio. || 

In fine: 

... ab 3Cbu^ jfEfiruaria^. ^nni ab 11 calailum 
ilomanu. M.D.XVE|| 

*»* Folio. Title one leaf + twenty-eight unnumbered leaves 
+ leaves numbered i — ccclv. Text printed in Roman 

;■ ;,.'/,' :.,; (Paris National Library.) - ./ 

See Ennead X, lib. vm, recto of leaf cccxxxni. ' 

ùirect reftrtnct: Biili»tk<ca Americana VOustltsimat No, 89. 

Addittons. h(j 


f aefi iiouaiiimte ritrouatf ptni '^'^^^^ 

la Nauigatione di Spagna in Calicut. Et da 
Alber 1| tutio Vefputio Fiorentino intitulato Mon 1| 
do Nouo : Nouamente ImprelTa. H 

In fine: 

C Stampata in Venetia per Zorzi de Rufconi 
nulla- Il nefe : Nel. M. ccccc. xyii. adi. xyiii. Agofto. li 

*/ 8vo. Title one leaf + one hundred and twenty-three 
unnumbered leaves, signature A in four, b to q in eighU. 
On the title-page woodcut of Venice. 

' (Private Library New York, Marciana and Brera Iibrarìes.t) 
Dirat nfereiue: Bibliothe» Americana Vttus&snmot No. 90. ' 

C 53. ' FULGOSUS {SAPT.) . - g 

25fl)?tftte jFiilgnfi be ìA-w — '= 

ttif futiit^ mEmorafiilifiu^rallcctanEa a Camino dJiUHI 
no latina facta. 3In que quicguftì Spftoriaru a mu* || bf 
Ejcorbio hfg^ ab O^c tempora ftitn || bfgnum inucnltur/ 
igg biliHI scntiffime cDn0cHI ftum Eft. || (Woodcut) 

€ Proftant in sedibus Gallioti du Pre Com- 
morantis fupra pon || tem Noilrae domine : In intcr- 
fignio Gallee. Et in fé- || cundo pilari palati] 
Regi). Il 

t Judging from a title and table Ferrara University Library, thereseems 
added to aa imperfect copy in the to bc in existencc a facsimile edition. 

J70 Biblìotheca Americana. 

Kl8. ^"^ fi"'' . . . ■ 

.... Magifter Pe 11 trus Vidoue Parrhifijs decimo 

quinto Kalendas Mai), a redéptione chri || ftiana 

Millefimo quingenrefimo decimo octauo iprelTir. 

Impenfis ho- 1| nefti viri GalJioti du Pre bibliopola^. 

Commorantis fupra pótem noilrs || dominai in 

interfignio gallaee/ & in fecundo pilari palati) 

regij. Il 

*,* 4to. Title one leaf + five unnumbered leaves with privilege 
in French on the verso of the last + leaves numbered 
i — cccxxxij, marie of Galliot du Pré on the verso of the last. 
and on the title-page, which is printed in blacic and red. 
(Private Library, New York.) 

See on the verso of leaf cclx, the paragraph, C De 
Cristophoro Cohimòo. 


C EVSEBII II Csefaris Epifcopi Chronicó : quod 11 
Hieronymus prefbyter diuino eius in || genio Lati- 
num facere curauit, & ufqj in |1 Valete Caefarem 
Romano adiecit elo- 1| quio. Ad que & Profper 
& Matthaeus || Palmerius, & Matthias Palmerius 
co- Il plura addidere. Quibus demum non || nulla 
ad haec vfqj tcm- 1| pora fubfecuta : || adiecta || funt || 
Henricvs II Stephan'. Il 

In fine: 

In alma Parifiorum Academia Millefimo || 

quigétefimo deci || mo octuauo || Octo- || bris 11 
trigefima die. || 

%* 4to, Title one leaf + nineteen unnumbered leaves + leaves 
numbered i — 175. 

(Arsenal Library, Paris,) 

See supra No. 42. 

' Addittons. ■ 71 


ìTllfllftv^f'f II ""^"''^ ^^ morfio a5an<co 11 et cura 

,11.11 tUUtUIrl II g(„^ nnuftcr re* Il pccta cu Ugna 

31ntiica II KCeanarlii ^c&raau^ Il MeUicine pcofeC || fod^.|| 

In fine: ■ ■-:»'•■' ■ ■■■ -■■■■■■.■ ■■ ■-.-■v-- '-.'.. 

U 3In «officina ^fgi^munW (^rim melifrinc bactartó, 
at II qp Marci taprfung 5(lu0uftE binbelicorum 5llnna tu 
M.D.XVIII. We beta . xvil ^cccmftri^. H 

%* 4to. Title within an engraved border one leaf + five 
unnumbered leaves. ,, ._^,; .,_.,; (Paris National Library.) 

Fearing with Rosenbaum' that the text had been 
altered in Boerhave's edition and Gruner's continuation 
of Luisino's work', we bave diligendy examined the 
originals of ali the tracts republished in these two valuable 
compilations and in Astruc's well-known analysis^ Our 
object was to ascertain in what work could be read the 
first mention of the morbus gallicus as an evil imported 
from the New World. 

If the word "sethiopia", can be construed to mean "les 
Indes occidentales"*, then the work of Fulgosus', first 
published in 1 507, contains the earliest assertion of this 
character which we could find. If not, it is in Schmaus' 
Lucubratiuncula that the critic must look for the origin 
of that absurd tradition*. It is in these words (verso of 
the first, and recto of the second leaves) : 

.... in Dccibcntali 3|niJia in infula Spagnola 

nauiter repcrta occidentale^ 3Inùn^ per plurininf. 

annn^ goc morfio grauitet lafiaraffe nictiicinam^ .... 

' Hìst. de la Syphilis Hans Partii- anonymous translation, Paris, 17431 

quiti, (translated by Dr. SaNTLUS) izmo, Voi. i, p. 127. 

Bruxelles, 1847, 8vo, p. 11. 5 "Quae pestis (ita enim risa est) 

' yi/Ar<;i//j/a««, Lugd. Batav., 1728, primo ex hispania in Italiani alliit» 

fol., Jenae, 1789. fol. ad hispanos ex sethiopia breui totum 

3 De morbU venereìs Hi. IX, Paris, terrarum orbem compreheadit." de 
1740, 4to. Dktis, Lib. i, cap. tv. 

4 AsTRUC, in Boudon & Jault's f> £)issertat, sur Cariane de h maladie 

J^2 s Bibliotheca Americana. '" 

1518. The origin of the tradition seems to be that when in 
. consequence of the tract published and so extensively 

circulated by Ulrich deHutten' in 15 19, itwas generally 
believed that guaiacum wood was a specific, which carne 
originally from the New World, physicians jumped at 
the conclusion that the morbus gallicus, so called, must 
have likevvise originated in the West-Indies. Until then 
ali medicai writers considered it as an epidemie which 
first made its appearance in Italy in 1494. 



In fine 

. . . Induftria & impenfa prouidi Vi || ri Thomae 
WoIfF : Calcographive guari ex || aratum : nuper 
ex propria Officina || Vrbis Bafileae : Anno Legis 
gra 11 riae Miliefimo quingentefi || mo decimonono. 
Méfis II jfo Mardj Die uicefi- 1| mofecundo : Fi || nit 
Felici- Il ter. || @ || 

%* 4to. Title one leaf + three unnumbered leaves + leaves 
numbered i — 99 -H one leaf with two woodcuts. 

(Paris National Library.) 

See verso of leaf 98. 

Direct referetice: Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima, No. 96. 

Vinlrienne (by A. N. R. Sanchez), * "Il y a une autre édition des 

Paris, 1752, I2mo; Sur rapparition Paefi nouainmle ritrouati, in-8o, sans 

de la maladie Vénirienne, Lisbonne, date, impriniée vers cette epoque 

1774, 8vo (reply of Sanchez to Yan [1519], à Venise par Matheo Pa- 

Swieten's Commentaria in Baerhavii gani." 

Aphorismos, Lugd. 1772, 4to ) (Ternaux, Bibliotìàqite A/rieai»c, 

7 Jje (jvaiaci medicina et morbo N 1 56 1 

gallico liber t/nus, Mogunt. Joan. ' ^ 

gchfffer, 1519, 410, 43 11. We have failed to find it, 

Additions. 7j 


iftro bri 11 muti Effoctàba p inuenciWe Cauanera ===== 
be la jFortuna propria* Il metE Waniati0 tian Clarifialtc 
9 fcgu fu bcrbabcra (ntErpretacft || qufcre besir bon 
JTcH^ ìjfcnaucnturabD. J^ucuaméte imprimi Uba t 
tiEnibo a Efta iEugua caftriiana : eI qual proccbE por 
nuEuollt 0alan Eftiio bE Cablar. Il 

In fine: 

eI qual fE a II cabo eh balEuria a. xxx. bE 

Maa* Il pò por 3Duan biiiao. M. || D. XIX. Il 

%* Folio. Title one leaf (text begins with a woodcut on the 
verso) + kaves numbered 11 — Lxxirii. 

(Paris National Library.) 

The present is a romance of chivalry written by 
Gonzalvo Fernandez de Oviedo, which, in the dedicatory 
epistle to "Don Fernando de Aragon Duque de Cala- 
bria", contains an interesting sketch of the author. He 
relates (on recto of leaf 11): "a fan q bE^puE^ Eftabo 
pn tn la inbia, poftrEra ptE oaibEuml % ai prEfcntE 
Ce fabE bóbE fui por hEEbor bE laé funbidane^ bsl 
oro por mababo : ofirial bri £at|[|ol!CO rsp bon 
ifErnabo ri quinto bE'gloriofa mEmoria " 

Direct re/erences: \ TiCKNOR, History of Spanisk Liltrat. Voi. It, p. 35. 
j Brunet, Manuel, art. ChribalU. 

5 8. PTOLEMY— ESSLER— UBELIN. 1 5 2 O.* 




* Ein auszug etilicher Smdbrieff, in the Munich Royal library is 
Niirenberg, 1520, 4to (B. A. K preceded with the -words "P. C. D. 
No. 105). The colophon of the copy traducebat." 



74 Bibliotheca Americana. 

Verso 0/ kiij,' under a moodcut of iwo dogs fighting: 

Ioamies Scotus Argentorati || literis excepit. 


\* Folio. Title one leaf + leaves numbered 1—54- Forty-six 
maps, including one: ORBIS TYPVS VNIVERSAUS 
coast of the New World; and another: TABVLA TERRE 
NOVE, neither of which contains the word America. 
(Biblioteca Commu.nale, Verona.) 

Direct referetice: Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima, No. 104. 


3tl!!Erarf0 he ^iitoufcD te Uatii 

tìgicma ?v&0!o0ncfe ne Io Cgiipto ne la ^u || ria ne la 
%t^à ùcfcrta t jFeIìcd ne fa ^er 1| ffa : ne la 31nbfa : 
: ne ìa «iEt^ioina ICa fe&£ eilluiucre : coftiii ùb le 
pfate guide €t al pfenllte èi^^imxx alciie iCble nouamfte 
ttooustE II 

\ In fine: ' 

, C 3!niprcffi3 in ©enetia per 2or3i W fiutoni 
maflllanefe. Jien anno beile Sìncamatione bel na*tlftta 
^^ijnace 3Iefu CSrifto M. D. XX. aW II m be msxm- 
iiegnanbn la fmUllta ^rindjEie ^uca be 3^netia.|| 

\* 4to. Title one leaf + one hundred and three unnumbered 
leaves, the last ending with a register and the.words: Tutti 
sono Quadrili. On the title-page, r/hich is printed in red 
and black, v.'oodcut of a scvan!; studying a globe. 

(Private Library, New York.) 





et a 

Ita 0cntc 


%* 4to. 52«^ loco. Title one leaf + seven unnumbered leaveii \ 
Text printed in Roman characters. 

(Marciana», Venice.) 

« MitcelL 1873, opusc. 14. 

^è Bibliotheca Americana. 

1520. The present Is an account of Grijalvas expedition to 
.. Yucatan. It differs rnaterially from the description of 

Juan Diaz, as given in the version published at Venice 

by Mat. Pagan'= and Zorzi de Rusconi.^ 

It begins thus:« 

"A di primo, del mefe de Magio de quefl:o|| 

pnte anno 1519. Lo Signore lohane de grifalua 

ca 11 pitanio magiore co. 200. fanti & dui nauigli e 

j vno 11 brigantino fé partimo de la infula chiamata 

, Cuba e infra H tre fequeti giorni haueffimo fcoperto 

terra . . ." 


f and ends in this wise: 

f *'E vn altro di trouao vna carauela c5 victuaglia 
che mandaua a nui lo signor Dego velafquez loco 
tenete' dela ifula de Cuba credédo che haueflèmo 
populato in qualche loco e ne difTeno che erano 
nella ditta infula de cube quatro altri nauigli p 
venire in noftro foccorfo e coi! ne tomamo ala 
dita ifula de cuba dove fofllmo receputi dali 
noftri no tropo voluntiera pche no haueuamo 
cominfciato a popular i vna de queftì infule o 
metteuamo in ordine otto nauigli grofìì p dar la 
volta co più gente a popular in qlche bon loco 
credemo fera la noibra partita a principio del 
mefe de Febraro del anno. M.D.XX. Finis. V. S." 

« S. A. V., No. 98. 3 Su^ra, No. 59. 

Àdditions. ^f 


C atlemmt(||n!i0 in Cgrffta 

fcfu patri at fflufixif^m0 hOMi 

mtno ìm, 3laai6a ^n. ^racgsrtnfi atr||iEpffco|w. 
ac ì^ifpanfanim optftìta imi patrterrge .lEaDgailu^ Il 
lioctoE tgcDlogu^ atguc infigm^ fo!JE0lj tóui 125ai:- 
^nìomei colle0à. ^. ^. ^. Il 

Im fine: 

., 1520 . . . llalE ^Mlmantte. 14. 3iimfj.|| 

\* Folio. Le3.ves numbered i — xxxvj. No separate titlfi-page 
nor colophon. Text in black letter. 

(Biblioteca Colombina, SeviUa.) 

Thìs copy bears the followlng entry In the hand-wrhing 
of Fernando Columbus: "Este libro costo . 24 . mrs. en 
valladolid a . 14 . de deziembre de 152 1." 
! See, on the recto of iiij, the paragraph in which we 

**<^iue jtet "tiunitii x iiìxt pec marea triuerfifi e&^ 
benba temen faetEdìJi^j Inmgitita america a btfputfa 
fnuenta igne ocdùentem fatcfu^ in mappa pftrgftuc in 
.qua acmocum fnfignte barsj^ in ìntif ùepicta funt 
quE ìiiuEtfap' regum Xf ifpanoram poffcÌliane| infinuant 
t haria^ mari^ nauigatiens^ . , . ," 

Dirtct riferencts.: \ AliTOìno, Bibl. Hisp. Nova, il, p. 213. 

F. A. DS Vaanhagen, Nauvslla reeherehes, ^. zac 

7© BibHotheca Americana. 

1520.' 62. MARTYR {PETER). 

=— f Dentata : in pifeu^ (ujitemeiilaube^ 
CatjDllcDtu fciigum continentuniique 
funt 11 fiuta furen^ 11 3anu^ 11 3nac6u^ 11 
Cqueftria 11 ^atpra 11 llictaria 11 Cunuiuimn 
regium Ilaria item ab tiiuerfo^ epigra 11 
mata lectu fapiba z titilia . : . 11 ^fintgor 
^Dtgonotariu^ 11 f etru# mattgir tìegiu^ii 
fenatar 11 »:/.:. ,:.ii 


C (Caftìgatum terfum : ah bnguem emacufatti 
.^0 11 na^ iFefiruaria^. ^nno a i^i ^ì^ataU Wgtffimo || 
fupta quingétcffimu t MSiUEfimum. || 

%* 4to. Title one leaf + seventy unnumbered leaves. Black 

(Library of the Department of Public Works, Madrid.) 

This is a separate reprint of the poems added by 
Peter Martyr to his first edition of the Decàde§- It 
likewise contains the commentary of Antonio de Lebrija. 
See especially the notes accompanying the poem called 
j^anus, on the recto of the fourth leaf after signature E v. 


Éa^ pragmatfta^ bel regnali 
* fettipttacfó he algua^ fiu- n 

la^ be nueftto rnup fancto pabce : tancetdtia^ en 

fauorlitie la juci^tricion rcal: 

Additions. ^9 

Celophon: I520. 

e JFu2 pmpcffis ìa prefente oi&ra cn la muti ===== 
noMe X H mup Ical riftbab be ^eufìlla : por 3!uan barda 
pmprtffac ijc lifero^ ^caftofe a imi b^é ùel II me^ &e 
otufire tic min x qutnientn^ t trepute aftp#. Il 

%* Folio. Title, with large woodcut of the arms of Spain, one 
leaf + three unnumbered leaves + leaves numbered 
I — cxcij 

(Private Library, Sevilk.) 

See on leaf Ixxxn, the chapter Destierro para las 

Dirett nferatce: PRESCOTT, Hìst, Ferd. and Isabdla, Voi. Ili, p. 448. 



%* Folio. Sine anno aut loco {sed Parisiis, 1520). Title onc leaf 
+ leaves numbered i — ^xxx. 

(MuDÌch Royal Library.) 

A separate issue of the second part of B. A. V. 
No. 107. The Paris National Library contains a copy 
which consista in one leaf for the title -i- leaves numbered 
n— xxii, which constitute the first part, + tbirty-one 
leaves, like the above, for the second part. 
■ See the passage pn verso of leaf xxvra. 

So Bibliotheca Americana, 

1520. 65. ANGLIARA {JUAN DE). 

' "Viagio ed paefe de lifola de loro trouato p 
Juan de angliara capitanio di re di Spagna cu 
turo il viuer et coftumi p'. incipit cii lo adiunto 
del clementifììmo et definit de laltra ifola caret. I 
ifnpjtoe e t ^° et profa tofcana. Cqfto en ferrava 
medio quatrifi a 4 di de ?nayo de i^ii .y el ducado 
vaL 57^ quatries" ■ -^ - - 

We borrow this title from the Ms, Catalogue of 
the Colombina Library, made by Fernando Columbus 
himself. The book no longer exists in Seville, and is 
known at present only through the German translation 
described in the B. A. V. No. 102. 
i Isola de Oro, is the name which Marco Guazzo gives 
to Perù, in his chapter on Pizarro.' 

15 2L 66. LA SALLE {A. DE). 

- ICa falaijc nnuutlìcntet fmprfniEE II ITaguElIe fait 
nienfian be tou^ ìt^ yap^ bu ntanbe €t bu pap^ be 
la 11 ,i§p6inc auec la Jriguce pouc allec mi itiont be la 
bene ^iM\t €t auffi la ffguce 1| be la mtt t be la 
tenre et plufieur^ Miti rcmonftrame^. Il 

fn fine: 

. , , nouucllemét 11 ^Cmprinte en la iBiue fafnct 
iflcque^ a lenfclgne || be la iSnfe 6lanc§e et fut aifieue 
le bi;: gup* 1| tiefmc tour be ianuier. Il 

* See infra, Ko. i»j. 

Àddiimis. ot 

%• Folio. Sine anno (the privile^ e is dated January 1 5 2 1 ). Title 1 5 2 1 . 
- one leaf + three unnumbered leaves + leaves numbered _______ 

I— Ixxxiiii. Map, 

(Veroeniz sale.) 

See verso of leaf xxxiv. 


por eI Cartuiano, profeCo en (ancta maria tie lajl 
tUEtia^ EH ^Euilla. Con ìkcnria. 


ICqui fE atafio eI txiumfo &e font Matia^ apoftol 
p poftTEro &E lo^ tere rdimife:^. SSmftafE la o6ra 
ùE componer ijontiìigó en 14 &e ft&rero tiE nifi x 
Quinito^ biE5 p erga mlo^. '^ifi bc font J^aÌEntino 
martìr. Iue Emprtniiiìa eh la tnup ncBIe p ntup 
lEaì ritìhab ììe ^Ebiìfa, por Sintr» 1^a^cIa cinto 
hiap bEÌ mE^ bE ©tucre, ano ^ wùskm fslua&or 
tiE mU p QuiniÉto^ p faeitE un ansp. 

%* Folio. Title with woodcut representing the twelve apostles, 
one leaf + five unnumbered leaves + sixty^two leaves 
priated où two columns. Text in black letter. 

(Gallardo's Ms. notes.') 

See in Tnumph IX, Chapter 20, the brjef reference 
to "Colon por las ondas jamas navegadas." 

' KlncUy communicated by our the erudite editors of Gallardo's £«• 
Inend M. R. ^arco del Valle, one of sayo dt una Bibliottca EsfaUtla. 


Sa Bibliotheca Americma. 

15 21. There is ati account of this poem in Ticknor, who 
=== says that it was printed entire at London, in the year 
1843, 4to. , 

The author is Juan de Padilla, bom in 1468, and who 
died after 1 5 1 8, since the colophon bears this date. It 
seems to have been reprinted in 1 529. Ticknor quoting 
Sarmiento' says that Juan Padilla rose to important 
ecclesiastical authority under the crown and in the órder 
of the Carthusians. 

Direct reftrcncts : t Antonio, Biblioth. Hispan. Nova, Voi. I, p. 751. 
\ Ticknor, Hist. Sfan. Literature, Voi. I, p. 373. 
l Mendez, Typogr. Esjian., p. 193. 

1522. 68. A PIAN US {PETR US). 

• "Declaratio et Ufus typi Cofmographici. 
Ratisòonne, par Paul Rhol, 1^22. 

Petite plaquette de 8 feuillets par Apianus, et destinée 
à accompagner la mappemonde ou planisphère du méme 
Apianus (terrestris superfuiei simulacrum).' Le fron- 
tispice contient la vignette d'un planisphère où l'on voit 
représenté le nouveau continent comme une ile en 
triangle, sur laquelle on lit = AM=." 


' Sim loco. 

We borrow these two titles, verbatim, from M. de 
Varnhagen's Post face aux trois livraisotts sur Amerigo 
Vespucd,- and regret to be unable to give a fuller 
description of these two editions. They are mentioned 
neither in Maitl^e nor in Panzer. 

« Mi'mcrìai, Sect. 844 — 847. 2 Probably a description of one of I1Ì3 
pwn globes. Api^mu <»« chiefly known as a skilful globe Inal^cr, 

Additions. §3 


^ftut 5Htning.uon bfMilaiibt.&flBbiP 

,i eportierfunboi \)(ix>m ym i f ziaaregenanQucatan. 

§4 Bibliotheca ÀmencanA. 

j e 2 2. *** 4*^' ^^^ ^"^'^ "'"^ ^"^^ "^^'^^ '^^^ ^^^^ + ^^^ unnumbered 
^ leaves. The present woodcut is repeated on the third 

page; the fifth page contains anothcr woodcut, smaller, 
representing a town and an island with the inscription 
"Gross Venedig", which is also repeated on the seventh 
page '. The Berlia copy lacks the two last leaves. 

(Royal Library, Berlin.) ' 

*'3n tHugS&itrg u. SBerlin. SJlurr'g Sfumai, vm. 6294. 



%z grant boìtage ht f^k^ li rufakm Muffe m beuj: || 
poetiti. Il € ^itipriras a i^arl^ pout jFranmf^ resnault 
ìfbmiu btmmxant mlilagmnt tue fainct Slaque^ a 
IpraaisE fainct ۓaiibe. 

Sraiirimc a ^ari^ pour iTtRCoi^ rcgnault Hfiraite II 

lucE ùe lun&erfitE &e UUttt Bilie ie. xx=. iout ùe 
mat^lllCan sui! dn^ mip. xxn, 1| 

*,* 4to. Title one leaf + three unnumbered leaves + leaves 
numbered i — cc.ix. 

(Prìvats Library, New York.) 

See supra No. 48 and leaf c.xcvin, for the two Ietterà 
from Pietro Pasquaglio giving an account of Caspar 
Cortereal's exploiation of the coasts of Labrador. The 
French text is eviderxtly borrowed from the translation 
of the Paesi made by Mathurin Du Redouer, and first 
published at Paris towards the year 1 5 1 5 by Galliot Du 
Pré or Jean Trepperel. i 

I Kind'y coraniur.icated by Mr. burg copy, in the City Library, the 

Aslier, of Berlin, wJio intends to only one which is complete, has not 

republish the plaoiiette in fiTsimile. heen ca'.alcgued and could not be 

* Re^crtorium, Ko. 2303. Ths Augs- found. 

Àddilwns, §5 


f Contrepm6attDett(Ètìan&enenDe 
l4mDou^en:fìticuanDécnDe<^ljecon ^ 

©oo;ttei^tic^flen JlDennoaljenaen cnDe 

sé Biòìioiheea Americana. 

._- . L ^ l^&eprùit Canttotrptn 6i mi 3Ható&fEl faanll 
^Oì^ftrfltcn 35nt iaec nn^ fieren M. Il cecca en xxjjj.H 
Cum gratia Et prùiilcgfa. il 

*;^*' 4to. Title one leaf + twenty-nine unnumbered leaves. 

(Paris National Library.') 

Redo 0/ Aij (titU-page wantin^ : 

En lan M. ccccc. xxij. ou mois daoufl: |1 la Tref- 
facree Imperiale et catholique magefte lui eilant 
en II la cite de Palace en CalHIle, euil nouuclles 
des marches yiles || et terreferme occeanes, que 
lon appelle et nóme vulgairemet 1| les Indes, pòurce 
q vne partie dicelles eft at confronte enuers les 
d. indes 

In fine: 

C Depuis font venues a fa magefte nouuel|| 
les de certaiés yiles trouueez p les efpaignolz 
plaines defpecerie et beau||cop de mines dor, 
lesqlles nouuelles il receupt en cefte ville de vailla- 
dolld 11 le primier doctobre . xv . cent . xxij . 1| C Finis. || 
C Imprime en Anuers par Michiel de Hocrtraten.]! 
G Cum gratia et priuilegio. || 

*** 4to. Sine anno. (?) Sixteen unnumbered leaves. 

(Private Library, Paris.) 

Direct re/ermces.: Tross Catalogne, 1866, No. 288 1. 

Thls work, of which there is only one copy known, 
was discDvered in Belgium in 1866. It is not a tsans- 
lation of the Cartas deRelacion, but an account made out 
of the first two Cartas, probably after a Spanish originai 
yet to be found. Both of these Flemish and French 
versions present the same account, and were published 

« Reserve, O. * B. 1392. 

■■• Additions. - 1 87 

by Michiel HlUen de Hocstraten, in Antwerp, probably \^2X. 
at the same tane, although one is printed in Roman, and ^ 

the other in Gothic characters. 

74. ALBERTINIS {FR. DE). "' 


In fiìie: \ 

Romae ex Aedibus lacobi Mazochii Ro. Acha- 
deinis II bibliopola Aiio Domini . M.D.xxiii. ll Decimo 
Kal' Februarias. Pontiiìcatus || Sanctiffimi Diy 1| 
Adriani Anno Secundo. || 

** 4to. Title one leaf + three unnumbered leaves + leaves * 
numbered i — cxii + seventy-two unnumbered leaves. 
Printer's raark on the verso of the last. 

(Genoa University Library.) 

■ See leaf lxxx for the passage : 

"In nono mundo Albericus Ve^ulcius (sic) Fio. 
milTus a fideliffimo Rege Portugal. Poftremo nero 
a CathoHco Hyfpaniam Rege primus adiuenit 
nouas infulas & loca incognita : ut in eius libello 
Graphice apparet in Epiftola eius de nouo mundo 
ad Laurentium luniorem de medici?." 

7 5 . BERGOMAS {JA C PHIL.) 1 5 2 4. 

jèuypìenìcnttmi 11 ^tipplcmenti 11 be le rijron(rf|c bui* ., 
sarc 1! Mmxnztz bai faEnerabD pabtc frate 31aco 11 fta 
l^ì^iiippa bel orbine j&eremitana primo || auctoc 
aggiontoiU : emSbato. Ct p. iFtame 11 fco. %. 
fiorentina buìgarisato : : l^irtoriato. Il ^ 

• Wc have seen in Tross' hook- grapkia, Landshut, 1524 (B. -^- '.• 
flore aa edition of Apiaiius' Cosmo- No. 127) which presents some (};{• 

fiS Bibliotheca Americana. 


1524. In fine :^ ^ 

■ C FinifTe il Supplemento de le Croniche Vul- 

garizato & Hyfloriato con la gion || ta per infino 
del anno . 1524 . del mefe di Octobrio. ìmpreiFo 
in Venetiallper Ioane Francifcho & Ioanne An- 
tonio Fratelli di Rufconi. 1! Regnante lo Inclyto 
Principe Andrea Griti. Nel an H no del Signore 
. 1524 . del mefe di Nouebrio. ]| 

*^* Folio. Tiile with v/oodcut of St. George and the Dragon 
one leaf 4- seven unnumbered leaves + leaves numbered 


(Private Library, New York. 

A new issue of B. A. V. No. 128, with a different 

See verso of leaf cccxi m.. 

1525. 76. ARIAS DE A VILA {P.) 

' C LETTERE DI PIETRO ARIas |1 Capitano 

Generale della conqui || fta del paefe del Mar 
Occeano || Scripte alla Maella Cefarea || dalla Cipta 
di Panama del || le cofe Vltimamente || scoperte 
nel Mar Me H ridiano decto el Mar || Sur MDXXV. 

*,* I omo. Sine anno aut loco (Vènice ?). Title one leaf + three 
unnumbered leaves. Woodcut on the title-page. 

(British Museum.) 

This Iettar is in verse. 1 

Direct referenct: Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima, No, I32. 

ferenccs. The title is entirely printed unnumbered pages for text -|- three 

in red and foUowed by cne un- unnumbered leaves beginning with 

numbered leaf for (he dedicatlcn to the tiie v.fOrd Appendix, and ending thos: 

Archbi-hop ot Sab.bmj;, wUich ends "9j Libri de GeographicÌB principìi 

with tal' -A-ords : Kalendas Fcbr;iarias; F-'.i.f3,|jPerfecto, trinoqa* deo iaudesll 

tbe.T :;r^; two uanuaibered leaves for inf^iKtss. Annohumr.nel|salutis. IS24."U 

Ssanmj, ~\- one huadred aiid four It coniaics a revolving diagram, 

Addìtions. 89 

7 7. FOSSETIER (JUL/EIJ). 1 5 2 5 . 

f 0ffetitr !ie la gfcaleiife SMtxiu Uvcm^ ==-= 
mÉtiiofiteuEe hmmt f>m% j^ar ^fiertEt 
CgariiÌBl pfnt ht tt mm. ^t§ì ìfti tt 
litui I i! iioffefiife m a^Srlcpe CSant 
rogai a !a tóge tt^teSiig, 

%* 8vo. Sifie anno aut loco {sedhxi.t<?r<ix^ iS2S?)eightunnumbered 
leaves. Od the recto of the first, woodcut of the arms of 
Charles V, and on the verso of the last, a large'escutcheon 
of the city of Antwerp. (Private Library, Paris.) ^ 

See on the recto of the fifth leaf : 

^a^ p!!i^ mXttt ìjmàTA m tsmte ap^tìi^uc 
%t^ m4 hant pliìffenr^ i^ti gappet 
<J5eniB oSep 31ocat|ìan ut wgHit^m. 

]^ pìu| oultre tiene eft ìa rice opgir 
3ìffe naraniEE ErpaìgnolE a prefent 

^a^ p!a^ oultrg imi Ci^irtafk muloe 
CiEf tJE te^ ne^ pi feùlEe ai!^ antiiJa&e^ 
€ft pasaarai 

This poem is by Julien Fossetier, born at Ath in Bel- 
giiim, aboutthe year 1452. He heid the office of librarian 
(''iudiciaire") of the Emperor Charles V.' 

"Sic %vàim iTaffEtler, ptEfeCtte inMgnc, 
<^i m ^^nm\t ap en ^atlj Origene 
Sfiu^ier bE quattte fctngs an^ et piu^" 

I «i 

» PaQUOt, Mimoires, izmo, Voi. ds iioUnlier morir, from which we 
Vni. p. 383, borrow these Unes, was printed at 

' In 1 532, the year wheD thf Canseil Antwerp bj Martin Leisp«reur. 


^ Biblzotheca Americana, 

1525. The present has been reprintéd on vellum by Tross 

■ in black letter, only twenty copies printed 



REGIO MONTE Ij in errores commifTos a t| 
lACOBO ANGELO || in translatione fua. || 

Verso of Q. vin. 

Argentoragi, lohannes Grieningerus, com» 
munibus || lohannis Koberger impenfis excudebat. || 
Anno a Chrifli Natiuitate M.D.xxv. Tertio KaJ'. 

Apriles. Il 

*** Folio. Title one leaf + eighty-one numbered leaves + 
fourteen unnumbered leaves + thirty-four unnumberèd 
leaves for index. Forty-nine doublé maps; one of which 
bears the title of ORBIS . TYPVS . VNIVERSALIS . IVXTA . 
SIME . DEPICTA . 1522. L. F. (/. e. Laurent Frisius) with 
the word AMERICA. There is another map, with text on 

(Ambrosian Library.) 

Diirci reference: Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima, No. 136» 


=L= CHRONlii 

Imperatori Romani comporta: || per . M. Francefco 
Petrarllcha alla quale fono ftajlte aggiùte qlle che]| 
da tempi del H Petrarcha 1| ifmo al ll la età aoika 

Additions. (j i 

infine: I526. 

Stampata in Vinegia per Gregorio di Grego- 1| == 
rii. Nel anno . M.D.xxvi, Del||mefe de Setembre. Il 

%• Title one leaf + leaves numbered 2 — 120 + two leaves. 

(Paris National Library.) 

The Preface is by N. Garanta. See recto of leaf 1 1 6. 

Direcl refetenee: Gamba, Tati, No. 640. 
80. MESSIE {P. DE). 

MESSIE. Il Gentil-homme de |1 Seuile || MISES DE 
CASTILLAN EN II Francois, par Claude Gruget 
l'Autheur, dont les quatre derniers ont || efté de 
nouueau traduits en ceile || quatriefme Edition. |1 
.Enfemble quatre Tabks, àeux de Chapitres, & les 
autres des principales ?natiìres y traictées. \\ Reueu 
de nouueau en cefte derniere Edition. || A LION, || 
Par CLAVDE MICHEL. || M.D.xxvi. || 

*,* 4to. Title one leaf + two unnumbered leaves fqf Elitre + 
five unnumbered leaves forthe first table + pages i — 1032 
+ seven unnumbered leaves. 

(Paris National Library.) 

See in the Dialogue du Solài, on page 854, the long 
passage commencing thus : 

"Pour ce que l'vn des nauires que mena auec 
iuy Magalanes pour defcouurir les efpiceries, par 
le commandement de l'Empereur, tournoya toute 
la Terre. Car entrant par ce deflroit, qui a' pris 
de Iuy le nom de Magalanes " 

^i Bibliotheca Americana. 

1526. 81. IDEM OT US. 


Mars-Parlus. || M.D.xxvi. || 

*^* 4to. Exactly like the above, with the exception of the 
imprint (Paris Natìonal Library.) 

These two books are unquestionably dated "M,D.xxvi," 
and this is the reason why we place them under this 
date, but it must be a mistake oi the printer: 

"Fedro Mexia, the chronicler, wrote a Silva, or Tvlis- 
cellany, divided in later editions, iato six books, and 
subdivided into a multitude of separate essays, historical 
and moral, declaring it to be the first work of the kind 
in Spanish. 

To this, which may be regarded as a|ì imitation of 
Macrobius or of Athenseus, and which was printed in 
1 544, were added, in 1 548, six didactic dialognes." 


See z'n/ra a description of Spanish editions of 1 540, 
1542, 1543 and 154;. 


Commentarii reram urbanonim libri xxxviu. 
cum Oeconomico Xenophontis. Paris apud jod. 
Badium, 1526, folio. ifàbricius.*) 

1527. 83 FRIES {LA VRENT) 

U^le0ung ter mercar il t^en o&cr Coitila 

Vàatim 'Bam\\mm\ [e|)en mag,- wo ^^^ 
weEe \ty, vn^ woiiem fetlid) £<tnbt, waflcr 
tJitt» &mU II gelegen #. D<^ <àk^ w ^«JW il 
bud)lin $u ^nbemll _. 

■" X Fhtory of Sp:i>iriI'^~M = BitH^A. Latin. Mti. Voi. V», 
Vul. U, page ". P*S^ ''*^' "^ 

AdditioTts 93 

Infine: ^S^7' 

^ScWKh 5« ^rra^buirg t)on il 'Jo\)amce . 
(5nm\n$tv, vnb w t^oHenbct t?ff ©ant iErafi il 
mu3 tacf* 3»^ J<^3^' Il I ♦ 5 ♦ 2 ♦ 7» Il 

*,* Folio. Title one leaf + twenty-five unnumbered leaves, 
eleven woodcuts. Map. On the titlepage woodcut of the 
double-headed escutcheon. 

(MutUch Royal Library.) 

See Chapt. L (Von Jimertffl dr\ td\ bavon ^ie bt^ 
fà)tkbtn), and the large doublé leaf map; TABVLA 
DERAM.INS-.VERSVS, with the following inscription 
on the West: 

"©«s i«3 bie erfì v^favt vnbfitvé nùtoe lanb acfSnbcn 
bie (mb'n wetbt tm geofern bùd^ «ngc^ciigt* "Vii vó 
bifct infcl portus* futi fic Usboa ju." And below: 
"@« Crucis*" 

Dirue nfertnce: Bibliotheca Americana Vetustutima No. 14/ 

84. FERNEL {/EA^. 


MO||nalofph«;rnim, partibus conftansHquatuor 11 
PARISUS 11 In aedibus Simonis Colinsei l! i j 2 6. 1| 

/« fine: 


*,* Folio. TiUe one leaf + five unnurobered leavcs + leaves 
Ruinbered 1—36. 

• (Njce City Library.) 

^4 BiÒliotheca Americana. 

1527. This v/ork contains only a few unimportant lines in 

;_______ the versified address to the reader by Jehan Le Lieur, 

on the recto of aiii: 

"Plaudat Americae gens afpera : plaudat & Indus, 
Plaudat &c. &c." 

To this Jean Fernel, a celebrated physician, born at 
Clermont in 1497 orMontdidier in 1485,' and who died 
at Paris in 1558, do we owe the first exact measurement 
of the earth's surface.' 


CÒSMO 11 theoria, libros duos complexa. jl Prior, 
mudi todus & formam & com Jl pofitionem : eius 
lubiiide partiuni (quse elementa & caeleftia funt 
cor- Il pora) finis & niagnitudines : orbiu il tandem 
motus. quofuis foleiter re- || ferat. |1 Pofterior, ex 
motibus, fideru loca & || paffiones difquirit : in- 
terfperfis do-||cumentis haud poenitendù aditumlj 
ad afbonomicas tabulas fuppedita |1 tibus. Hseap 
feiunctim tandem exUpedite praebet Planethodium.lj 
Ciiiq5 capiti, perbreuia, demon||fl:rationiim loco, 
adiecta funt||fcholia.||PAJRJSIIS||In aedibus Simonis 
Colinaei || 1527. [1 

In fini; 

RlSnS AN- Il no CHRISTI, caeloruni & fideram 
conditoris 1| m . d . xxvii. ad Calendas || Febniarij. || 

> Daire, jrutoire de Mani Didier^ » LAi.Atn>E, Mimelres d* PAeai. Ì4t 
1765, Ì2mo. Scieruei, 1787, 4to, p. 2l6. 

Addiiions. - $5 

•»* Folio. Title one leaf + five unnumbered leaves+ Itfaves 152 7. 
numbered i — 46. The title is within an eleganti/, engraved , 


(Private Library, New York.) 

See in the address to John EQ. of Portugal the pjàssage 

' En & quarta mundi portio, quam noftri Ameri- 
cam dixerunt .... 


Under a large escutcheon qf Spain: =^=^==5=53 

cDjlilacfan ùe alguna^ feuia^ \st\ fummo 
pontifitB ; concebiba^ m fauor ùe la 
juriftiiciD fealtco tofca^la^pramatica^: 
: al0una^ Wt^i t^tl itpno : Jccja^ para 
la fiuena gauEmaciD i guatba tiE laii 
jufticia : : muc&a^ f ramatica^ i Wt^ii 

* Fedro de Gante. Efistola ad Bmssels edltion U apocryphal. Fedro 

Prmineialtm Flandria de rtius ad de Gante's above mentioned epistle 

fidem Christianam in Novo orbe per- is doubtless the same which is to be 

tinentiòui. Antuerpice, 1528, Svo. found in the Chronicle of Ainandus 

Zierixcensis (B. A. V. No. 186), 

We copy this title from Sefior D. where it is dated "Anno Domini 1529. 

Franusco Gonzales Vera's abridgment Mensis junij die vicesitna septima." 
of the fifth book of fray Geronimo We entertain the same doubt con- 

de Mendieta's Histon'a Edesiastica cerning the Cateeismo de la Doetrina 

Indiana. In the Revista de Espana Cristiana en lengua Mexieana, ascribed 

(Voi. in, No. II, p. 387) it is given to Fedro de Gante by Dr. Ramon, 

as a work printed at Antwerp; but who (5u/tó« dt la Sociei. Mexie. de 

OH page 384 it is stated ihat "se im- Geografia, VoL x, p. 378) gives this 

prìmió en Bruselas el aflo 1528." Wé work as having been printed also at 

apprefaend that this Antwerp or Antwerp in 1528. 

' 90 Bibliotkeea Amencana. 

'528. anatìlba^ pe ftafta api no fiittmt ii 3m* 
jprtffa^ : m Efpdaì eftan anaMtia^ ìa^ 
It^ti ire lEatsrit! t ò^-!a| Urastfe^iie 
ist i0^ jpaiici^ r lana^ t cagititìa tre ter* 
tEglùore^ f fep^ tiE ir0t0 z !bp# k 11 !a 

m lefte !i6rB miEiìaraete Stn^tBffa 11 liifta 
t corrigiùa i jyior orfen fe EegB# j^iiEfta. 
€n cicala to tenarel tu cafa 11 ùb ìEipel 
ìiBCguffa. 1528.11 

*,* Fol. Title one leaf + five unnumbered' leaves + leaves 
nambered i — ccxxviii. Black Letter. 

(Library of the Depart. of Public Works, Madrid.) 

See on the verso of leaf xcm the law which granted 
privDeges to criminals who accepted to go to the 
New "World. 


J^a 11 Eigatioii^. falcte^ pt Cmeritii 

te befpuse iflorentih, l^ti pa|i^: ifìe^, ncailluelkmEnt 
1X0IIIÌC5;, au paraaant a noj^ iiicon l! gneiis. |1 €ant en 
lEt^fDpE § aErafe, Calirf^ut 11 €t autoe^ pìuffeur^ 
regfa^ etoage^, Etaf 11 iste fee Italie cn languc 
firaneatjfe, par l©a=^ |1 tfsmin isu rcìnnicK tifencic e^ 
l0l)c. xxj. Il 

Additions, 97 

€ o^n \zi hcnb a^ari^ cn la rue neufue noftte 1528. 

^ame a \zvki' || 0ne fainct Sléi^an ftaptiftc par ©cni^ 
ianot II 

In fitie: 

C Cp finfft le Kurc intitule le nDUUcau Mm^z t 
uauigacf* || tian^ (sic) be rimerie be befpucE : bc^ 
nauigation^ faicte^ pac 11 \z top (je j^artugal e^ pap^ 
bEp mocE^ Et autcE^ rE0<on^ tljtifuEC^ pape. 3m* 
prime nDuuenEniEnt a ^arf^. Il 

*»* 4to. Title one leaf + three unnumbered leaves + leaves 
numbered i — Ixxxviii. On the title-page which is printed 
in black and red, woo^cut of a Zodiac. 

(Private Library, London.) 

This rare edition was first seen at the Audenet, then 
at the Nodier, and finally at the Yemeniz sale. 

Direct referenct: Biblhtheca Americana Vetustissima, No. 146. 
88. A PIAN US (PETH.) 

COSMOGRAPHI- || cvs liber petri apiani 
MA 11 thematici, ftudiofe correctus, ac erroribus || 
vindicatus per Gemmam || Phryfium || Vaeneunt 
Antuerpise . in aedibus Roland! Bollsert. || 


Excufum AntuerpisE impeniìs Roland! Bollaert. 
Typis II Ioannis Graphe!, Anno à Chrifto nato || 
AlD.xxix. menfe Febr. H 

*»* 4to. Title one leaf + one unnumbered leaf + leaves 
numbered ni — tv + one unnumbered leafj p'rinter's mark 
on the verso. On the title-page woodcut of a mounted 

(Paris Arsenal Library.) 

See leaf xxxnn. 

Direct reference: BiUiotheca Americana Vetustissima, No. 148. 

. »3 ' ,. 

98 Bibliotheca Americana. 


., ICifera &d famofo 3Earco j^olo, heneriano, he 
ìa^ cofaé maraW!Iafa^ quc tiibo en la^ pacte^ orfen* 
tale^; conbiene fatìer, i\\ la^ 3InWa^, Sdrmenfa, 
Wraì&ia, ji^crOa p Cartaria : é ^cl ^oùeria bel (!5ran* 
Can p otro^ iScpe^. Con otro ITratabo tie Mlaxt 
"^^■^f iFìorentìnD, x trata he la^ rni^ma^ tierra^ 
X léla^, 

% /« fine: 

'"■ ICa prsfente oftra bd famafa JEarco polo l^ene* 
tiaiia, ijHe ftic trabudba fidiìicnte be Irngua brneriana 
en caftensuo per d rebcrenba ^tmt marftrE Habriga, 
arcEbiano bc iSeina p mnóniga en la fglefia bt 
^eWna. jFuÉ imprcfa p corrcgiba be nuebo cn la 
mup fonftantE p ìeal cii&bab bc ICogrofio, cn cafa 
be J^igud be €guia a trccc be 3lunia be nttt : 
Quinfentaé p xx : nuehe. 

*\* Folio. Title within an engraved border one leaf + three 
leaves for Epistle dedicatory and table + thirty-two leaves 
printed on- two columns. Black Letter. 

See in the introduction the dissertation commencing 

"Porps raiirf50^ bulgare^, é aun §èmftre^ be 

'xm% feerte, pkKfan gue ^ntlHa, a cfta^ i^Ia^ 
niìEbaincute ìjsììaba^, por iiìanbabo be nueftro^, mup 
católiccii ìScp ^. jFcrnanb0 e ìSefna <Pona 3ìfa6d, 

Additions. 9^ 

ton en Ja^ 3!nbffl^, fon enganatia^ pnr d namì&re 1529. 
5ue Ic^ puficron bc 3Inbta^é. € porriue eh ia Cfpanoìa ^== 
fc Sana oro, alguno^ gan ofaba bccir r^iic e^ €arfi^ 
e <^p5in e CEtgfn, banbE eh tiemp0 tic .^aÌDmon 
Ce trafa oca a SlECufalEm." 

;. This passage may have prompted Caspar de Barros 
to write his celebrated dissertation ''de Orphyra regione'.' 

This seems to be the third edition. Navarrete, from 
whom we borrow the above description, mentions one 
printed at Sevilla by Juan Varela, 1 5 1 8, 410, and Panzer, 
on the authority of Vogt, descfibes another, given by , 
Juan Cromberger at Sevilla, in 1520, folio. « 

Rodrigo Fernandez de Santaella, the translator of the I 
above, was a native of Carmona, in Andaluzia. He died 
in 1509, after having been confessor to the Catholic 
Kings and Archbishop of Saragossa. 

Direct references! 1 Navarrete, Bibliot. Maritlma, Voi. il, p. 668. 
J GallaRDO, Ensayo, Voi. H, col. 1064. 
( Brunet, Manuel, Voi. ili, col. 1406. 

90. FRIES {LAURENT). _. /l530-s 

Unt>era)cifurt0iix)nb t?6$legungellBet (t<xr* 
tl)a marina ot>er bic merli carte, barin man 
fcl)en mag, wa ciner in t>' wclt fy, x)rtt) voa cin 
ytlid) Il lant>/ ti?afferì?nb jlet ligc, ale in t)e| 
bijc^lin angcsogt fo in b' ct)aité su fe^cn*ll^ 

In fine: 

® (ècbruc^t su ^trapburg t^onii^^^l^'^^'^^ì^^, 
(Brieninger t>nb il \?bllenbt 'ojf ^ant^orgéllj 
abent Jm iar M.D.ijxx-x.n 

idb Bibliotheca Americana,. 

I e 7Q^ •»* Folio. Title one leaf + twenty-one unnumbered leaves. 

•^ ^ On the title-page woodcut of cannibais as in the Ptolemy 


(Vienna University Library.) 

See chapter i. Von dem nuen ... 

Dirtct refermce: Bibliotheca Anuricana Vetustissima, No. 151.^ 



rmnje Augufto. \\ Non fine PriuilegiOy ?nulctdq9 
pecuniaria, ^ exco- \\ municationis poma : prò ut in 
Priuilegijs continetur. || 

*,* 4to. Title one leaf + thirty-five unnumbered leaves. 

(Paris National Library.) 

"Dicatum est Petro Bembo Leoni X. Pontifici Maximo 
fune a Secretis, ideoque scriptum ante annum 152 1, 
quo I-eo X fato functus est, sed quod editum non novi 
ante annum 1530, quo Veronae excusum est." 


Jerome Fracastor, a physician, astrologist, and the 
greatest Latin poet of his time, was boni, mouthless,' 

' '^ De Iiiortis Vdnenis, Paris, 1740, 2 J. C. EcAUGEr^, Artf Fraéa- 
4Ìo, p. 644. storca. 

Likamry,, Vnìw, o! 

Addùions. ìò\ 

at Verona in 1483,' and died August 6th 1553. Although 1 5 30. 
celebrated as a cosmographer, and the great friend of -=——--—: 
Ramusio whom he supplied with the materials for the 
latter's collection of voyages, we failed to find any work 
written by him on the subject of Cosmog^phy.* 

The present beautiful poem teems with aUusions to 
the New World: 

Die Dea, quae caufe nobis poft faecula tanta 
Infolitam peperete luem? num tempore ab ilio ^ 
Vecta mari occiduo, noftmm peruenit in orbem : 
Ex quo lecta manus foluens de littore Ibero 
Aufa fretum tentare, vagicp incognita ponti eft 
Aequora 8c orbe alio pofitas perquirere terras? 
Illic nariqj ferunt seterna labe per omnes 
Id morbi regnare urbes [!] paffimcp uagari 
Perpetuo cceli uitio, atque ignofcere paucis 

Oceano tamen in magno fub fole cadente, 
Qua mifera invenrum nuper gens accolit orbem, 
Pafìlm oritur, nullisque locis non cognita vulgo eft. 

, (Lib. I.) 

Oceano in magno, ardenti fub fydere Cancri, 
Sol ubi fé nobis media iam nocte recondit, 
Hac ignota tenus, tractu iacet infula longo: 
Hifpanum gens inuentt'ix cognomine dixit: 
Linquitur incerto fiuitans Anthylia ponto, 
Atque Hagia, atque alta Ammerie, execratacp tellus 
Cannibalum, & ripa Gyane nemorofa uirenti 

3 Ghtlini, Teatro ^Huomìni Leit. Ramusio's theory on the inundatlons 
Voi. t, p. 119. of the Nile. (Raccolta, Voi. i, p. 

4 We couid only find his reply lo 264). - 

1Ò2 Bibliotheca AmencaHà. 

15 30. Itur ad Ammericen fylua in Cathefide Nympham,-, 

- -• — ■ Cultriccm nemorum Ammericen : qua maxima luco 

Intcrpres Diuum refponfa canebat ab alto. 

(Lib. III.) 

GEMMA PHRY- |i sivs de principiis astrono-|{ 

mìa ^ Cofmographia, Deq9 vfv Globi ab eodem\\ 
editi. Ite?n de Orbis dìuifione^ ^ infu- 1| //i", rebufq^ 
fiuper inuentìs. \\ (Woodcut) f[ Vaneunt cum Globis 
Louanii apiid Seniatiufu ZaffenuTn, ^ || Antuerpia 
apiid Gregorium Bontiu?n fub fcuto Baftlienfi. \\ 

Ih fine: 

IOAN GRAPHEVS || typis excudebat Anno l| Il menfe octob. |l 

*,* 4to. Title-page one leaf + forty-one unnumbered leaves, fine 
woodcut on the verso of the last. On the title-page woodcut 
of a mounted globe. 

(Ste Geheviève Library, Paris.) 

See chapt. xxix. De infulis nup. inuentù, and chapt' 
XXX. de America, 



triginta libri, accuratius quam antehac excufi, cum|[ 
'duplici eorundem indice fecundum || Tomos col- 
lecti. Il Item Oeconomicus Xenophontds, ab eodem 
latio donatus. || BASILEAE, IN OFFICINA 

Additions. \ò% 



•,* Folio. Title one leaf + nineteen urmumbered leaves + leaves 
numbered i — 468. 

(Private Library, New Yprk-) 

See verso of leaf 139, in the chapter Loca nuper 
reperta, the passage commencing thus: 

"Huius ita(5 laudis aemuli nautae KKfpani, qui 
fub Ferdinandi regis aufpicijs agunt, duce Chrifto- 
phoro Columbo, anno Mccccxcvi (sic) à Gadibus 
ìbluentes ad Dece. milJiaria Inter Zephyrum." 

94. FRACASTOR (HIERON.) 15 31. 

Ludouicum Cyanewn^ è regione || Collegi] Camera- 


*»* i6mo. Title one leaf + leaves numbered 2 — 25. 

(Paris National Library.) 

95. /DEM OPUS. 


7nenfe Septemhri \\ Non fine PrìuikgtOy ?mladq9 
pecuniariaj ^ excofmnu U nicatioms pcena, prout in 
Priuik^ijs continetur.W 

104 Bibliotheca Americana 

1531. -'■«/«'•• 

C IMPRESSVM ROMAE || «pw^f Anmium 
Bkdmn \\ AJuknum. \\ ^ 

*,* 4to. Title one leaf + nine unnumbered leaves + one leaf 
for anendanda. 

(Private Library, New York.) 


MERVEILLES || de ce mode, & de la dignite 
de Ihomme, com-|Ipofee en- rithme francoyfe en 
maniere de ex- 1| hortation, par lan parmentier, 
faifant fa || demiere nauigation, auec Raoul fon 
frere, en lifle Tapro- || bane, aultrement || diete 
Sama H tra. || 

31tem tin ri^amp ropal rperialement capofe par 
maHIniece be parapgcafe fuc locaifan ùaminfcale. Il 
3!tEm plufieur^ tfiap^ toyauljc par \Mt %m\\^U' 
mcntìEC Caufis ttixmi aftxanamfpc^é t geogra || 
pgfQUE^ X matitimc^, a I00nnEui' ìxt la ttxfljieuccu* Il it 
hiergc JSarie mere Èie ^ieu. || 31tEm JBaraìite 
arefElEsanttilcontpofEE par \t fu^&it||3lan ^armcntìEr, 
a trijc pErfonnafp^, a Igannciir Jje II (affumption ùe 
la WErgE lUSariE. Il ^Eploratìon fur la mort bcìtrfts 
5^armEntfEr^ comHipofEE par perrE crfgnan, com^ 
pafffnan brliits j^ar^LmentiEr^ en laìiicte nauigation. || 

In fine: 

3!niprimE a pari^, en la rue he ^orfeonne, 
%t li ^EptiEfitiE tour be 3ìanuiEr. ITan || U gracE 


Additions.. 105 

%* 4to. Thle one leaf + two leaves for prologue + forty- \ e ^ j, 
fivfi utìnumbered leaves. On the title-page the mark. of 
Morrhy des Charaps.' 

(Paris National Library,») . 

See in the prologue, the passage : 

"Camme ainfi fdt § %m i ^zmi Wcts patmcn* 
tfer^ ìttui 60ui*g0ji^ t marcgants be la bflle be 
trfcppe gomc^ bE fion efprit t profimbs en la itiUz 
be aftrDlo0ÌE t CafraograpSic aages luti be trltecfitti 
t laultre be trete ané euff!t m-ìan mfl. D.xxix. 
tntreprin^ la nauigatìo be^ Snbe^ boriSt t prtn^ 
la ri^arge p cotract x acorb fafct auec notìle Home 
3ìan anga grtnctìEr : WftSte be ^ieppe ...',. . 
£Eft \t premier fracoti^ qui a entrcpri^ a etoe 
pfflatte pour mener a la terre amerfque : Qu3 Wtì; 
ré firef« " 

' Read also on the thirtìeth leaf the Epitaphivm loannis 
Parmentierii, gvi in Samothraciaperijt, per Gerhardvm 
Morhìum Campensem. 

If we foUow Desmarquetz,^ Jean or Jan Parmentier was 
born at Dieppe in 1480, as this author states thathe died 
in 1529 at the age of 49, but as Crignon says positively 
in the present work that he died in 1529, aged 35, we 
must give the date of 1 494 as that of his birth. Raoul , 
Parmentier who died in the same year \vas bomin 1499. 

Jean Parmentier, who visited the Northern coast of 
America soon after Verrezano and before Cartier, is 
believed to be* the hero of the well-known anonymous 

' « A mermaid with the motto Nocet à Phistoire de Ùieppe, Paris, 1785, 

empta dolort uoluptas, cf. Brunet, i2mo, Voi. I, p. ni. 

ni, 177. - 4 E:stahceli.'«, Recherches sur Im 

» Y. 4369. Voyaga des navigaieurs normandi; 

3 Mimaires chronohgiques pour servir Paris, 1833, 8vo. - 

.. / to6 ■ ;■ BibUotheca Americana. 

15 31. Discorso sopra la Nuova Francia, first written in 1539, 
-__-=_. and published in Italian by Ramusio.» The French 
originai, which may bave been printed, ìs now lost, but 
the log book of Jean Parmentìers last voyage has lieen 
found and printed by M. Estancelin. He is said te have 
made one of the first complete mappemondes.* 

As to Pierre Crignon he was a provincial poet and 
savant, who is chiefly khown as the editor of some of 
Parmentier's poetical effusions, and the .object of a con- 
troversy in regard to the variation of the compass from 
the true merjdian, which he was erroneously supposed 
to have first noticed in 1554.' 

Direct re/crettces: f Paijfaict, Hist. da Thlàire fran(ois, Paris, 1745—49, 
! i2mo, Voi. HI, p. 134. 

j GUERIN, Les navigateurs franfals, Paris, 1847, 8vo., p. 121. 
l Brunet, Manuel. Voi, iv, col. 379. 


""^^ C ^^\\\^ g!0r(0|i martpii 

xii Beat! patria UmXi %xi\sitt ìic || Spoleto orhfnf^ 
mfnorfi rcguIaHI tip ofefctbatic jj catgoMcc fibdbcU 
rifate paffi in %ìUim tiWtatc JFe5. Il %vm W. 

M„'^,y.ll\]\ (Woodcut of a faìnt kneeling.) 

Iti fine: 

G 31nip£Effimi ^iolpfc ejrpenfip Sonefti Wri So» 
l^annlp || Bardi mei-mtart^ CSalafe. || .d ICaup beo. Il 

*^* 410. Title, within an engraved border, one leaf + three 
. utinumbered leaves; 35 lines to a full page, signature Aii on 

the second leaf. 

The present work contains an account of the martyr- 
dom suffered by Espoleto written by an unknown author 

5 D:scorso (full gran capitano di 6 Desmarquetz, Voi. li; page IO, 
fluire francesi del luoco di Dieppa. 1 Delisle, Histoire de VAcadimit 
{^accolta. Voi. Iti, des Sciences, anno 1710, 

Àdditions. 107 

from the lettere sent by the martyr's companion, Fer- 1 5 3 2 . 
nando de Menesses; the Iettar addressed to Matthias === 
Weynssen by Martin de Valencia, Mexico, June i2th 
1531; and probably Bishop Zummaraga's epistle con- 
ceming the progress of the Catholic faith among the 
natives of New Spain. The entire work was afterwards 
translated into Spanish and added to the Portuguese 
monk Alonso de Isla or Ilha's" Thesoro de Virtudes 
{B. A. V. No. 244). < 

These Mexican epistles have also been printed together 
with the Cologne edition of the Cortez in Latin {B. A. V. 
No. 1 68), the Chronicle of Amandus Zierixcensis {jB. A. V. 
No. 186), the Novus Orbis of 1555, and, in German, in 
the Botschafft ^dk^à. by Stòckel of Dresden in 1533 
(B.A. F. No. 177.) 

Dirtcl r^enee: j CaiaJogue of Sotheòy, IVilkitucn & Bodgs, London, 3ist 
) J«ly 1871, No. 1489. 

98. IDEM OPUS(ì) 

BERNAL {Jean de). Lettres envoyees au 
chapitre general des freres mlneurs de la reguliere 
obseruance, celebre . . . en la cite de Tholofe . . . 
lan mil . D ..xxxij . . . touchant les aifaires des Indes 
et parties orientalles. nouuellement translatees de 
latin en francoys . . joincte a iceUes vne saiutaire 
exhortation a tous bons et loyaulx chrestiens vtile 
etproiìtable (Tholofe, par Jem Barrii, vers i^S'^J' 

%* 4to. Ten leaves, Black letter. On the verso of the last, two 
monograms, one of which is Jean Barrìl's. 



Apparently a translation mto French of the above 
No. 97. 

« Antonio, Sìòl. Hisp. /iJav<t. l, p. 31. a Manuel, i, col. 793. 


toè Bibliotheca ÀmeruanA. 


' "El Lutero de las almas de Kuketan (sic) y 

Nueva Espana 1532, folio." 

. (Alcedo.M 
Neither Wadding nor Rapine mention this work. 

1533, 100. AP/ANC/S (PETRUS). 

= 1^ COSMO J^ Il 

GRAPHIAE INTROD VCTIO,ll c«7/« quibusdam 
Geometrice ac Aftro \\ nomìa principiis ad eafn \\ rem 
neceffarijs \\ MDXXXIU. || 

fn fine: 

Venetijs per Jo. Antonmn zf Fratres de Sabio. \\ 
Sumptu et requijìtione D. Melchioris \\ Sejfa. Anno 
Dojnmi II MDXXXIU. jj Menfe Julio. \\ 

*j* 8vo. Title one leaf + leaves numbered 2 — 31. On the 
title-page woodcut of a sphere. On the last leaf woodcut of 
a cat holding a mouse. 
i f. ■■ ; , (Genoa University Library.) 


RIOGRAPHI||op«^ de rebus HISPANIAE Me-. 
?nor abili- \\ bus ?mdo castìgatmn atq^ Cafareae maie\\ 
Jìatis ìujju in luce?n adìturn. \\ 

C Cuni priuilEsiD C|farEa. || 

■ Bibliothtca Amencatia, Ms. 

Acidittons. 109 

Infine: 1533- 

Impref- 1| fum Compiuti per Michaelum de • 
Eguia, Abfolutuc]^ Il efl menfe Alai). Anno ab orbe 
redempto. li MD xxxin. || 

%* Folio. Title one leaf + leaves .numbered i — cxxviij. The 
title-page is within a border. 

(Paris National Library.) 

See the verso of leaf evi. 

Direct reftrenet; Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima No. 181. 



CHRI II fio Jeju Domino nojìro fìncere dilectis 
ordinmn Mendican- \\ ttù, et prafertim ordinis Pree- 
dicatorij et fninoritaru^ re \\ gularis obferuantia : 
Frater Jodnes de Cu?narraga,\\profeJJino Minorità 
Epifcopus Tenuxtitkm \\ Mexict 

In fine: 

...Ex Maioreti oppido kf. Januarij M.DJCXXIU. 

%* 4to. Four unnumbered leaves without marks of any kind, 
entirely printed in italics. 

(Colombina, Seville.) 

The present plaquette contains the following annotation 
in the handwriting of Fernando Columbus 

^^Ejle libro me dio el mes?no amor en VaUadolid 
a. 25. de agofto de i^^C 

In the originai documents relating to the erection of 
the 5ishopric of Mexico, ali signed and sealed, which 

, ì IO Èibliotheca Americana. 

15 33" ^^^ J^ow in the library of S. L. M, Barlow, esq., m New 
York, %ve find a certificate signed by 

"3laan£^ ùe nimarraga cpu^ mcj:fcanEfi", and authent- 
icated by "Cgriftofial be Caì&rEra apnftolto JS'.", 

dated Mexico September 6th 1535, which, with the date 
of Fernando Columbus' note, implies a voyage of Zu- 
marraga to Spain immediately after the estaolishment 
of the Bishoprìc. 


103. GIARE ANUS {II. L.) 

TAE LAVREATi DE |1 geographia Liber unus 
ah ipfo 11 authore iam tertio re- 1| cognitvs. \\ 

In finì : 

Vmetijs apud Ioan. Ant. de Nicolinis de Sabio\\ 
Smnptu ^ requifìtione D. Melchioris Seffk. An\\no 
Domivi M.D. XXXIIII. \\ Menfe Augufto.\\ 

%* 8vo. Title one leaf + leaves uumbered x — 46. On the 

title-page woodcut of a cat holding a mouse. 
— -^ (Padua University Library.) 

Sec recto of leaf 45. 


ASIAE, AFRiCAE ET EV|| rop^^ co?npendiariam 
hconim defcrìpimem conti \\nens precipue autem 
quormn in Actis Lucas, \\ pajji?n autem Etiangelifta 
^WApqftoli memmereWCVM ADDITO IN FINE 
ELENCHOWregionum urbiu?n, o?nniu?ninfukrumy 
qim'um No-\\uo tcjiamento fit rnentio, quo expedititts 
pius LectorWqiiGe uelit, inuemre ^e^. 1|PER 10- 
ACHiM VADIA- jl NVM MEDIGVM. || ' ^ ' 

Addùions. Ili 

TIGVRI apud Chriftophorum Frofcbme ^ rufn 1534. 

An. M.D.xxxiiu.ll 1 

*»* 8vo. Title ,pùe leaf + pages numbered 562 + sìx un- 
numbered Ijaves. 

(Paris, St. Genevìeve Library.) 

Direct refereiut: Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima, page efi\. 


per. M. Francefco Pe- \\ trarcha alkquale fono fiate 
aggiunte Wqlk che da tepi del Petrarcha infino alla 
età nofira\\?nancauano.\\ 

In fine: 

C Stampata in Vinegia per Marchio Seffa. Nel^ 
anno M . D . xxxmi. Adi XV. \\ Del Me/e di Marzo. \\ 

*j* 8vo. Title one leaf + one hundred and nineteen numbered 
leaves + two unnumbered leaves. 

(Paris National Library.) 

See the recto of leaf 1 1 6, under the year mcccc lxxxxhu. 


APIANI MA- Il thematici, iam denuo integritati 
reftirutus || per Gemmam Phryfium. || Item eiufdem 
Gemmse Phryfii Libellus de Locorum de- Il 
fcribendorum ratione, & de eorum diftantijs in- |1 
ueniendis, nunq ante hac vifus.|| (TFoo^f «/^JllVaeneùt 
Antuerpiq fub fcuto Bafilienfi p Gregoriù Bontiu.lj 

112 Bibliotheca Americana. 

1534. Infint: 

^.•■i' I ■ ' ioaa Grapheus typis excudebat Antuerpisell 

Anno. M . D . xxxim. |t menfe Febr. H 

*,* 4to. Title one leaf + one unnximbered leaf + leaves 
numbered in — lxvi; woodcut on the title and on the verso 
of the last leaf. No large map, but globes with the word 
America inscribed, on verso of fol. 11 and recto of xxxii. 
(Bibliotheca Franzonana, Genoa.) 

See the chapter De America, on leaf xxxnn. 



Nel qual fi ragiona de tutte l'Ifole del mon- 1| do 
con II lor nomi antichi & moderni, H.hiftorie, 
fauole, & modi del loro uiHuere, & in qua'l 
parte del ma 1| re ftanno, & ìw qual pa H ralleUo & 
clima 11 giacciono. H ^ Il CON IL BREVE. DI 
PAPA 11 Leone. Et gratia & priuilegio della || 
Illuftriffima Signoria com'ljin quelli appare. H® 

Jn fine: 

C ImprelTo in Vinegia per Nicolo d' Arifto- 
tile, detto Zoppino, nel mefe di Giù |1 gno, del 
iVl.D. xxxnn. Il 

*,* Folio. Title one leaf + nine preliminary leaves containing 
three doublé maps + seventy-four numbered leaves. 

, (Maisonneuve sale, No. 181.) 

The present gives exacdy the edition o{\i2%{B.A. V. 
No. 1 45) as far as the verso of leaf Lxxni ; then begins 

Additions.'s . 113 

CESAREA MAESTÀ RESCRITTE (of which there is 15 34. 
a separate edition in-4to, in the B. A. V. No. 193), fol- , , 

lowed by the colophon of the edition of 1534 {B. A. V., 

No. 187). .:/'-.. .; ...•.-..,;'- .,v '- . ,3 ..v.;?c.,v.,^5,^ .; 

- It seems to be an issue made out of the remaining 
copies of the Isolarlo of 1528, to which two leaves were 
addedini534. " " 


etHcger firiief n '535- 

fa aug Uffpnia feumméii 

feinbt/ anjay^ent bie ej^genfc^afft bea, n 
tTctben tw(iX>Q, fo x\txo\\i) ^on Kay* Il tTlay» 
2(miabi au^ 6cm newen tTloc gefunben t)i 
worbert/ ti burc^ bie ^ifp<mier«ilM.D.xxxv.ii 

/« fine: -• ,; 

é>o(c^e 5eyttung i(i (;u^ || ^f fpamfc^)er 
apraci)/ in bie 5j^<^tt^c>|tfcfee getmnffec n tirt 
toorbert/ barnac^ in nj^berlenbifc^ vrtb fjoc^-n 
teutfc^ ^^i^é)* ^ije sway [c^yff ^at ciit 
0laubtt>ùrllbi0er tlTann mit nammentflayjier 
21bolff Kay*iimay« ©ecretari in ^yfpani^. 
abloben fe^emn 

*,* 4to. Sine loco. Four unnumbered leaves, verso of the last 
"blank. No signatures. Wafer mart, flower within a ring. 

.(Private Library, New York.) 

It begìns in these words: 

. CFtem ea ip ìpor etlic^ett ^aren, bnrd) Koy, 
iTì<^y* beueld^ au^ geforen <;u^ ^ifpania, citt 
óifpamfd)ec ^ei* Smrtdfco be Pyf«a<^ ♦ ♦ ♦ 

fl4 Bibliotheca Americana. 

'535- We failed to find the editions in Spanish, French, and 

..^u.,mM-.i-)--v ; Flemish mentioned in the colophon. The text of the several 

Italian plaquettes relating to the expeditions of Pizarro, 

mentioned in the B. A, V., differ from this altogether. j 


Lettere di Pizarro. 

*^* Small 8vo. Title (composed of several lines, arranged in 
the form of a triangle), oneleaf + three unnumbered leaves, 
ali printed in Italics. The plaquette begins with a list of 
the treasures sent to Spain by Pizarro, frotn Cuzco towards 
the year 1534. ■ - 

This curious and extremely rare plaquette was dis- 
covered about twenty years ago in a heap of forsaken 
prints and manuscripts which had been sold as waste 
paper at the castle of Kirchberg, near Ulm, in Bavaria.' 
Great v/as the surprise and regret of German scholars 
when they found that these apparently worthless do- 
cuments were nothing else than the archives of the 
celebrated Fugger family, which it was too late to redeem 
and preserve/ 

I It found its way intó the market our London correspondent has noi 

owing to a peculiar circumstance. At yct succeeded in discovering the 

the celebrated sale of the duplicates precious volume, and we must, there- 

of the Munich Royal Library, made fore, present our readers with an 

by Mr. Fidelis Butsch, at Augsbiirg incomplete title and description. 

in 1858, this entérprising bookseller 2 When Raymond Fugger purchased 

wishing to conciliate bis fellow biblio- in 1525 the county and Castle of 

poles, several of whom regrefted to Kirchberg, which the family only held 

return to Iheir distant home v/ithout as a pledge, he formed an extensive 

having seciired a German Cobcmbus library, to which was added a mass 

or a CostnographiiZ introdiictio, prò- of documenti relating to his con- 

posed a scheme for the distribution nections and ancestors. After a seri Es 

of several mysterious prizes by chance, of gifts, sales and deprcdations, what 

The book, which in hiS absence was had escaped the ravages of time, 

al'.olted to Mr. Edwin Tross, was the found its way into the waste-basket 

.-ibove. It was afterwards purchased only a quarter of a century ago. 

by Mr. Eoone. We regret to say that Prince Fugger - Babenhausen pur- 

potwithstandins arduous rcsearches^ chased a certain <juailtity ty tb? 

Àddidons. ' 1 1 S 

; ^' L 

Sprung from a poor weaver^ towards the year 1440, I535. 
the Fuggers became the richesf and one of the most == 
honoured families in Europe during several centuries. 
Chiefly noted as the favorite bankers of the German ^ 
Emperors and of Charies V of Spain, whom they helped 
to crown,' they had in Venice, in Seville, and in every 
important sea port, branches of their great Augsburg 
house, and traded not only in coins and ingots, but in 
spice and silks. They had extensive fleets which carried 
as far as the Indian seas and the Pacific Ocean, the 
pennon with the golden roebuck on a field of azure.* 

The friends and protectors of Martin Furtenbach' and 
of Petrus Apianus, of Erasmus^ and of Henry Estienne,' 
of Titian" and Wallenstein, " there is scarcely a Fugger, 


pound, large files were secured by of cinaamon, which he lighted with 
the City Library of Augsburg, others a bill for 8ooocx> Florins, that the 
were saved from destruction by Emperor had subscribed a few years 
enlightencd booksellers, one of whom, beforfc. | 

the publisher of the present volume, 5 The Fuggers advanced the money 
was so fortunate as to secure ten for the election at the Diet in 1518. 
documenta of importance for the early 6 These were the arms of the fa- 
history of America. \Ve notice among mily granted by Frederick III, in 
thcm: Nuwe cylcndt, a letter dated 1452; but in 1473, Frederick IV, 
Lisbon, March I4th, 1522, signed authorized Ulrich Fugger and his 
"Johaa von Schury" (?). Ayn capittel brothers to add two lilies and two 
nuwer Zytiung ausz Antilles, Nov. horns. ' 

1522. A long account in Gertnan 7 The globe niade by Furtenbach; 
and Spanish of the expedition of for Raymond Fugger is stili preserved 
Gonzalo Pizarro against Blasco Nunez in the Vienna Imperiai library, which 
de Vela; a letter dated aits dem possesses an entire library once the 
Welstr-land (Venezuela) and giving properly of a Fugger. 
an account of the beheading of Fé- 8 Erasmus freqaently received aid 
lipe de Hutten, Juan de Villegas, and preseats from Raymond and 
Sebastian de Almarca and Fedro de Anthony. 

Cisneros ; a letter written by Luys 9 Stephanus once Uved in the house 
Marques to Christopher Payser in Se- of Ulrich II. On the title-page of 
villa, dated "Tierra Fimié\ Sept. the TkemisHus of 1563, and of some 
25th 1547 &c. &c. Cf. Catalogue of other books, we even read HuUriei 
Tross for 1870, I, No. 376. Fuggerì Typographus. \ 

3 Jacob I. »o Anthony II caused Titian to come 

4 "Rico corno un Fucàr" is stili a to Augsburg in 1548, and paid him^ 
saying in Spain.- There is a legend 3000 crowns for several paintings. ( 
that when Charles V once honoured " Otto Henry, the chief of the 
them with staying at their house, Glaette league, distinguiihed bimself 
Anthony Fugger threw into the fire- while fighting under the orders of 
place of the monarch's room, a fagot that renowned chief. 

1 1 é Bibliotheca Àmeruanà. 

^ 5 3 5 • whose life, elther as a benefactor of humanity,'^ aii 
. enlightened trader, '^ a patriot, "• a warrior "^ or a 

scholar,"' does not deserve a special mention. But we 
bave only to cali the attention of the reader to their 
efforts as bold and enterprislng merchants, whom tra- 
ditions represeht as having furnished the necessary 
funds for several expeditions to the New World, and 
who were among the first traders to the West-Indies 
and Perù. 

Unfortunately the documents which Gould enable the 
historian to write the early annals of American commerce, 
and show the paramount influence of the merchants of 
Augsburg, bave been scattered. Stili, there can be found 
among the Archives of the latter city, a great many un- 
published letters, instructions, accounts, and several char- 
ters, which, when classified and placed within the reach of 
the student, will throw a new light upon the commercial 
relations, which, not only the Fuggers, but the Welsers 
and perhaps the Brothers Haro of Antwerp, carried on 
so extensively with the New World, frequently under 
the protection of Portugal. i 

For the present we can only give a short letter from 
Conrad Peutinger, addressed to Hòlzl, the secretary of 
the Emperor Maximilian, under the extremely early date 
of January I3th 1504. 

[ It is as follows: 
ben, vvìì> vns ^fugspur^crn ami, grosj Jlob t|l^ ab fur 

'2 Jacob n, wilh his two brothers '4 Andrew, son of George, who 

Ulrich and George, built at Augsburg forgetting the unjust treatment he had 

the Fuggerei, almost the model of receiyed at the hands of his coun- 

our modem Cités ouvriìres, and the trymen, reconciled the city of Augs- 

Hohhaus, an hospital for strangers. burg with Charles V in 1547. 

Anthony II afterwards endowed the '5 Francis, and Otto- Henry, the 

Waltenhausen hospital. friend of Tilly and Spinola. 

13 Andrew, "der reiche Fugger", 16 Marcus, who translated into Ger- 

and Jacob II, who managed the man the History of Nicephorus Cali^t, 

brandi at Venice. and Baronius. 

Addiiions. i 1 7 

tit ^rjten '^t^xx^^tw, btc "^nòia ^\xt&)tn »ttb l^n. itvai. 1535. 
ju cren ^ab tei) in bte ^nef gefeQt. tote er oXi ber aff == 
rémtfcf) J&uni0 bic f4)icfc, bari foli^s r>on !<ttnem rem* 
^m t)Or nit gefcijc^ctt ift, mo4)t «iid) woll leibm brts 
tu briefen flunb, bas anttxtlt bcs 3^uni08 von portu= 
gali iit 3nbia, òit teutfdjett fn» HTt. ju^ef^ort^j, òtn 
inbtatttf47cn J^untgen »ort r»c0ctt ^tintx Àn, I^tTt* art= 
gc3ct0ct, JC» tDerbt mcinem écfjnjc^cr ju tPtUcn b<t8 
cr bie ^ncff rtrt portU0aU »nb ^r^nfreid) balb ^ab, 
bart C8 t^ut not. 

; Mr. Edwin Tross, to whom we are indebted for this 
curious document, is inclined to think that the word 
"India", must be taken in the sense of the East-Indies, 
and the above epistle does not belong therefore to the 
subject before us; but this gentleman assures us that it 
belonged to a file of Welser documents, which contained 
also conclusive proofs of trading expeditions to America, 
undertaken by these rich Augsburg merchants, as early 
as 1 507. The reader is aware that Charles V, by way 
of retribution for large sums of money, which he had 
borrowed from the Welsers, bestowed upon them the 
province of Venezuela, to be held as an hereditary fief 
from the crown of Castile, They were stili in possession 
as late as the year 1555. 

/no. FLAMINI US {/. R.) 1536. 


LIENSIS EPISTO || la ad Faulum III Pont. Max. 
initio Pontificatus. \\ EIVSDEM BELLI RECEN- 
TIS APHRICANIll Defcriptio ad AmpUff. P. An- 
tonìum 11 Piiccìmn Sanctormn Qua- \\ tuor Cardi- 
RASI- Il libus noni Orbis miper ad nos traìifmìffis \\ 
PANNONIIIray cuìn Turche in quo Panmni£ 
rex II interijt. \ 

- tiè Btbliotkeca Americmid. 

' ... \ Bmmice apiià Vmcmtìu Bonardum || Carmen 
^ Marcu Antmiu \\ Carpen Wfocios^ Anno Salutis. 
M. D.XXXVL 11 Menfis Marti]. \\ 

*,* 4to. Title oiie leaf + "Jiineteen unnumbered leaves. Text 

in italicS. (Bologna University Library.) 

The Epistle, which contains an account of Satict. 
Crucis and Nicharagiia, begins on the recto of Dij. 

Direct refertnea: } BitUotkeca Americana ftiutiissima. No. ai 6. 
{ LscXEEC, Siii. Americana, No. 573. 




%* i6mo. Title óne leaf + twenty-seven unnumbered leaves. 
.. ,. On the title-page, mark of Bebelius with the palm tree. 

(Paris National Library.) 

1537- -' 112. GAÉ. CES ifVLIAN). 

-— — "D. F. Ivlian Garces, Dominico. Obifpo primero" 
de Tlaxciala, Sobre la capacidad de los Indios, al 
Papa Paulo ni. en Latin, impr. 1537." 


This ìs probably the well-known: Epistola ad SS. 
D. N. Pauhwi III. pontijlcem maximum in graHam 
Indortiìn. Pr. Qu22 orca novellam gregem &c. Hanc 
edidit Padilla citatus a pag. 1 32 ad 1 38, quam & Hispane 
reddidit ibidem. Pius etiam P. u lib. 4 ad 15 19."' ^ ,■ 

« Epilome, p. 112. A propos; why Biblioteca Nacional at Madrid, the 

do we give the name of "Pinelo" heretofore nnknown date of bis death. 

to Antonio de Leon? Nowhere does He died July 2Sth, i66o. 

he cali himself Pinelo. We bave 8 Echaxd, Scriptor. àrd. Prèdie. 

since ascertained froui a Ms. in ths VoL n, p. 131. See the Carta qiu 

Additions, ^ir^ 

Many consider Bartholomew de Las Casas as the only 1 5 3 7. 
philanthropist who ever endeavoured to meliorate the , 

condition of the Indians^ but there were many others, 
whose efforts, however fruidess, shouid redound to their 
credit. Julian Garces, Francis of Vittoria ^ Diego de 
Avendano^ Alonzo de Norefia^ and first of ali, Queen 
Isabella herself', deserve to be remembered in con- 
nection with Constant endeavours to prevent the horrible 
cruelties perpetrated by the Spaniards on that un- 
fortunate race. 


"Cofmographiae introductio. fìg. e. b. ( quarta 

pars ab Americo Vefputio fagacis ingenii viro, 
inventa eft.) i2mo. Venetijs 1537." 

. lASHER.') 

'114. A M AND US DE Z. & P. DE GANTE. 

"Chronica compendiofifilma ab O. C. ad a. 
1534. Antuerp. apiid Cocum. 1537. i2mo. 


; SqqB. A. KNo. 186. 

el Illmò. y Rmò . Sr. D. Fr. yuUan had the pleasure of exaniining. The 

Garcis, de el Orden de Predkadores, reply was that they inteiided to add 

primer Obispo de Tiascdla, escribiò à a series of notes and extracts from 

la Santidad de Paulo III, in Loren- other contemporaneous authors, whicU 

zana, Concilium Mexicanum, Voi. I, would cause the Bishop pf Chiapas 

p. 16. to appear in a new ligUt altogether. 

3 "There is no trace of Las Casas 4 De Indis et Jure Belli, in Theo- 

takìng an active part in denouncing logica Relectiones, Salamanca, 1565, 

the oppressions of the Spaniards 8vo. 

earlier than 1510, whcn he combined 5 Thesaurus Indicus, seu generalii 

bis efforts with those of the Domini- instructor regimine conscientia in iis qax 

can niìssionaries lately arrived from ad Indias speclant. hnlvitr-p, 1668, fol. 

St. Domingo in the sanie good work." 6 Gallardo, ^^Joy;», Voi. r, col. 399. 

Prescott, Ferdinand and Isabella, 7 See her will, in DoRMER, Dis- 

Voi. II, p. 498, n. While in Madrid cursos varios, p. 38 1. 

we enqiiired why the Acadeniy of i Catalogue Lxxxv, No. 175. 

History did net publish Las Casas' 2 Bibliot Histor. Medii Aevi, on 

Historia de las Indias and the Apo- the authorìty of WiND, Bibliot. dee 

leS'<t, the originai Ms. of which we Nederland. geschicd. p. 134. 

1 20 ^ Bibliotheca Americana. 

I r •? 7'. 1 1 5 • ^ GLAREANUS {H. L) 

===== Henrici Glareani Helvetii, poetae Laureati, de 
Geographia Liber Unus. ( 
Venetiae i537- 

V 4to. 

(Padoaa University Library.) 

116. FEUm {ALPH.) 

ALFONSI FERRI II Neapolitani artium & 
mediante Doctoris 11 DE LIGNI SANCTI MUL- 

In fine: \ 

€ ImprefTum Romae, apud Antonium || Bladum 
Afculanum, In Campol|Florsi|M.D.XXXVII.i|^|l 

*,* 4to. Title (containing a woodcut of the arms of Paul HI) 
one leaf + fifty-aeven uonumbered leaves. 

.■ :•' i*si^^?à* *..v-i'-.' ■ ■■. (Paris National Library.) 

"Medico di Papa Paulo HI. Lettore della Chirurgia 
ne studi] di Nap. nel 1574." 


See the recto of the first, and verso of the third leaf. 

117. NUNEZ {PER O). 

^catatio ija ^^p&eca toni a ^^sorira ìso ^ol e 
ba ICua,- € |ia primdra iiufo ùa a5£O0rajì§ia &b 
Clauìifa 5^mlomEu ^fejcatnrina. Cirato»! nouantEnte 
te ladm era ìlngaapra peto ^outor ^rm Mvmi 
Cofmograp&a tei J&p ùd %mn ^0 terj:cyr0 Mxz 
nome noffa fEngoc.- € acrctetaùa^ tt muMi an* 
notacac^ t fìgum^ perone nia|i^ fadiraeiite fc jpoìjeiti 
cntentiEr. %ttm tmf trataùa^ g mefma ©outar 

♦ ' - .-Jl. I- - .■! . ■ ■ Il II .- ..1 I.--- . , - .-■-. . .- 

I BUìliokca Nea^oUt, p. 9. 

Addiiions.' 12! 

ftj fofirt a carta be martar. €m 0^ quaejl fé 1537. 
betlaraa toba^ a^ princfpae^ biuttia^ ba nauesatSo. === 
Co a^ tauoa^ ba mauimcnta ba altura affi aa xàvsa 
bia : tomo vo§. outro^ tempa^. Cam jpireuUe0la ileal 

In fine: 

^Ctabnufe bc cmprfmir a prefcntc oBra na ntupta 
nnbre t Ica! ribabe bc ICijd&oa per o^emiaa (J^algarbc 
iraprfmibar. %n w^ìmtm bla bo me^ bc ^esemftro. 
^e 1537 ^nno^. 

*^* Folio, ninety unnumbered leaves. Black Letter. 

(Biblioteca National, Lisbon.) 

We borrow this title from the Diccionario bibliogra- 
phico Portuguez of Mr. J. F. da Silva.' 

Direct referenct: Bibliothcca Americana Vetustissima, No. 322. 
II 8. ANONYMOUS. 15 jS. 

Coiaia ìA una kttem tsi «§pì&ilia tenuta 

al èì^xm. ^on I^dj^se 3miiafciatiDrE 
CEfarE0 in ^enetia. 

*^* 8vo (for shape). Sine anno aut loco. Two unnumbered leaves 
in ali. The first contains on the recto a beautifuUy orna- 
tnented border within which is the double-headed eagle 
escutcheon, with the inscripdon beneath a globe IN OMNEM 
andbelow: SVB VMBRA II ALARVM TVA]^.^ On the verso 
a kind of zodiac. (MagUabechiana Library, Florence. 3) , 

The text, which begins on the recto of the secood 
leaf, is as follows: , 

j^ElIa natie bel HCamacria j^afiftante in ^pWWa, 
ri^e parti ba ^an ^Dracnico bella ifala ^pasnuola 
ali bua bei raefe ìA nnbemtìre M.D.xxxvij, t ariha 

> Voi. VI. p. 439. 2 See our frontispice. ì Zorii Mss. 


iiH Bibliotheca Americana, 

1538. a ^iMid. fllJi vii) iji feijraro M.D.xxxviij. fatto 
' faenutE xmXtt lettere x paffaggicri ùi ijifactfc partì 

beHe infeic : t tra le altre cofc epe ùi ìa manbana 
per aliifD a fua macfta t a quctta cafa ìicHa con* 
trattatiane : ìticona tfie il MdHiimlm imn ^icga bi 
^Clmagro con la armata t gente tìje meno a 
ùifeaprirc nei tatare bei §)nt fenc era tornato alla 
ritta bi Cosca tnfin bei niefc yaffato t rìjc ini i tutta 
la fua gente tftc mena km tornoronD con feuana fanita 
et non mancariia fcna foìo fei fiuamini bi tutti qucsK 
rìje Ijabcba menati fecn : ycrt^e iì pacfe rfie traba era 
molto faùitifcro x hi tìuono aria : x ììz ìiuonc acque : 
X ìxi Buoni tiiberi. € cge ìjalJcbo la^éciati li nabiii i parte 
cgc lì parfc tfjc rcfta tiano ficuri entro p il pacfe 
bcntro molte giornate bi mobo cìjc fi trofao in più 
bi ita ìegffc bcntro bel Cuòco : x arritto a una probincia 
tfie fi chiama ICiniguara : la i}uaìc e granbiffiniamcnte 
ricca U oro : x bicano rìjc in ciuefla e tanto argento 
cìjc fi fo poca ftinia bi effo. €t fcopcrto ijucfto paefe 
tanto ìsuono x ricca : x "ntìiim tntm la maniera % 
qualità bei paefc : betermino hi tornarfcnc ai Cusco 
con tutta fua '^mtt, €t bennono tanto Ijene probiftì 
bi oro U quei biaggio foia cìic in arribabo ai €u5ca 
fcciona partitione : x cabato fuora il quinto bi fua 
macfta : tntm hi parte a ciafcuno !juomo quaranta miia 
pefi boro x i principali pigiiorno la loro parte per por* 
tionc. € cofa icrebibiic qiìo ciie bicàno c|^e effi ganno. 
€t già fra loro Sano in poco prc55o tutto loro x 
ricijC55a bei 5^cru : perclje bicano cljc quello c^c Ija 
trobato in betta probincia bi Xiniguara e molto più 
fensa camparatione. €t bi qucfto oro x hi quello c0c 
prima tcncba in €1x3^ jFcrnanbo Jpi3carro : x hi quella 

Addùions. 1 2 3 

r|ie tra hcnutn bri ^tru ai porto fei panama fpetamo 
£0e pct tutto li mtfe bi matsa tari poco pia tarbansa 
berrà a ^ifiiWa gran quantità nella armata òi fua 
macfta tgc mena alle inbie 5&Iafca .^Sugnes fetta : t in 
Qurila cftc meno il capitano pcrea infieme con la 
compagnia bc gli altri natiili U mercatanti cgc ftabano 
per benire balle inbic in fiia conferba. €t fi ìizWt 
tenere in granbc eftimationeigucrtanuoba tanto granbe: 
t e ba renbcrfi molte gratic a Sifabio per effa perche 
nella buona fortuna bel noftiD Cefare fi fcuoprana 
ogni giorno tanti pacfi t terre nuobe : belle quali fua 
macfta ricebc tanto innumcrabili riccj^csse t ferbitio : 
\\\ acrefcimento bc fuoi reami : et utilità be fubbiti fuoL 
€t con'quefto fi faranno femprc gli cffeti c^e fua maefta 
befibera in acrefcinienta bella cljriftiana rcpublica : 
bcftrutione bc turchi ^ ^i tutti li fuoi aberenti. €t 
fi crcbe rfie beiiuta i^t fia bitta armata co lo ora 
foprabetto farà bifogno probeberc bi nuoba gente per 
finire bi conquiftare pacificamente tutta la betta nuoba 
pcobincia bi 'Ciniguara. €t p finire hi pacificare \ì 
popoli bella pcabinria bel Cosce c^e fi erano rebellati : 
^en cfte già ftabano molto parificfii : t li capi prin* 
cipali bella rebeHionc reftano prigioni : t bi alcuni fi 
E fatto giuftitia. 

^ico clic per lo abifo belle. lettere bei Cusco \ t bi 
altre parti cge fono faenute ttm quefta nabe fi tiene 
per certo c^c il betta don ©lego bi dimagro fece fate 
uno nabilio ba remo a maniera U galeota molto buona 
nei mar bel ^ur : : in quello nabilio fece caricare 
panbiffima quantità bi oro per fua maiefta i lo mabo 
co affai marinari : t gente ì^i Mti:a gobenio accio cf|e 
tircunbaffono tutto quel mare fpiaggia : t beniffino a 

!24 Bibliotheca Americana. 

15 38. ufót alla nuabfl <^aìi5ia cfic e una tidlc proWnrie ben» 
=== nuoba fpagìia : arda c^e Wla cnn ogni biligtntia fi 
paffaffc il òctta tsxa. a gii altri nahili t fi manbaffe 
aquefta ritta di ^i&itta . ìa quantità ben oro tfie bicano 
rfic porta ii bctto nabilio e tanta cge io non arbifco 
ftribere t atrio ^t non fia tenuta cofa fabulofa : 3lbbia 
boglia fatto prcfto tonburre a falbamento : x^z farà 
tanto f§e liaftera atta Ccfarca raaefta a retare a 
prof pero fine tutta ìa guerra be fuoi nimiri. 
^ata ixi ^iMla a ^i vuj bi jfeferaio M.D.xxxvuj. 


^ GEORGn ^ 

SITV COMlIpendium, ad Hieronymum Vueyxerll 
Praepofirum Reycherspergenfem. || Norimbergae 
apud loh. Petreium, Il arino M.D.xxxvin. 1| 

*^* 4to. Title one leaf + two unnurabered leaves + one leaf 
for a v/oodcut ofa sphere + onehundred and eleven pages. 

(Private Library, New York.) 

See the chapter: De Terris et insulis nuper repertis. 
"Scripsit Viennae." (Vossius.») 

120. GLAREANUS {H. L.) 


VNVS AB 11 ipfo authore iam tertio jj recognitvs. || 
Venetiis. |1 

Jn fine: 

Venetijs apud Ioan. Ant. de Nicolinis de Sabio. 
Sum 11 ptu uero & requiiìtione D. Melchioris Seflàe.H 
Anno Domini MDXXXVIII. || Menfe Augnilo. || 

> De Mathesi, page 149. "j 

« * 

Addihons. ÌS5 

8vo. Tide one leaf + thirty-nine leaves. l'J'^Q. 

(Kindly communicated by Seiior SancHO of Madrid.) ________ 

Direct referenee: Bibliothica Americana Vetustissima, No. 22 J. 

121. IDEM OPUS. 


Jn fine: 



%* 4to. Title one leaf 4- thirty-four numbered pages. On the 
title-page, woodcut of a gordian knot. 

(Private Library, New York.) 


'^rattabo cotta t\ mal ii ferjptntina : 
pe bulgarmBHiite eh Cfgana ti IdamabDii 
6u!ia^" Q fue orbenaùo ii in t\ Dfpital fsicj 
tie to&o^ li \^i fanto^^ ù' lEif&o ii na : fctljo 
jpor m^ t!ia5 U pfìa. ii 

Colophon : 

fue impreff0 m laiimugi mW z ttiup 
leal tiutiati ht M>t ii uilla en tafa bt ^omi^ 
nico ìiEinSofeeitì^ imj5rtff0r bt liiito^. 
SUca^iofe a tie ii gnte ji fitte tt ii fetiéto 

anoiit. H, tijixxxjxji 

126 Bìbliothcca Americana. 

1539* *** ^°''°- '^''^^^ (engraved) one leaf + fifty-three numbered 

. leaves. Woodcuts. Black letter. 

(Biblioteca Naeibnal, Madrid.) 

See the following passage in the chapter 

^el Dtigcn i nafdmfenta beffE mocfea fetpetina 
tiEla pfla tfpanDla, 

Ita 5I fuE aparentia t tiifta cn €fpana : eh ti 
ano bEÌ imxc bE mil t riuatraricto^ p nauenta p 
trE^ afia^ eh la riubaù bc Barcelona : la qual dubaij 
fuE ificianaba i por lanfiguiEntE taba la Europa p 
eI unibErfD bE toba^^ la^ partE^ fafeibaé t curaunf* 
fMtf : eI ijuaì mal tuua fu arisÉ x nafrimiÉto he 
fiEiuprE Enia pfìa guE agora e^ nóftraba Efpanola: 
fegu quE por muu ìarga t ctErta EfpEdÉn'a fé ga 
gallabo. € mmo rfta jifla fue bEfm&iEtta p Dal^» 
laba por eI almirante bau i^xmX Cofcn, al preferite 
tEtiiEbo piatita t tomunicatió to la gtntE b'Ha. C 
tomo EÌ ìi& fu propria taìibab fea tontagiofo , fatil* 
mente fE le apego : i hicgo fuE faifta en !a propria 
armaba. € tomo fueffc bolenria nunra por lo^ 
EfpanoÌEé tiifta ni tonofciba aung fEntia boìorE^ p 
Dtro^ ÉfEto^ bc ia biella Enfcrmebab impania Io 
alo^ trabajo^ bla mar, a otraé caufa^ fegun g 
a taba imo le^ pareiia. % al tiempo g eì almirate 
bon j:paual toion Ilego a Cfpana Eftaua lo^ repEp 
tatgolito^ Èia tiubab be fiartElona 

See on Ruy Diaz de Isla the articles pubKshed by 
Drs. Brehm' and Gaskoin.' 

J Verhandl. der Kais. Leopold. Carol. Akad. der Natuy/orschsr, Bonn, 1 866. 4to. 
2 Medicai Times, for 1867. 


Additions. 127 

■■ '1542^ 


IK^riftopl^orusCabrera :6ur5enfif 
adlectorem ftcri bapuìTmsmini 
rtruiBtcolon icaftic!?on. 


^tforetadritórmer adulmsaqua: 


®ipl!cif docrecB tìdic modCOafc^acut^ 
addoèuirogame'^ prulabundepius» 

C3nipjimiore efte jQ^nual oc glDultos en la graciut)a6 5 
;9^e)[ico poi maoabo ótos ÌReueréoiflTmos Senoies @bif 
posala nueuaiBrpana 1^9 ru6eppcra6:encQraó^u9<Crom<i> 
bergcr.glno 61 nacim(ero è mienro feno^Jefu CI? irto ornili 
tqumictos tquaréta.® .jriij.Ovasól mes D ìDejiébic. 


128 Bibliotheca Americana. 

1540. The present is the first hook printed in America; un- 
. fortunately v^'c possess only the last two leaves. The 
recto of the first leaf coritains a series of verses, of which 
the above is a facsimile, to which must be added the 
following lines that the lack of space prevented us from 
reproducing 011 the same page: 

^t placet) 0B fega# oitine ìiif^ofitutn» 
Mt Wmxt (cane) \wcii Ignauii^ al&utl: 

^i^ Wtt at!Ui0ila^ : mittito tsefitiiam, 
M^t Mm niSil Hf5 fecerit ofcftaMtiu^, 

^ifllciie Eft pìcSri! : taittitat ^ntigta^. 
^Eb fat) l : gù me remorat] ^mM : 'm^. 

Mi fat] : t facia^ guoti pecor : atg$ uak 

The verso is in thirty-two lines, giving the most part 
of a table of errata beginning thus : 

errata tiiiae paru attera nfirEpfEre ^ppograpBa : 
ta ra riuaell&artu Retare DffenijrrB potcrat : % Etìam 
Quae iiiEruììitu at$ ll morDfum. %\sm. funt illa quttrem 
mtnutula. || 

The recto of the other leaf contaìns twenty-two Unes, 
the first seventeen of which are a continuation of the 
table of errata, and the rest comprises the above 
colophon. The verso is blank. We couid detect no 
traces of signature, pagination or water mark. 

Additions, 129 

The first erratum is as follows: 1 5 4'^* 

€n te ftguntia fas t>' te primtra ^oja en el r!gla — ■ 

. xij . ijDniJE tifsE quinto tieftE nSfice : &a ùc ùesti: . v . 

UeftE nSfirE nuEftro ^Enor. 

From which we infer that the work commenced on 
the recto of the title-page with a dedication to Charles V 
of Spain. 

The last erratum refers to "la hoja xxxvj." As the 
table shows an erratum for almost every page, if the list 
ends with the thirty-sixth leaf, the probability is that the 
work was composed of thirty-eight leaves, the last two 
for the parts above described. From the fact that the 
Tour pages stili in existence seem to belong to à leaf 
simply folded in two, we suppose that the text and title 
formed nine signatures, a — i, ali in fours. The first three 
lines of Cabrera's verses are printed in red. 

Until within a few years, these valuable fragments 
formed part of a volume, bound in valium, and preserved 
in the Biblioteca Provìncial of Toledo, under the mark 
of "3 — 35 — 4." These few leaves, known under the sup- 
posed title of the book, viz. Ma7iual de Adultos, sud- 
denly disappeared from Toledo, but were found a couple 
of years ago, by its present owner, the erudite Senor don 
Pasqual de Gayangos, on a book stali in London. But this 
time, these two precious leaves were bound by themselves 
in boards, with some blank paper, and the addition of a 
large engraved book piate, representing what seems to 
US the arms of the Duke of Sussex, with the motto: Si 
deus prò nobis , guis . contra nos., and the following 
mark: IX. E. d. 21. 

As to the writer of the above poetical effusion, he was 
apostoUcal notary, in Mexico, and certified as such, as 
early as September 1535, the document relating to the 
establishment of the bishopric of that city, the originai 
of which is now preserved in the library of Saml. L. M. 
Barlow, Esq, in the city of New York. 

1 50 Bibliotheca Americana. 

1 540. We describe infra, under the dates of 1548 and 1 549* 

- "■ — two Works of Cabrerà, where he speaks of his experience 

in New Spain,; / ~ 

Direct re/e>mces: l Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima, No. 232. 

Apunles fan una Historia de la Imfrenta en America.^ 



M.D.XXmi. SINO A'Ilquefto prefente fono 
occorfc nella Italia, nella Prouenza, nella Fran || za, 
nella Piccardia, nella Fiandra, nella Normandia, 
nel regno di Ca |1 pagna, nel regno d'Artois, nella 
Inghilterra, nella Spagna, nel || la Barbarla, nella 
Elemagna, nella Vngaria, nella Boemia, nella Pan- 
nonia, nella Germania, nella Dalmatia, nella || Ma- 
cedonia, nella Grecia, nella Morea, nella Turchia, || 
nella Perfìa, nella ìndia, & altri luoghi, cofi perii 
terra come per mare, col nome di molto huo || 
mini fcientiati. Opera Noua & no- 1| uamente con 
la fua Ta- 1| uola Campata. || Con gratie & Priui- 

In fine: 

In Venetia per Nicolo d'Arinotele detto il 
Zoppino. Con || licenza del auttore. Nel anno del 
Noftro Signore, il M.D.XL. Adi. vili, di Aprile. 

> Translation info Spanish, wìth thè Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima. 
aùdilions and fac simile, of the It is now in course of publication 3t 
chapter commencing on page 356 of Madrid. 8vo. 

Additìons. i % ì 

%* 8vo. Title one leaf + six unnumbered leaves + leaves 
numbered i — 225. 

(Munich Royal Library.) 

We suppose that, like the edition of 1545, the present 
contains the chapter Isola de Oro, which is a history of 


dottrina criftìa^ || na : cn quc cn fuma fé cóticnc 
toba la pilrinipal P neccffaria g el cnftiano bEUE 
fafiEC p oftrau p e^ hErba ll iiEra cat:]^Ei:ifm0 3ja (d^ 
abilito^ % it gan .b' tìaytisac : p jpia lo^ || nuEun^ 
fiapti3aba| nECEffaria p faliibatilt .bDCumcnta : \\ \a. 
% Il ma^ CDUÌEnE prEbfcar p bar a EntcbEC alué inbio^ : 
fin otta^ CD* Il fa^ q na tiEiiÉ nECEffibab bE faìJÈc. 3im* 
prEffa E MEjrfcD pDr||manbab0 b1 ficuErébiffima fEfiac 
^ó ftap 31ua Cumarrallga : piimEr opfen bE M.tim : 
^eI rófEJD bE fu JBagEftab. ec. || 

In fine: 

ICau^ bE0 II % 0toria p aìatìaca bE \sSs4 nro fEnoc 
pIlbE fu fiEubfta mabtE fuE imprEfa Efta bocttina 
fatgolica EH II mEpco por mababn bEl rEUErÉbiffima 
fEnar ìm\ frap 3Ina i\\ Il mariaga : priniEra nìiifpa 
ùEla nilfma ciubab : j?a' utilibab ro= H mun : EfpEcial 
bElD^ inbia^ : porquE pac Ella fcan mtgEtfsa || bo^ lo^ 
5 fE DuiEtÉ bE 6apti5ar : p EiifEnabo^ Wj. ì&aptfsaboé. || 

*t^ 4to. Sine anno, Title one leaf + seventy-five leaves divided 
into fifty-two chapters. 

(Biblioteca provincial, Toledo.) 

This curious edition contains no particular mark which 
could enable us to determine the year when it was printed. 
The fact that it was pubiished by order of Juan de 


1 ^2 Bibliotheca Americana. 

1 5 40. Zummaraga would not even fuUy authorize us to place It 
_______ previous to 1548, wljich is the year when he died, sirice 

in the Doctrina Christiana published by Juan Pablos 
in 1550', we yet see the words: "fue impressa . . . por 
madado d'I reuerend. senor dò fray Juà gummaraga." 1 
We place it under the year 1540, simply from a kind 
of resemblance between its context and that of the 
Manual de Adultos. 


POMPONII AIELAE DE 11 orbis fitu Ubri tres, 
accuratifflmeJlEMENDATI, VNA CVM COM-, 
TU CASTIGATIORI- 11 bus & multis in locis 
auctioribus factis : id quod candidus lector o-|| 
biter, & in tranfcurfu facile deprehendet, || adiecta 


•mentarijs fummatim reperita, & obiter explicatini 
quibus aefH- 1| mandis senfendisq^; doctiflìmo uiro 
loanni camerti ordinis Menfium The-l|oIogo, cum 
Ioachimo vadiano non admodum conuenitJlRirRsuM 
EPISTOLA VADIANI , AB Eo || pcnè adolefcentc ad 
Rudolphum Agricolam iuniorem fcripta, non in- 
digna lectu, nec inutilis ad || ea capienda, qux aliubi 
in Commentariis fuis libare magis, quàm longius 
explicare noluit. || PARISUS. H Apud Ioannem 
Roigny, in via ad D. lacobum, fub Bafilifco, || & 
quatuor elementis. An. M.D.XL. H 

» ICAZBALCETA, Afuiites, No. 24. , ^ " 

Addillo ns. Ì33 

*^* Fclio. Title one leaf + eight unnumbered leaves + pages I54O. 
I — 196 - thirty-six unnumbered leaves. , 

(Paris Navy Department.) 

See verso of leaf 25, in the Epistle addressed to 

127. IDEM OPUS. 
In fine: 

PARISIIS II apud Chriftianum wechelum fub 
fcuto Bafilieiifi in vico lacobaeo : || & fub Pegafo in 
vico Bellouacenfì. An. M.D.XL. 

* t 

\* Folio. In every other respect exactly like the above, except 
that the vignette on the title-page instead of representing 
a printing press and printers, represents a pegasus ón a 

(Paris Navy Department.) 


The copy of this edltion, in Mr. Maisonneuve's book- ' 
store, contains a coloured mappemonde, described in 
these words: 

"Cette carte dressée par Oronce Fine, célèbre pro- 
fesseur de Mathématiques sous Frangois I, nous donne 
à droite du lecteur le continent américain avec quelques 
légendes " Terra Avstralis recenter inuenta sed nondu 
pieni cognitay ''Brasilie regio', ''Regio Patalis", au 
dessous, une péninsule courant du Sud au Nord con- 
tenant pliisieurs noms géographiques parmi lesquels nous 
lisons C. S. Cru, Cananor, R. S. Sedasi., Mons pus- 
qualis, R. òrasil. Monte fregoso. Ce continent est 
désigné par le mot A H ME |l RI |1 CA. || A gauche du 
lecteur le groupe des Antilles avec les dénominations : 
Spaignola, Jamaica, Dominica, Granada. 

Au bas un avertissement au lecteur par Chr. Wechel 
alnsi congu : .^ . " 1 

Excvdimvs, lector studiose, ueram 81 absolutam totius 
orbis descriptionem ex optimis quibusgue et Geographis 

l34 Bibliotheca Americana. '" 

1 5 40. et Hydrographis boìi a fide comportatavi : qua adgenU' 
■ Ì7ii htcmani cordis imitation'é in plano ita exprimitur 
ut in corpore sphcsrico, uix possit absolutius. Ac cor 
sinistrum Borealis : dextrum Australis, plage sitium, 
apta lineame7ttorum proportione representat. Ex scuto 
Basiliensi M. D . XLI. 

Dans le haut de la carte les armes de Franco." 

Although this map resembles in many respects that 
which is to be found in the Paris edition of the Novus 
Orbis {B. A. V. No. 173), the above subscription shows 
that it is a later and somewhat different edition of 
Oroncius Fine s well-known homeoterical mappemonde. 

128. GALLO {ANT.) 

De Ligno Sanl|cTO non fermi- ||fcendo, Antonio 
Gallo me- Il dico autore. ||/ie?/i hi imperitos fiicatófq^ 
7nedìcos. \\ PARISKS 1| Apud Simonem Collnaeum. || 

*,* 8vo. Title one leaf + leaves numbered 2 — 116. ■ 

(Paris National Library.) 

See on recto of leaf 6 the passage commendng: 
. . na tribus ex infulis ad nos cóuehi dictitat : 

vna a diuo Dominico, altera a Sta Cruce, tema 

a diuo Ioane cognominata . . 

and on recto of leaf 2 1 : 

"necp folum in Europam, fed in Africam quo^ 
& Afiam translata est, vt ab Indis ad Hifpanos 
qui nobis importamnt fcripfit ... 

Direct refermct: LuisiNUS, A^hrodisiacas, p. 455. 

Addilions. 135' 

129. FERRI {ALPH.) I540' 

De l'adminiflra-lldon du falnct Boys, en diuerfes ' 

for-l|mes & manieres, contenues en qua 1| tre traictéz. 
Enfemble la forme||de minidrer du Vin, faict parli 
Alfonse Ferrier, Neapo-i|litain, docte medecin, || & 
premier chirurgi|len de Pape PauIel|tiers.||Traduict 
de Latin en Francoys, par mefìì-||re Nicoles Michel: 
docteur & doyen en la |1 faculté de medecine à Auec aulcunes briefues fcholies, de noulj \ 
ueau inferées, es lieux les plus difficilz. || On les 
vend a Poictiersa l'enfeignelldu PeIican.||M.D.XL.|| 

Jn fitte: ( 

Imprimé à Poictiers par khan & Engiul-||bert de 

Marnef freres : demourans à l'enUfeigne du Pelican.H 


*,* 8vo. Title one leaf + pages numbcred 2—219 + six 
leaves unnumbered for table and errata. ' 

(Private Library, New York.) 

See on page 1 1 : 

"Le boys, qui uulgairemet icft nommé fainct, 
aultrement d'Indie, eli: aporté des Ifles trouuées de 
noflre temps en l'Ocean & mer Interieure : duquel Ueu 
efl: aduenu le mar dict Francoys, auparauant en ce 
pays incó-llgneu. En ces Ifles cefluy efl freqùent...' 

On page 13: 

Noz anciens ont party la terre en trois portiós 
contenates, attribuées à chafcune certaines ifles. ' 
A prefét eft inuentce la quatriefme nomèe du nom 
de l'inuéteur Amerique, plus ampie en latitude que 
l'Europe, de fa longitude n'en apparoifl: par Cartes,' 
ne par ceulx qu'ay interrogé, & des plus doctes,^à 
la quelle font proches les ifles Efpaignole, Ifabelle, 

i$6 Bibliotheca Americana, 

1540. Sainct lean & aiiltres plus proches, que l'Indie : car 
^'■•'' ■ fi l'Amerique efl ioincte à l'Indie fuperieure, rie 
on n'en fcait, car Ptolemée n'a congneu cette partie 
d'Orient : mais feuUemet iufques à 1 80 degrez, ou 
à cóftituté la terre habitable d'Orient & Gccident 
les ifles fortunées, parquoy ce mal n'auoyr efté 
apporre de ces pais en Italie par Efpaignolz a ce 
contreuenant le temps que Chriftophle Coulombe 
feit uoHle . . ." 

In the originai Latin edition of 1537, the words 
"America" and "Christophle Coulombe" do not occur. 


^rimerà patte bc la^ difeccncia^ Ije \Mo^ que 
ap Eli Eli uniljEtfo Cotiginal, natiural, racianal e 

In fine: 

fc fmjjreffa la ptefcnte oì&ta eh (a H imperiai 
riubab iJE ColEbo en cafa de Sua dE $llpala;|| 
$lIcaì&Dfe a . xxviij . dia^ del me^ de ifetìrero. %m 11 
te niiì X QuinietD^ x ijuareta ano^.ll 

*,* 4to. Title and preliminary leaves — (?) Text two hundred 
and forty numbered leaves. 

(Private Library, Madrid ) 

♦ 1^0 Prette 3loam ba^ inbia^||)t>et« %* Folio. Sine loco {seei Lisbon, 

tabeta infoniiafam tia^ teresa ta wìthtypesandwoodcutbrougbt 

Prette II 3Ioam tcgunijo bio : cftteueo from Paris). Tìtle one leaf + 

Bo pabrc Jrtancitco 3!Iitacc3 tapenó bel one preliminary leaf -j- leaves 

Jttep «otto II fcilBi";. Slsoca noiiamcte numbered l — 136-}- five leaves 

impcctto par manbabo bn bito IcnBoc for table -^ one leaf for marie 

tm tata bc Xuljì || msbri0iic5 Ilutciro of LVDVVICVS ROBVRICL 

6e tua aItCSn. Il (Private Library, New York.) 

j„ j; ,. An extremely rare, valuable and 

^ ' beautiful hook, but which does not 

. . . SOfatjoufc no . anno ba enfac» allude either incidentally or otherwise 

na(am |l bc notCo tfiot Stcfu Cfiritto to America. The first volume of Ra- 

a jo^lISlintt bOH^ binf< be CntuCcoH muiio contains a translation both of 

be inll : julnljentog ?||-flllintnta an«|| the journey and of the "Preguntas" of 

no^ il ' tbe Arclibishop of Braga, 

Acidùìans. 137 

We borrow the title from Brunet and the colophon 1540. 
from a copy which lacks the preh'minary leaves. Vv/^e ., 
have never seen the hook, and insert it supposing that 
it contains the passàge which we found in the chapter 
De la divisioii de la iierra, on leaf 58 of the edition of 1 
1546 {infra. No. 156), and in that of Alonzo Gomez ;' 
Madrid (1569, 4to), commencing thus: ' 

ICo^ antigua^ particron la ticrra cn trc^ partc^... ' 
5Cara cn nuefttD^ ttcmyD^ fc fia BallaìiD la marta 
que al principia it \ài^ 5Cmcrica hd noinùre ùe 
écfpucia ^tmerico que la bcfaifirio . . . 

' "Vanegas flourished about 1531 — 45'. . . His treatise 
is written in a good style, though not without conceits 
of thought and conceited phrases. But it is not, as 
its title might seem to imply, criticism on books and 
authors, but the opinion of Vanegàs himself, how we 
should study the great books of God, nature, man, and 



"Pragmaticas de Ramirez. 

Valladolid por Juan de Villequiran." 


132. MEXIA {FEDRO). 

aCffira llamaìs0 filrnia &' totìa 
toia ijirfgit50iia la ^* C C MI 
ùì €mpEiiraìi0r p rep itm fenar 

« Antonio, Bibliotkeca Hispana 2 UisCofy of Spanish Liierature 
Nova, Voi. I, p. 8, who quotes Garcia Voi. n, p. 13. 
y Matamoros and Sepulveda. 3 Elo^o ds la Rana isaitl, p, 815. 


138 Bibliotheca- Americana. 

'^^''•. tali Cai1o^ pinta btfle nomufirt 
C0piit|l0 p0r un ramalte0 U 
M>tUM llamaiita ftm Mt%l^. 

dPn pi rif II ^ "i^ni^i^^ ^^ O^tua^ Cn guarbac 
^11 U ^l II gci-tig j„ ic^ Il prapofito^, fé 

tuatan par fapitulo^ niutìja^ p 11 mup Wuerfa^ 
matctia^,. giftoria^, cjccmplo^ Il p ^ucftionc^ ìxz balia 

^ M.D.XL t^ii 

. Colophon: 

^ca gratta^. Il fue imprfmf&a ci ptcfciite lifiro cn 
ìa raup RoMe p wup kai riubab ìtcH^Euina poc 
i^omiinra ùe iSoBcrti^ imprcffor, ran ìiccnda p fatui 11 
tati bc ìd^ mun rEucrEnbo^ fcnavE^ ci fciiai: licedaba 
bd 031'ro II ingin'fibai* apoftolica p tanamga p ci fciiDC 
ìkcciabo irE^HInnn0 pKDuifor gciiEral p canom'ita 
ù'fta ììkìi^ dubab 11 aolcnba fiba EjcarainabD poc fu 
CDmiffiau p raà 11 babà : por ìa^ miip rcucrEnbo^ 
pabUEjì 11 ^EC 11 tar p coIcgialÉ^ bEl coiegia bc faiicto |! 
^gonia^ bc la orbe bc fanto ^oHInrlngu bE fa 
iiitga riiibab. acàllfiaffe cn eI mtf b'3IuIiallbE mil 
p ^ulniEntolJl p IcEiita gfip^. @ ® © 11 

*,* Folio. Title one ìeaf + seven unnumbered leaves + leaves 
numbered i— cx^xvj. Black létter. 

(Priyatg library, SeviUe.) 

Additions. 130 

First editìoa , 1540- 

The His torta imperiai y cesarea, of the same author ■■ ■■■" 

(Sevilla 1547, fol.) contains on fol. ccccxnj, a mere 

reference to thcidiscovery of America. / 

133. IDEM OPUS. ^ 

rèflua isE barfa \t- w rion topEfla 
por 11 pn oTanalfóni te n <^EUffIa 
Ifamatm \\ fero JStjria ftgii^ n ba 

iit3 3mpìxffa p 11 aiiaìil&a p0r d \\ 

mifmo aiittorji^ mdxl f^n 

Colophon'. ' 

([ l^ue im|ireff0 e! ptBfBìite Jito bh la 

taCsp tie 3!ua CrofiBr* Il gcc : mn Ilcencfa ; 

. • . . . SCfia tre miìì p 11 5[utniEn£0^ 9 igiuarentall 
SUL xnj. trfa^ ti' Il tiesfeì&ì^E. 11 

%* Folio. Title one leaf + seven unnumbered leaves + leavea 
numbered i — cxlj. Black letter. The title is withia aaj 
eng^aved bordar. 

i (Private library, Seville.) 

Both of these editions are extremely rare, and uaknowiì 
to bibliographers, but we are unable to state whether they 
contain in the chapter "Coloquio del sol" the passage 
whicb, in the edition of 1547, refers to Mageilar.. 

I4O Biòliotheca Americana, 

^541- ^ 134. ANONYMOUS. 

== c lìElarion btl efpan || tafilE terremoto que agora 
nueuamente II 6a acomcfrido en la^ pnbia^ enlltina 
rifabab Hamaba o^uatfnia || la e^ cofa be grabe abmf || 
rarion p be granbe || E):empfa paraHque tobo^ no^ 
emébemo^ be nueftro^ || pcccabo^ p eftcmo^ aprerdóf^» 
bo^ para || Qiianbo bio^ fuerere (sic) feruibo || be no^ 
Hantar. Il © || 

/» fine: 

Suan ìSobrigues efcriuano. li 

%* 4to. Sine anno aut loco, four leaves, verso of the last blank. 

(Private Library, Madrid.) 

Spanish reprint- of the Mexican edition {B. A. V. 
No. 2 34). It commences in these words : 

^afeftaba a Wi be <^etiem&re tf || m\ p quinicn* 
vs^ p Qiiarciua plIUn ana^ a tio^ ora^ ti' la 
nocge .... 


OPVM SVB IMPERIO PRE- || ciofi Ioannis 
(quem, vuigò PRESbyterum Ioaii- || nem vocant) 
degentium, vnà cum enarratione || confederationis 
ac amicitiae Inter ipfos AEthiopum Imperatores, 
& Re-||ges Lufltanise inirae, Damiano à Goes Equice 

Lu II Titano autore ac|| interprete. |1 PARISIIS.H 

Apud Chriftianum Wechelum fub fcuto Bafi- 1| 
lienfi, in vico lacobaeo : & fub Pegafo in v^ice || 

%• 8vo. Title one leaf + ninety-five pages. 

(Paris National Library.) 

See page 8. 

Addiiions. 14! 

136. BOEMUS {JOANNES). ^54^- 

Omnium Gentivm Mores, leges, & Ritus ex •=== 
multis clariffiniis reru fcriptoribus, à joanne boemo 

Aubano nuper collecti, & nouiffimè 

recogniti. Accefììt libellus de Regionibus Sep- 
rentrionalibus, earumq Genrium ritibus, veterum 
Scriptorum feculi fere incognitis, ex jacobo zieg- 
LERO Geographo. Praetera, Epiftola maximiliani 
TRANSYLVANi lectu pcrquam iucunda, ad R. Card. 
Salzburgen. de molvccis insvlis, & aliis pluribus 
mirandis. Antuerpiae, In aedibus Ivan. Steelfi, 1 542. 

*,* 8vo. Title one leaf + one hundred and twenty two leaves. 
De regionibus Septentricmalibìjs fourteen unnumbered leaves, 
De Moluccis twenty-four unnumbered leaves + four leaves 
for index, printer's mark on verso of the lasL 

(Private library Broolclyn-f 

This work was first published m 1520 {August. 
Vindelìc. fol.), and frequendy reprinted. In the editions 
of Venice 1560, 1564 and 1566, we find a fourth part, 
relating to America, which was vvritten by Gieronimo 
Giglio ; but it is only in the present that has been added 
the epistle of Maximilianus Transylvanus which describes 
the voyage of Magellan. {B. A. V. No. 122), ," 

137. DIAZ DE ySLA {RUVj: ' " '! 

'^TrattaùD ttattiaùo fnicto be to&o# Id^k 
antD^ fsicj : contrael mal Serpentina. 
J^enibo be la pfla Cftanala. ii éccfio ^ 
Dtbenabo en el granbe p faniofa ^ofipital 
be tobo^ Il lo^ fancto^ be la injigne gì miip 

i42 ' Èibliotheca Amerùanà. 

namfeaba ciutiabiitie Wxihx^. ^^tt\ miijr 
famofD maEftr0 ii liup tiias ùe pfla, ii !^e5in0 
ùe la II nomì&ratia p gran ciu ii bab tie ^e^ 

; Colophon: > 

^ , . » atafinfe la prefente ol&ra m ^euilla* 
H^ Qual fé impi1mi0 a cofta M autor 
tirila, f or ^nbrr^ tir ^urgo^, ltr5ino 
tir feanatia rjtantr rn ^ruilla. gim- 
prrffor tir liì&rD^ a brente e ocjo tiia# uri 
mr^ tir ^^ouirmftrr tir mil i gulnirnto^ 
^ quarrnta p tio# ano^Ji 

%* Folio. Title (engraved) one leaf + eighty-one numbered 
leaves + two unnumbered leaves. Black letter, printed on 
two columns. 

(Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid.) 

See supra No. 122. 
138. IDEM OPUS. 

"Tratado coiitra las buhas^ Jìve Fnito de Todos 
SantoSy Antidoto eficaz co?itra el ?nal Frames 
halkdo, y difpuefto eii el Hofpital de Todos Santos 
de Li/boa. Ad Joannem III. Portugalliae Regem. 
Hifpali apud Dominicum Roberti, in folio 1542." 

> Biì>lh(. Hisf. Nova. Voi. il, p. 264. 

Additions. 143 

139. GLARÈANUS. {H. L.) 1542. 

unus ah ipfo aitthore iafn no-\\uiffi?ne recognitus.\\ 
PARISnS II -^pwi Guiliehnum Rikart, in pingui 
Gallina. \\ 1542.II 

In fine: 


%* 4to. Title one leaf 4- thirty-five leaves. On the title page, 
woodcut of a chanticleer within a ring. Large folded map: 


Io. Lodoicum Guiliemum Richard 1542", with the word 
America inscribed. This map is to be found likewise in the 
edition of 1572, butwith the names of Marnef and Cavellat 

(Ste. Genevieve Library, Paris.) 



Maximi chirurgi pri-|| marii, de Ugni 'fancti mul-|| 
tiplici medicina, &||vini exhibitione, || libri qna-|| 
tuor. Il Quibus nunc primum additus eft Hie- || 
ronymi Fracaftorii Syphilis, fine mor- 1| bus Gal- 
licus. Il Indice rerum precipue obferuandarù 
adiecto. Il Omnia Viuantium Gautherot fub inter-]| 
fignio fancti Martini, in via lacobaea. || Cum 1542.11^ 

%* i6roo. Title one leaf + pages 2 — 201 + seventeen un- 
• nurabered pages + twenty seven unnumbered leaves for 
Fracastor's poeip. 

(Paris National Library.) 


144 ' Bibliotheca Americana. 

'1542. 141. GOES {DAM. A). 

LVSITANÌ 11 ^ Il LO VANE i| Excudebat Rut- 
gerus Refcius Anno||M.D.XLIL|i 

•*• 4to. Title one leaf + twenty-nine unnumbered leaves. 

(Private Liibrary, Brooklyn.) 

This, which is a defence of Spain against the attacks 
of Munster,' contains on page 187 several slight 
references to the New World. 

142. MA un OL YCUS {FEANCIS). 

COSAÌOGRA.PHIA il FRANCisci mavrolyci mes- 1| 

^^3* sANENsis s!CVLi,i|in tres dialogos difHncta : in qvibus 

de forma, |1 iìtu, numero(p tam ccelorum q ele- 

- mento- 1| rum, alijfc^ rebus ad agronomica || rudi- 

menta fpectantibus fa- || tis difleritur. || ad reve- 


' m.d.xx:d(ui.1| 

i Colophon : 

'' Completum opus MefTanx in fretoiìculo diell 
louis. XXI. Octobris . vu ij . indictionis || anno falutis. 
M . D . XXXV. quo II die Carolus . V. Caefar ab |1 africana 

expeditione 1| reuerfus Meflaijnam ve- 11 nit || '. 

. . . . Venetijs apud haeredes Lucse' antonij luntae 
Fiorentini || menfe lanuario. H anno . M . D . XLIII. !' 

%* 4to. Title one leaf + three unnumbered leaves + leaves 
^numbered i — 103. Printer's mark on verso of the last 
(Library of the Department of Public Tt^orks, Madrid.) 

> ClsUENT, Bibllothifue Curieuse, Voi. tu. 

Additions. US 

See recto of leaf 1 6, verso of leaf 1 8, verso of leaf %^, 1543' 
and recto of leaf 6 1 . _ : — 

Francesco MauroHco was born at Messina in Sicily, 
September i6th 1494,' and died July 2ith 1575. He 
was the greatest geometrician of his times.' 

143. SOLINUS. 

C. Jvlii Solini polyhiftor, rerum toto orbe 
memorabilium thefaurus locupletiffimus. & sic ob 
argvmenti fimilitvdinem Pomponii Melse de fitv 
orbis libros tres, fide diligentiaque fumma denuó 
iam recognitos adiunximus. His accefTerunt praeter 
priora fcholia et tabulas geographicas permultas, 
PETRi quo(p OLivARii Valentiiii, uiri in Geographia 
excellenter docti, annotationes, quibus et loci non 
pauci, à plerisqj parum hactenus intellecti, dilucidò 
illufliantur, et uetuftis locorum appellationibus 
recentiora figillatim nomina fubjiciuntur. Bafilea^ 
apvd Mich. I/ìngrijiivin, 1543. 

%* Folio. Title one leaf + eight unnurnbered leaves + 230 pp. 
+ one leaf with printer's mark. Two maps and several 
woodcuts. In one of the maps America is simply designated 
as Terra incognita. 

(Mr. Maisonneuve's Bookstore, Paris.) 

144. GOES {DAMIAN A). 1544- 

ligio, morefc^ Aethiopum. Il .... . 

« Maurouco (Fr.) Vita del Mate s NiCERON, Mimoires, Voi. xxxvri. 
id Parto D. Francesco MauroHco. Mes- Montucla, Histoirt dts Mathima- 
eioa, 1613, 4to, ii^uet. 


I4Ó Bibliotheca Americana, 

1544. Infine; 

=:=;==:r= LO VANII ll *|I.^ off,cÌ7M RuìgsTÌ Refcijy Amo 
ij;^^.. Menji Decefnb. 

*,* 4to. Title one leaf + onc hundred and thirty-three un- 
Tiumbered leaves. 

(Puis Matioul Librujr.) 

See the verso of the sixth leaf. 


DE ORBIS TERllrae concordia Librili Quatuor, 

MVLTiivGA eruditione||ac pietate referti, qvibus, uel 

accomodativs perturbato rerum || ftatu uel utUius, 

' uel accomodativs potuifTe in || publicum edi, quiuis 

sequus le- || ctor iudicabit. || gvlielmo postello 


! Lutetiana profefTore regio, || authore. || . . • Cum 
Casi! Maieii. & ChriiKanilT Galliarum re H gis pri- 
uilegijs ad quinquennium. |1 

%* Folio. Sine anno aut loco {sed BasiUm, circa ann. 1544). Title 
one leaf + three unnumbered leaves -h pages i — 447, the 
last enoneously numbered 427. 
ì- (Paris National Library.) 

See in Lib. irt, page 350, the passage beginning thus: 
"Certe in America cuilibet . . ." 

' The present is the most valuable of Postel's works. It 
is an eloquent attempi at placing the entire world within 
the pale of the Catholic religion. 

The Paris edition (Gromorsus, 1543, 8vo) does not 
contain the above passage. , - 

y - - "■ . ■ 

146. MAFPEI DE VOLTERRA. ;'544- 


phaelis Volaterlirani, octo & triginta libri, || accu- /" 
rarìus quam antehac excufi, cum dupli- Ilei eonin-' 
dem indice fecundum || Tomos collecto. || Icem 
Oeconomioim Xenophontis, ab eodem Latio 
donatus. || basileae mdxliiu. || 

In fine: 



%• Folio. Title one leaf + twenty-one unnumbered leaves 4- 

leaves numbered i — 468. 
..■ , (Municb Royal Library.) 

Direct rtjeretut: BMiclktca Americana Vetustissima, No. 257. 

■■ ■-:. ^ '■■: ■ ■ ■ ' ' ''" \ 


CVM QVI- Il bufdam Geametria .ac Afiro \\ nojnia ' 
principijs, ad ea?n re?n || neceffarijs. || Colmile fLeredes . 
Gy?nnici exmde\\bant, Anno. M.D.XLIULW 

%* 4to. Title one leaf + two and one half unnurabered leaves 
(for Dryander's dedicatory epistle) + twenty-eight un- 
numbered leaves. 

< Vienna Imperiai Library.) 

See on the recto of the last leaf the chapter ; America 

148 Bibliotheca Americana. 

\ 5 44. Jóchef rnentions two John Dryanders. We suppose 

■ that the present is the Dryander, otherwise called Eych- 

mann, who was bom at Marpurg, and wrote the preface 

to the Frankfort edition of Hans Staden , Warhafftig 


148. BIONDIO {M. A.) 

"De los vientos, i Navegacion, en Latin, im- 
prefTo 1544. 4^0" 



===== ^ SPHER A DEL % \\ MVNDO ll 

Recto of the secami !eaf: 


bitìone^. ^gora ntiElluamentE ttaijusiìia he ICatìn 
tw. Icn 11 0ua CafteHanà jj^oc eI ^acfiiller || hieronymo 
DE CHAvEs: II el qua! ana&fa mucfia^ fi0uta^ Il taftla^, 
p clara^ &'mDnftra ti tìoneiS : junctamcntE 11 w bno^ 
fireuE^ Il ^fgDlio^/llnECEllffariD^ a mallpnr illucitiation, 
orna 11 to p pErfEctiT. ù'I bkgo tractabo. Il ^ Vìnus 
fine aduerfario marcefcit ^ \\ ^ con privilegio im- 

/« ^ne: 

^euina^ en tafap! be 3!uan be ICeon, 1545. 

*»* 4to. Title one leaf + one hundrcd and eight numbered 

leaves. Black lettor. 

"On folio 27 there Is a diagram in proof of the 
rotundity of the earth, which contains a small map of 

« Efiteme, Voi. ii, col. 1170. 

Àddìhons. t4^ 

America, in which the southern continent is more clearly 1545. 

and better drawn than the northern. This is of course 

the work of Chaves, whose large map of the New World 
is said to have never yet been printed.'" 



"Enchiridion de los tiempos. Salamanca. 1 545, 


As this is the last edition which was published in 
Venero's life-time, we suppose that it contains the passage 
which we quote in describing the edition of 1549. Yet 
we must state that the edition given by Nucio at Ant- 
werp in 1551, does not contain it. 


"Pragmaticas de Ramirez. Toledo por Hernando 
de Santa Catalina in 1545.'' 



ber 3Durd) li ^ebajlianum mun|lcnim li in 
tt)old>er bcgriffen. il 2tUcr voX^w ^tn\&)<x^' 
tcn/ jiè^tettcn/ il vnO naml?afftigev flecfetv \)bx' 

* Vhistoirt de la || Terrt nevve dv^ the lower is inscribed PERV. On 

Ptrù Paris, PIERRE Gaultier, each side are two long inscriptions 

1J45, 8vo. Dedicated to "A. de M. within a frame, but without date or 

C. & G. M, de F." by 1. G. (Jacques name. 

GOHOKRY), — B. A. V. No. 264. I ^'Tabulai diias Geographicas con- 

The copy in the Paris National fecit, alterara Hispalensis territorii, 

Libraiy contains a map which is qus in Theatro visitur Abrahami Or- 

about five tinies the size of the book, telili ■& aliorum, alteram Americhe, 

and is divided into two transversai quam non edidil." Antonio, Bibliot. 

sections, very delicately engraved, Hisfana Nova, I, 572. 

with a sniall spirited etchinginCallot'i ^ Bibliotheca occidentalis. No. 170. 

ttyle, bearing the inscription : La 3 Scriflor. ordìn. Predicai. Voi. II, 

dtffaictt de Atabalipa. The upper part p. 122. 

of the map represents the Isthmus, 4 Elogio, page 215. 

i 50 Bibliotheca Americana. 

1545. fomen x li ^itttxv gebreùc^/ orbnung/ glauberv 
. fcctcn/ xjn ^an-lltterung/ burc^ bie g^^nt^e tuclt/ 

t)nb fur- li nemlid) Ceùtfc^cr nattom il tDoa 
aud> befunbcre xxk icbem lanbt gcfixnbcn/ 11 
x)nt> barin befc^el)en fey. ^lUc^ mtt jiguren 
t>nb fd)ó-iitien (anbttafeln crfl^rt/ vn fur, 
aucje ffejlclit. li XOtiux t|t bifc Cofmograpljei _ 
burd) gcmclten ^eba(^. munjI.||aUentl)albcn ! 
fa|I- feer gemeret x?nb gebeflert/ auc^ mit 
dm 5Ù0C' Il Cegtcn Ucgtjicr vii brcùd)lid>ei: 
0emad)t il (5emicft 5U Bafel burc^ ^en* 
ric^um 11 Petri* 2(nno M.D.XLV.y 

*'^* Title one leaf + thirteen unnumbered leaves + leaves 
numbered i — Dcccxviij + twenty-eight maps. 
, (Munich Royal Library.) 

153- GUAZZO {MARCO). ^ 

DI MEMORIA QVAL DEL || Anno m.d.xxiiiiJ 
Sino quello prefente fono occorfe || nella Italia;' 
nella, Prouenza, nella, Pranza, nella, Picardia,!!' 
nella, Fiandra, nella, Normandia, nel regno di 
Capagna, || nel contado d'Artois, nella Inghilterra, 
nella Spagna || nella Barbarla, nella Elemagna, nella 
Vngaria II nella Boemia, nella Paiionia, nella Ger- 
mania, Il nella Dalmatia, nella Macedonia, nella il 
Alorea, nella Turchia, nella Perfia, || nella india, 
ET ALTRI LVOGHi, || col nomc di molti huomini 
fcientiati, Noua|| mente con la giunta & la Tauol^f)' 
riftampate & corrette. 1| con gratia et privilegioUj 


Additions. 151 

Infine: 1545. 


*■* i2mo. Title one leaf + seven unnumbered leaves + fóur 
hundred and eight numbered leaves. Woodcut of a panoply 
on the title page, 

(Nice City Library.) 

See on leaf 167, in the chapter Isola de Oro, the 
history of Pizarro. Marco Guazzo, also called Mantovano, 
was born at Padua towards the dose of the fifteenth 
century, and died in 1556. He is said to have been a 
soldier, and wrote a number of poetical works.' 



compilades per Io pru H dentiffimo mofTen lau jj 
me Ferrer de H Blanes. || (Woodcut) 'M.D.XLV. \\ 

Redo of tilt second leaf: 


principals del preclariffim Theo||lechy ditii. Poeta 

, Dat Fioriti de molta vtiliUtat y falut p alafaias: 

cópilades y expofades p H lo saui e Catholic ChreiHa 

mode laume Ferrer H de Blanes : dirigides p fon 

I Apost. Zeko in FoNTANiNi, Voi. ti, p, 229. 

152 Bibliotheca Americana. _ , 

1545- criat Raphael Fer || rer Coli ala molt illuftre y 
== deuotiffima feny || ora dona Hippolita de Livri y 
de Requefens 11 ComtefTa de Palmos. 

In fine: 

fetes y or |1 denades perlo molt faui e 

Catolich Chrif II tia mofTen laume Ferrer mercador 
naturaJ de la |1 Parrochia de videres del Bif bat de 
GerÓa e |1 domiciliat en la vila de Blanes : Cópilat 
per II fo criat Raphel Ferrer coli : Eftampat en la 
in II figne Ciutat de Barcelona per Carles amoros 1| 
Procufal .a xix . dies del Mes de Defembre || Any 
de. M.D.xxxxv. Il 

*»* Small 8vo. Title one leaf + sixty-three unnumbered leaves. 

(Private Library, Barcelona.) 

See the Letrafeta ah molt catholichs Reis de Espanya 
Don Ferrando y Dona Isabel per mossen Jaume Ferrer 
acerca lo compartiment que sas reals Altezas feren ab 
lo Rey de Portugal en lo mar Ocèano. 

It is supposed that the "mapa-mundi en pergamino 
y pintado," mentioned by Clemencin in his catalogue of 
queen Isabella's library, was the map sent her by Ferrer, 
and described in his epistle. 

It is a collection of several treatises, one of which is a 
"molt gentil deseriptio de pedras fines'.* 

DirKt refercnces: 

' Roic, Reiumen de leu grandaas de Cerona, Barcelona, 
1678, fol., p. 502. I 

Amat, Diccion. de Esiritores Calalanes, Barcel. 1836, 4(0, 
p. 240. • , 

Navarette, Disert. s. la Nistoria de la Nautica, p. Ito, 
Bibliotheca Amtricana Vetustittima, No. 261, 

Additions. tH 

155. PTOLEMY. K4r 




Verso of page 1 95 • 


* * 

Folio. Title one leaf + three unnumb'ered leaves + sixteen 
unnumbered leaves for index + one blank + one hundred 
and fifty-five numbered pages + thirty-five pages for ap- 
pendice + seventecn unnumbered leaves. Fifty-four doublé 
maps, one of v/hich bears the title of : TYPVS VNIVER- 
the verso of the title largt woodcut of Sebastian Munster 
taking the altitude of the moon with a sextant. 

(Bologna University Library. ) 

1 5 6.- VENEGAS (ALEX/O). Under a Jarge woodcut: 

d f rilutta piatte tie la^ ùifemia^ ìie \\a\ 1546. 

l&ni^ \ agi mi bnttrerfe. ^eriaraba^ par ci matftra ^'"''"'''''"^^ 
Stl^a jHenega^ Il ^frigiba al tEUctÉbiffiniD fEnoc el 
tJOCtnt ^ua ^Etnaì bias b'UCucDll^òi^pn b'CalaSDtra: 
p ù'I t0fEJ0 b'fu. M,it, J>u patrona p. ^. 154 5. Il 
allora nuEuammtE Emcnbaùa p carrEgiba porsi milma 
autor. Il C ICo^ Iftìro^ que Efta primera parte ton* 
tiEHE fon quatto, il C ۓ primcro <^rigmal bE la 
cócorWa bc la prEbEftinario p bel liiirE aluEbrlo. C €! 
fegubo JiSatural bE la pf)tIafopf|ia bEto munbo tiifi 1| 
ftlE. CCI tErcero Sarional bì officio p hfo bE la 
tason. C €1 quarto || JJeuEÌaba bE la autoribab p 
finuEsa bE la fagraba 

20 . 

' 1 54 Bibliotheca -Americana. 

1546. ■• Colophon: ' ^ 

■ ([ f ue ImprEffa ìa prefente olòm tn laii 

impanai ciubab bc Colebo eh cafa bc 3ìua bE 5llpala.|| 
SCcatiafc a quatta bla^ bc Cncro. 5l!na ùe milHp 
Quiniento,^ ji guatEiita p fEji^.|| 

%* 4to. Title one leaf + seven unnumbered leaves + leavcs 

numbered i — ccxxiiij. Black letter. ,.,- 

' (Private Library, New York.) 

À- ■'■■ K 

The work, accordfng to the prefatory epìstles, was 

composed as early as November 1539. 

See on fol. Iviij, the chapter: De la diuision de la 
tierra, and fol. Ixij: De la traqa de Ptolomeo. 



CON MOLTE COSE NOVAllmente giunte in 
più luoghi de l'opc- Il ra, & nel fine, che ne l'altre 
nonjlerano nouamente & con || diligenza riflampate.jl 
In Vinegia Appreflò Gabriel || Giolito de Ferrari, jl 


*,* i2mo. Title one leaf + seven unnumbered leaves + leaves 
numbered i — 375. 

JParis National Library.) 

See verso of leaf 142 for a history of Pizarro. 

Additìons. Ì55 


o^&raé g jTranrifca || Ccruantc»» bc ^alasac ^a "^^^ 
fictljo, llgloffabD, p trabu^ibo. || 1f Xa primera c^ 
lin dialoga be la bignibab || bel j^amftrc banbc por 
mancua be bifputa fc || trata bc la^ gtabcsa^ p 
marauinajS qiic ap||cn d (JDÒrE, p par d tatraria 
bc file traùajaé II p niifcriajJ, comÉcaba por d madtra 
aglina, Il p acatjaba par frarifca CcruatEjS bc fala5ar.ll 
C ICa fc0uiiba z^ d ^Cppalona be la ociafi^ || bab p 
d traùaJD intitulaba ITaùricia j|par=iltimbo, boiibc 
fc trata con niarauiilofa eftilo || bElojS granbc^ inalcé 
\it la Dciafibab, p par 11 d contraria be lo^ prouccDa?? 
p fiiciic^ bd II traljaja, Compucfto par d Jpratanotariall 
'Cup^ó JScjria glofabo p maralisabo por frali afta 
ai:Eruante«S bc J»ala3ar.|| G Xa tcrccra cjSIa intrabiirion 
p canìina palira la fafiibiiria bobe fc bcclara qiic cafa 
fca, Il p fc pancn granbcé aiiifo^ para la Uiba f|U II 
malia, compucfta cn latin por d iii^lxx. baHli*an,| 
Xup^ bincij ìjiidta cn Caftdlana, mnlInnicOa^ abi=' 
tionc^ quE al propofìto ^asfanllpor franrifco Ccruantc^ 
bE ^alasar. ||C Con priudEglo. Il 

In fine: • 

.... Smprimiaffc t\\ Sditala be J^cnarc^ Il eh cafa 
bE 3iua bE 125rocar, rn eI || ano bE nia faluatic bc 
milllp quinicto^, p qnarcn|lta p fcp^ ana?,|lEn d mc^ 
bE II J^lapa. Il 

%* 4to. Title one leaf + thirteen unnumbered leaves + leaves 
numbered 1— Ixxx + one leaf for title oi IntrodudÒ + one 
unnumbered leaf + leaves numbered in — Imi + one un- 
numbered leaf + one leaf for title of the Appologo + teti 
unnumbered leaves + one blank + leaves numbered . 
1 — Ixix -(- one leaf for the marie of Juan de Brocar ^ 

(Privale Library, New Yoik.J 

15Ó Bibliotheca Americana. 

1546. The present is a coUection of three different works,' 
- each with a different pagination and colophon, but ali 

printed by the same band and within one month of each 
other. Although extremely valuableas one of theSpanish 
classics, it is interesting te American collectors chiefly 
on account of the long Epistola al muy illustre sehor 
dò Hernando Cortes Marques del valle descùbridor y 
conquistador de la nuetia Espana, which opens the Dia- ' 
logo de la Dignidad del Hombre. \ 

The originai edition is so scarce that a new one which ' 
is about to be published in Mexico, was prepared from 
the reprint of 1772 (IVIadrid, Fr. Cerda y Rico, 4to). | 

Francisco Cervantes de Salazar is supposed to bave 
been born in the city of Toledo towards the year 1521.' 
He spent bis youth in Flanders, became a doctor in \ 
theology, the disciple of Vives and Vanegas, and taught 
rhetoric in Alcala. In 1550 he removed to Mexico,' and 
was made rector of the University of that city. The , 
year of his death is unknown, but it must be posterior • 
to 1568, as we know of an episde' addressed by him to 
Martin Enriquez as Vice-Roy of New Spain, an office ; 
which the latter filled only from 1568 to 1580. | 

Cervantes de Salazar wrote, while in New Spain, a ' 
Cronica de las Indias, now lost ; a kind of oratiori on the 
obsequies of Charles V,^ three dialogues,* which Sefior 
Icazbalceta says deserve to be reprinted,' and a work 
on his former master* which, although written in Spain, 
was published in Mexico. Herrera who calls him' "Varon 
diligente y erudito," made use of certain Memorias 
written by Cervantes, but which seem to bave dis-^ 

' AlaMan, Disertaeiones, Mexico, 4 B. A. V., page 211, note 81. 
1844 —9, 410. 5 Dtccionario, art. Cervantes. 

3^ B. A. y., page 435. 6 Commentar, in Ludov. Viva, 

j Tumulo Imperiai, Mexico, Espi- Mexico, Juan Pablos, ISS4> 4'°. 
noia, 1560. 7 Decad. VI, lib. 3. cap. 19. 

Additions. 157 


Cancionero Spiritual, en que fé contienen obras ^^^^"^^ 
muy provechofas y ediiìcantes, en particular unas 
coplas muy devotas en loor de nuefìro Senor 
Jefucriilo y de la facratifima Virgen Maria, fu 
madre; con una farfa intitulada, &c.; compuefto 
por el reverendo padre Las Cafas, indigno religiofo, 
&c. ; dedieado al Illmo. Seiior D. Fr. de Cumarraga, 
primero obifpo de la gran cibdad de Temixtitlan. 
Mexico, por Juan Pablos Lombardo, i 546. 

We borrow this title from Messrs. Pasqua! de Gayangos 
and Enrique de Vedia's Spanish translation of Ticknor's 
History of Spanish lìteratureJ- 

160. FERRI {ALPE) 

De l'Admini || stration dv sainct || Boys, en 
diuerfes formes & manie- ||res contenues en quatre 
traictés. H Enfemble la forme de miniftrer du || vin, 
faict par alphonse fer || rier, NeapoKtain, docte 
Mede 11 cin, & premier Chinirgien de Pape Pavle 
tiers. Il Traduit de Latin e?i Francoys, par MeJ]ìre\\ 
Nicolas Michel: docteur en la fa-\\ culté de ?ne decine 
de Poictiers \\ ^ Auec aucunes briefues Scholies, 
de noullueau inferees, es lieux les plus difficils,]) 
non encore imprimees. || ^ Auec Priuilege du 
Roy. Il On les vend a Poicriers a l'enfeigne du 
Pelican. Il M.D. 

» Madrid, «854, 8vo, Voi. ni, p. 519. 

158 Biblìolheca Amencana. 

1546. Infine: 

== Imprimé a Poictiers, par lehan & || Enguilbert 
de Marnef , freres : || demeuraiis a l'enfeigne du 

*,* i6mo. Title one leaf + pages numbered 2 — 495 + seven 
unnumbered leaves. 

(Paris National Library.) 


161. MEXIA {FEDRO). 

^ Con prfuikig[f0 
Coloquios II 

, 55iala3o^^ niieiiamcntc cd II pucfto^é por ri Ma0nlfico|l 
.CmiallEra JpcrD JScj:ia/ |UllE5tna ^c ^cuilla m lo^^ll 
qualcjì fc bifpiitan p trata || tiarfajJ y biucrfa^ ccfa^ 
ìfllmucga Erubfrion p bactriUna. ^ou bcblcaba^ al 11 
3inuftnffimD ^cfior bon || j^crafan bc Hfàcra jiSai' || 
QUE^ be Carifa, 5llbrianta || bo JSapoc bri .^Cnba^ 


^ fueran imprc- ii 

ffo^ lo^ prricntc^ l^ialaoaé cn la 11 miip notile ji 
mup Ical Ciubab || bc ^cuilla por ^ominica b'ìxo&EC* 
tii, % iittt bia^ bri mc^ be aùrii bc mi! il i Quinicntop 
p Quallccta p fictc ano,é,|| 

* XiSco bel infante dò ]pc<l|t)to *** 41.-. Title bne leaf + eighteen 
ti'^ottuaal. <£! Qualllanbuuo [a^ gua» unnumbered leives. Black letter. 

ttollpartlba^ l!tl||muub0.|l (Paris NaUonal Library.) 

in fine: 

. . . Salamanca pot||9uan b'Jlimta. This rare and curious work coni- 

StcaBoCc a hcptltE : ttn»||co bla^ be posed "por Gomez de Sant esteuan 

<£ncca. Jtfia bc mlt : || juinleiltcsi g vno de los doze que anduuiéron con 

gusccnta ;; (ie || te. %w^. || el dicho ynfante" does not coniain • 

Additions. 159 

*^* umo. Tìtie one leaf + leàves numbered ij—clxxiij; verso IC4.7, 

of last blank. Title printed in red and black, within a 

bordcr. Black letter. 

(Private Library, New York.) 

See on verso of leaf cu, in Cologuio del sol, the pas- 
sage referring to Magellan's voyage. The author calls 
himself repeatedly Pero instead of Fedro. 


C Conquifta bel jjBcru. |] C Itcrbabcra rclació òt || 
la tórjuifta bei ferii i prciiiiicia bel Cuòco llamall 
ba la micua Caftilla. CauQuiftaba pdc JFranrifm II 
picacro : rapitali bc la. ^. €. €. ^. b'I Cmpcraboril 
lira fefiar. Cmùiaba a fu iiiagcftab por iFrancifroll 
bc jCcre^ naturai b' la iniiy noùle p niup Ical tiubab II 
te ^euilla : fecretario bel fobre biclja capita cu to= Il 
ba^ la^J prouincia^ t cancjuifta be la iiucua Caffi || 
Ha . p bua bc lo^ primcrojj canijuiftabarejj bella. || 
C jfue tiifta p cjcamiimba efta obra por niababa|| 
bc lo^ fcnore^ inquifiborcé. il 

*,* 4to. Sirie anno aut loco. Title one leaf + thirty-six un- 
numbered leaves. On the title-page, woodcut of vessels 
before a towii. Water-mark, flower surmounting a finger. 
(Kindly communicated by Robert S. Turner, Esq.) 

The present -gives only the text of ^. A. V. N"' 277 
& 278, and seems to have been printed likewise at Sala- 
manca by Juan de Junta, probably a little before the 
folio edition of 1547. 

single line referring to the New World, nieans liere only "Paradise", and the 
The "Fourth Part pf the World", country of Prester John, 

1 6o Bibliotheca Americana. 

1547- 163. OVIEDO (G. F. DE). 

==== Cotonfca bc la^ Slnbfa^. Il C Ita gpfdjEfa goietal 
belila^ Snbia^ a^Dca nucuamcntE imilprcffa tot' 
rcgiba p cmcnbaba. || 1547.ll 

*,* Folio. Sine loco {sed Salamanca, Juan de Junta). Title one 
leaf + three unnumbered leaves + leaves numbered i — cxij. 
On the title-page, woodcut of the double-headed cagle 

(Privale Library, Brooklyn.) 

Edition of B. A. V. No, 278,' published independently 
of the Xeres, and with a different title-page. 

1548. 164. MEXIA {PEDINO). 

' HCop dialoga^ a collaguia^ nucuamcte. cortegfba^ 

por el p anabibo bn t^tzMtt trataba be 3!facrate 
pFllìofop^a ìlamaba parentfi^ E):octacian a btrtub. 
^rabucibo bc HCatin en Caftrìlana por ci mifmo. 
^euilìa, 1548. 


We suppose that the present, like the edition of 1 547, 
contains the Dialogo del Sol. 


C ICiìàrn be granbesa^ p cofa^ memora 11 Wi be 
Cfpaila SCgora be nucuo ferfiP p copilabo por ci 
MSacftxo ^Ebro II be 3Eebfna bcsino br ^EUiHa. 
5^irigibo al ^Ercniffimo p mup cfriarEcibo II ^Enor, 
Don Filipe ^rinripE faE Cfpaiìa jc. JluEftra <^Enar.|i 
M.D.xlviij. Il 

' Erroneously described as having two numbered leaves + one Icaffor 

••1^3^ 197 11." It should read: title of the X«'«j' and twenly-one num- 

Title one leaf + three unnumbered bered leaves. 

leaves -J- one ùundred and ninety- 2 Catalogne, No. 347'- 

Additions. 1 6 1 

*,* Folio. Bine loco. Title one leaf + seven unnumbered IC48. 

leaves + leaves numbered i — clxxxij. On verso of leaf Ixiii, 

a large raap, hearing the title of Nuevo Mundo. 

(Paris National Library.) 

See verso of leaf Ixij for the chapter: 

^E la bilia p puci't0 b' paloé : b'I mup notafilc 
camino quc bìla Jjidcron por ìa mat ricrto^ naucgatc^. 

Direci re/crmcc: BiiUothcca Americana Vetustissima, page 517. 



GOMA- Il tis Phifici, Poét's'qj Laureati. 1| de im- 
perio ROMANO, iNJlpriftinam Gentem & dignitatem 


OR- Il bis : Libri quatmor. || addita eivsdem non- 

In fine: 

Vihardus excu-||debat. Anno || m . d . xlviii. || 

'.* 4to. Title one leaf + three unnumbered leaves + sixteen 
unnumbered leaves + one leaf for title of De Partitione 
orbis + forty unnumbered leaves. On the title-page large 
woodcut of Charles V within a wreath. 

(Paris National Library.) 

See in Book IV of De Partitione orbis, on recto of 
leaf -i^y, the passage commencing : 

Rurfus ab Hifpania ventis urgentibus ora 
Infulae ad occafum querentur in aequore vailo 
Expofitae, Phaebo'(^ viam ducente fequamur 
Antipoduni in patriam, Mundi noua regna reperti . . . 



té? Bibliotheca Americana. 

1548. "Girolamo Oliverio Agosti. Nacque nel Luglio del 

—-ss:—— 1 509. Il suo primo istituto fu quello della Medicina 

ma il suo genio portoUo particolarmente allo studio 
della Cosmografia .... incoronato Poeta in Milano a 
24 D'Agosto del 1540 p. Imperador Carlo V. Mori 



Direct reference: Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima, No, 284, 

Cofmographica in Aflronomiam et geographiam 
ifagoge, per Rembertum Dodonìeum malinatem, 
medicum et mathematicum. Antuerpiae ex officina 
Joannis Loè, i 548. 

*^,* I omo, maps and woodcuts. 

(Van Meerbeek.») 

We suppose, that like the edition of 1584 (Lugd. 
Batav., ex off. Christ. Plan'iini), it contains the chapter 
De Perioecis, Antoecis & Antipodiòics, and the passage 
which ends with the verses from the Medea. 

Rembert Dodonseus or Dodoens, a great physician, 
scholar and botanist, Vv'as born at Malines, June 29th, 1 5 1 8, 
and died at Leyden, March loth, 1585. He was the 
Emperor Maximilian's physician, and became afterwards 
professor in the University of Leyden. Several of his 
botanical treatises may contain descriptions of American 

The present is the first originai work written by 
Dodoens, having until then only published translations. 

J Gli Scrittori tT/talia.Voì.ì, Part.l, page 285, and KoNlG. Siiliotheca 

page 207 ; on the authority of Calvi Vel. &■ Nova, page 7.3. 

Scena letteraria degli Scrittori Berga- 2 Reclierckcs sur Dodoens, Malines, 

maschi, Bergamo, 1664, 4to, Part 1, 1841, 8vo, pages 11 and 83. 


Additions. \ 63 

168. GEMMA PHRYSTUS. 1548- 

Gemma Phryfius de 1| PRINCIPIIS ASTRO- = 
NOMI/E ET il Cofmographia : deque vfu Globi ab 
eodé editi. Item \\ de Orbis diuijìone, ^ infulis rebufq) 
nuper inuetis\\Eiiifde?n libellus de locorufn defcriben- 
doruni ra\\tìo7ie. Et de eorum diflantiis inueniendis^ 
nu?iqiia?n\\antehac vifus (Woodcut) PARISIISW 
Apiid Thomam Richardmn, fub Bihliis aureis, \\ ex 
adiieifo Collegi] RemenJìs\\M.D.XLVIL\\ 

In fine: 

PARISIIS 11 excvdebat Thomas \\ Richardus \\ 

*,* 8vo. Title one leaf + one hundred and seventy-eight pages. 

(Private Library, New York.) 

See chapter xxix, de Insulis nuper inuentis, xxx, de 
America, and xxxi, de Insulis apiid Americani. 



BY- li teri Meditatiunculse , ad Sereniffi- ii mum 
Hifpanianim Prin-||cipem Pliilippum. ii cvm privile- 
gio Il Ci£SAREO. Il 
In fine: 

Excudebat Francifcus Ferdinandez Cordu- il 
benfis Typographus. Pinck. Menfe il Augufto. 
Anno reftitutq falutis.i|M.D.XLVlII.i! 

\* 4to. Title one leaf + leaves uumbered 11 — l:c:cx. On the 
title-page, the double-headed escutcheon, and angela 

(Private Library,\Kew York.J 

1^4 Bibliotheca Amcrìcatia. 

1548. "Christophorus Cabrerà Burgensis." Clerigo Pres- 

_=____ bytero vezino d'Ia villa de Medina d' Rio." Nanq9 a 

pene puero ipse vltra oceanù vectus, interq9 occidétales 

indos agés, velut in cuiusdà Eremi recessu abditus, ià 

adolescétior in animiì induxi mihi & Musis.'" 

See in bis curious Ecsiasìs, on verso of leaf Ixxiii : 

Indorum regio procul hoc quse diftat ab orbe 
Noftro, quae oceani valli concludit abyflum, 
Ductu continuo, longe latec^ vagata, 
Orbem quippe noiium latio qua nomine dicut, 
Me quodam excepit, bifienos plus minus annos 
lUic perpetuos triui. illic hofpes agebam 
Torus in humanis ftudiis noctesqj diesc^, 
Victus difcendi quodam vehemente calore. 

! The chapter xxxi, on verso of leaf Ixxv, contains 
several unexpected ob jurgations of this character: 

Mexicus indorum myriadibus vrbs numerofa 
Euertenda fuis meritis, nifi iam refipiret, 
Vt Niniue quondam, apparet. fententia fedit. 
Sollicitus populi cui flagra futura timebam, 
Praepropero a moenis diilas bis fex parafangas. 
O Deus, vt deducebas ad carnifìcinam 
Sontem me miferum nil clara luce videntem. 
Trifl:itia affectus difccdo, relinquocp Villam 
Quam Quadnauacam diciit. me Mexicus vrget . . . 

Antonio gives a long list of the Mss. of Cabrerà 
preserved in the Vatican library. 

' Manual di AduUos, B. A.\V. 3 Peroration on leaf Ixxvil. See 
No. 232, and supra. No. 123. also infra, No. 171 the dedicatory 

i Privilege to the presene. epistle in Flora dt consoìacion. 

Additions. 165 

170. V A DI A N US {IO A CH.) J 5 4 ^ • 

ASIAE, AFRICAE ET EV- || ropae compen- 
diariam locorum defcriptio- 1| nem continens, pre- 
cipue autem quorum |1 in Actis Lucas, pafìim autem 
Euan 11 geliftsE & Apoftoli meminere. || ab ipso av- 
THORE dili||géter Tccognita, ^ ?nukis in locis aucta \\ 
cvM ADDrro IN FRONTE || libri Elcncho regionum 
urbium, omnium || infularurri, quorii Nouo Tefta- 
menro fìt men||rio, quo expedirus pius Lector 
quaelluelit, inuenire queat. ||per ioachimvm vadia- 
NVM II COS. SANGALLENSEM. || AccefTerunt' & Tabuk 
regionum ac infularii omnium, qua jj rum in 
Scriptura noui Inftrumenti fìt mentio.||TiGVRi, apvd 


*,* 8vo. Title one leaf + ten preliminary unnumbered leaves 
+ one blank + five hundred and twenty-four pages. 

{Paris, Ste. Geneviive Library.) 

DireeI reftrmce: Napione, Ragionamento, page 79. 

171. FERDINAND & ISABELLA . I 5 4 9 ■ 

Pragmaticas de Ramirez, Medina del Campo, 


"De que habla nuestro académico e! senor Don An- 
tonio de Capmany, corno si hubiera sido la unica." 

I (Clemencin.») 

« Eiogìo dt la Reyna Isaii! , page 215. 

i66 Bibliotheca Americana. 

Ì549* 172. VENERO {ALONSO). 

C Ciic^tribiDit bc il Id^ ticmya^. oCapuDftD por II d 
padtE frap ^lófa ItcnEtollbc la arbcn bc Jiantro 
^0 II minga ìxt la^ prcbicaborc^. || ^gara nucuanicntc 
par d mifmaauctor anabibo, corllucgibap cnicnbabo,!) 
C Ma^ ìlcua aora bc iiucll uà afiabiba el bcfciitìri' 
mienlltD be la^ Sìnbia^ ^ quiÉ fuellcl piinicua q la^ 
fialla EH q II ano fé comcncaró a ganar.||€n Catagoca. 

In fine! 

:. . . ftiE imprcffo m Ita mnp p rcal riiibab be 
.Caragoca pot 11 3ìuana Milian, 6iitba bc ^iego 
|^EtnabE3 Simpref' Il fot bc liì&ra^. SCcaftofe a xv. bia^ 
bel me^ be O^ctu-Utìte . || M . D . xlix . %m^. \\ 

\* 8vo. Title oné leaf + one hundred and ninety-five nulli- 
bered leaves. ;• 

(Kindly communicated by Sr. D. M. R. ZaRCO del Valle.] 

, See on the verso of leaf 1 79, the long account of the 
deeds of Columbus, Cortez and Pizarro. j 

Fray Alonso Venero was born at Burgos, May [6th, 
1488, and diedjune 24th, 1545.' He entered the order 
of the Dominicans in 1 504. 

The Enchiridioii was first published in 1526, then In 
1540 at Alcala by Juan de Junta,- but neither of these 
editions contain the passage which renders the book of 
interest to American collectors. 

« Antonio, Bibl Hisp. Nova, Voi. i, 2 Echard, Scriplor. ord. Pisdicat. 
page 53. Voi. II, page 122. 

Additions. i (ì^ 

173. ALB ENINO {meo LA DE). ^549- 

BerùabEra || rclacion : ht I0 fuffcbibo || ciiIosS ìixcpnD*» 
e prouln || ria^ bì perù, bébé la pba || a cllo^ bì bf 
fiep ^lafcD II nunc5 bela, fiafta d be^ Il batata p 
muEttc bc gonllcala pcarto. Il 

In firu: 

C Sttcabofe la pi'cfentc nbta cnla miHi||noblE p 
mcmomblE riiibab b' ^EuiHalla bo^ biaé bel nic«S bc 
Cnero bel anallbc C^rifta bc M.D.xlix. Cn cara 
bc 3uan bElllcaii. ^iéba primera manballba bcc p 
Ejraminar por lo^ mup reue || rcbo^ p muti magiufi' 
ro^ ^Eucirc^ Intiuifibofcp : p con fu licéciallmanbaba 
iniprtmic. 11 

*,* 8vo. Title one leaf + seventy unnumbered leaves. 

(Paris National Library.' 

The name of the author is to be found on the verso' 
of the first leaf, in these words : 

^E0U ql0 biD p Efcriuia jS^icolaa II bc ^Clbcnina 
flDtEntin al bcncftriaba jrerna ^uacc5 bcsino bE 

This, the only copy known, has been In the-Natioiial 
Library' ever since the time of Louvois. It is extremely 
curious and deserves to be reprinted. 

Direct refertnce: Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima, No. ago. 
» Reserve, O. 1729. 

ì68 Bibliotheca Americana. 


prmilegio di Papa \\ Paolo III. zf dell' Illujlriffima \\ 
Signoria di Vinegia \\per anni X. \\ in vinegia || nella 


*»* 8vo. Title one leaf + seven unnumbered leaves + two 
hundred and twenty-nine pages. 

(Miinich Royal Library.) 



ru?n Ioan. Honteri Coronenfis libri III. cwn\\tabellis 
Geographicis elegantiffìmis \\ De uariarum rerum J 
nomenclamris per cladès liber I. || tigvri apvd 
FRoscHO- Il uerum Anno m . d . xlix. || 

! Title 0/ the second treatise: 


TVGA- Il lice Regibus Sereniffnni repertis Infulis 
ac Regi\\o?iibus, loannis Schmer charolipotani epiflo-W 
la zf Globus Geographicus, ferie?/i jianìga \\ tionufn 
annotantibus. ClariJJi?no at-\\q9 dijjertifjìmo uiro Dna 
Reyme- \\ ro de Streytbergk, ecclejì^ \\ Babenbergeìijìs 
Cam II nico dicata. || 


8vo. Title one leaf + twenty-nine unnumbered leaves + 
four unnumbered leaves for the second treatise (which is 
sine anno aut loco, with a new set of signatures, but seems to 
bave been printed at the sanie time,) + fourteen unnum- 
bered leaves for maps, one of which is dated 1546, with 

the word America. 

(Maisonneuve sale, No. Ii85.) 

Additions. iflg* 

177. FRA CASTO R (II/ER.) 1 5 5 O- 


LIBRI. Il De Sympathia & Antipathia rerum. Il 
De Contagione & Cótagiofis Mor || bis. & eorum 
curatione. Libri Tres.jl TivcaOc cppóviiioi (ìx; o\ ò'f£ì(;.|l '. 
Eflote prudciues ficut Serpentes. || LVGDVNi,||Apud 
Gulielmum Gazeium. Il 1 550. || 

In fine: 

LVGDVNl, Il Excudebat Nicolaus || Bacque- ' 

noys. Il ^ Il 

• * 


i6mo. Title one leaf + pages numbered 3 — 558 + one 
unnumbered leaf. 

(Mazarine Library.) 

See page 367, and supra No. 91. . 


Pragmaticas de Ramirez. — Toledo, por Juan 
Ferrer en 1550. 



Cofmograpljei il ot>er Befd)reibung aller 
lan II i>tx, 5cvfd)afften fùr nemjìen il lietten, gè- 
fci)id)tcn/ a,thxth&}t, ì)<xpX>ittm\^tn etc. le^ii 
5um britten mal treffliic^ fere burd) @^e^ 
bajJianumlltTìunfìem vn^ gebeffert, in welbt^ 
(tc^é x)nb II imtiirlic^en \)i^oxKn, 3té t?ff tin 

' Biagio, page 216. 


170 Bibiiotheca Americana. 

1550. ncun?6 mit Ijùbfc^en ftcjureit t?nnt) lanb* 
' tafien ^esicrt, funb.erljcl>cn n abcr wert)cn bar 
in commfljetct fcd)3 vnnb Pter^tg 11 jlctt, 
x?rtbcr tt)eld)é bey brci^ig au^ Ceutfc^r 
nattost II nac^ ixtx gelegen^eit bar 5Ù fomme, 
vnb x)on II ber fìettcn oberf eitcn bo l)m fampt li 
jrenn befc^reibungen II verorbnet» Il (éetructt ju 
:e>afeL II 

In fine: 

(éetmc^t 5U ^afel burc^ ^enricum petrt 11 

%mo M.D.L.11 

%* Folio. Title one leaf + ten mmumbered leaves + leaves 
numbered i — MCCXXXiij. Fourteen maps. 

(Mnnich Royal Library.) 

That hospitable library contaìns three copies in Ger- 
man of the present, ali dated 1550, with the same title 
and number of leaves, yet evidently different editions. 



cu?n quibufàam Geo?netriae ac \\ Afìronomia prin- 
cipiis ad 11 eain re?n neceffariis. \\ PARISIIS \\ Apud 
Gulielmilììi Cauellat, in pingui gallina, ex\\adtierfo col- 
legi] Cameracenjis. \\ / Jjo. || 

*,* 8vo. Title one leàf + leaves numbered 2 — 45 + one un- 
numbcred leaf with printer's màrk. On the title-page, 
woodcut of a sphere. 

(Maglìabeccbiana, Florence.) 

See recto of leaf 26, and verso of leaf 44, for the 
chapter De America et circumiacentibus. 

Additions. i ) i 

1 8 1 . CABRERÀ ( CRISTOBAL). 1 5 5 O- 

iFìortiS bE nmfolarion, dirigftia^ a la mup iluftre ^^^^^'^ 
p mup gtnEtnfa ;§Enota la penata ^^ 3Iuana ùe 
fZufilsa, marquEfa tiEl BallE, i549' 

. . . , StcafiófE a 1 7 bia^ Uè 3!untó bEftE afio be 
mfl t quinfEntD^ t rinquEnta eh la mujj no&ÌE p fElicE 
Wna bE ©allabalib pnr jfrandfra jfErnanbES bE Cor* 
botìa, imprEfor juntD a la^ €fcuEla^ mapotE^. 

*,* 8vo. Title one leaf + ninety-seven leaves + one leaf with 
printer's mark. Woodcuts. 


This work was orig^ally written in Latin by Cristobàl 
de Cabrerà,' the apostolical notary who wrote the 
address in verse which is on the first page of the 
Manual de Adultos? The work is dedicated to Juana 
de Zuniga, the daughter of Count d'Aguilar whom Her- 
nando Cortez married after the death of Catalina 
Xuarez. From the dedicatory epistle we learn that this 
religious tract was sent her by the Bishop of Mexico, 
and translated at her request into Spanish by some 
one residing in New-Spain: 

"^E fiuena gana ^te io quc pubE cn la trabut* 
rinn bEftE ìi6ro; fi no ba mi comanre tan polibo conio 
lo gilan alguno^ rEtóricoé faftEllano^, no e| bc 
marabifiar; pocqIìe ai talja ùe tanto tiEmpo tomo 
gà QUE pEtEgrino por Eftaé titrra^ p narionE^ fiar=' 
fiara^, bonbE fE tratta ma^ la lEngue bE lo^ inbfo^ 

« Ensayo, No. 1519. ladolid, 1548, 4(0, Supra, No. 169.) 

2 Bibliot. Hisp. Nova, p. 240. In Cabrerà is called "Clerigo Pres- 

the privilege of a vapid collectior. of byKro velino d' la villa d' Medina 

Latin acrostics, {Meditatiuncula, ad d' Rio." 

S. Hispan. Princif. Philippum. Val- ì B. A. F, No. 232, i'K/rn, No. 123, 

172 Bibliotheca Americana. 

1550. t^\t la cfpanala, p banùE fé tiene por fiarfiara ri 
== quE no tp fiarfiauo cntrc laji fiarfiaro|, no e^ mud^o 

quE EftÉ altiiìiaiio de la ElEgancia ùe la lengua 


^ €n CuErnabaca, o corno \s^ fntrfo^ Wcen^ Coj^aU' 

nauac, eI mà^ fresco p apacifele puEfilo tiE la J^ueba 

Cfpana, 25 be " 


Annotationi fopra la lettione della Sfera del 
Sacrobofco da M. Mauro fiorentino. Firenze 
(Torrentino), 1550, in 4to. 


We insert this work because it Is represented as a 
second edition of B. A. V. No. 2 1 9, and may also con- 
tain the two diminutive globes with the word America 


Compentifo ìie aìguna^ cofa^ notafilE^ ùe €fpana, 
|i la Conquifta p toma ùeì rEpno bE <^ranalia t 
facaba^ òt biuEcfo^ ^utnrE^, poc eI maEftro iFr. 
Domingo be IDaltana^, bc la orbEn bE ^ancto I!^o* 
mingo. Sìmprcffo sn ^siiiUa. 

jfuc imprefa la prcfcntE Osira En cafa be ^Efiaftìan 
^rujfllo iniprefor : junto a la cafa bE ]^Ebro be 

*»* 4to. Sine anno. Title one leaf + twenty-seven unnumbered 



4 Manuel, Voi. V, col. 22. 5 Ensayo (unpublished part). 

AdiUtions. 1 7 % 

On the twenty-sixth leaf commences the chapter: I 5 SO- 

wherein Christopher Columbus is represented as a native 
of Milan. 

Domingo de Valtanas Mexia was born in 1 488, and 
died in 1560. VVe should state that Antonio" does not 
know of an earlier edition than that of 1555. We have 
no evidence, beyond Gallardo's assertion, that the present 
is realty of the year 1550. 


DE dimenìi 


LOCORVM. Il ^^ AVTORE ii Gasparo 



*,* Sniall 8vo. Title one leaf + sixty-three unnumbered leaves. 
Eleven geometrical woodcuts within the text. Large, orna- 
mented initials. Signature Ez contains a doublé leaf for 
Tabula gradus , the 7, 8th and 64th leaves are blank. 

(Private Library, New York.) 

See signature Diiij for a chapter on America. Perù is 
said therein to be an island. 

Caspar Peucer, the friend, successor and son-In-law 
of Melanchthon, was born .at Botzen in Tyrol; Januarj- 
6th, 1525. He died at Dessau, September 25th, 1602, 

* Bibliit. Hispan. h'ova, I, page 334, 

ì^4 Bibliotheca Americana. 

i 5 5 O. There seems to be another edition of the above work, 

■ under the • title of De dimensione terree, et geometrice 

numerandis locorum particularium intervallis. Francof. 

1554, 8vo. 


Recopilació de algunas bullas del 

SUmmO II pontiiìce 

e Impreflàs en Toledo en cafa de Juan Ferrer. 
Ano. 1550.11 

%* Folio. Title one leaf + five unnumbered leaves + leaves 
numbered i — ccxxiiij. 

(Library of the Depart. of Public works, Madrid.) 

See "Ley. cij," on the verso of leaf xcij. 


CAVSIS II AD ampliffifnum, ^ doaiffimumW 
prafulefn. D. ANTONIVMljRAMIRVM Epifco- 
pum II Sagmìenfem. \\ 

In fine: 

Impreflum fiiit Romae apud Valerium || Dori- 
cum & Ludouicum fratresH Brixienfesjl Prima Maij 
Anno a Chriflo natollM.D.L. Il 

• Add to the colophon of the anony- pablos por mandado d'I reueredissim» 
mous Doctrina Christiana (B. A. V.. senor don fray yuan fummaraga primtr 
No. 295). "/'air impressa en està muy Obpo de Mexico." 
leal ciudad if Mexico en casa (T yuan 

Additìons. 175 

\* 8vo. Title one leaf + eighteen unnumbered leaves + five I C C O. 
leaves for the Bull. The last leafends with a largewoodcut 
of Minerva. On the title-page, woodcut of a double-headed 
eagle escutcheon. 

(Biblioteca Casatecense, Rome.) 

The bull isentitled: DECRETVM ET INDVLTVM 
ALEXANDRI SEXTI SVPER expeditione in barbaros 
novi orbis quos Indos vocant. 

In the present copy, which is the only one we could 
find anywhere, to the last figxire in the date is addedaV, 
making it read M.D.L.V., but it is an interpolation 
made with a pen and commoa ink. 

Direct rtferenct: Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima, No. J03, 



Adda {Marquis Girolamo d'), VI, 4, 

Adelpbus (Job.), 44.. 

Aeneas Sylvius, xv, 56, 

Agricola) (Rud.), 132. 

Aguilar (Count à'), 171, 

Ailly (Pierre d'), XIV. 

Alaman (Lucas), 156. 

Alamarca (Seb. de), 115. 

Albenino (N. de), xi, 167, 

Albertinis (Fr. de), 72, 87. 

Alexander VI. (Popt), i, 2, 

Almagro (Diego de), 122, 12J. 

Almeida (Ferdinand de), 1. 

Alvarei (Fr.), 136. 

Alyaco su Ailly. 

Amandus ste Ziericzensis. 

Amoros (Carlos), 152. 

Amoretti (Carlos), xxxiil. 

Amat, XII, 152. 

Angelo (Jac), 90. 

Angleria, su Martyr. 

Angliara (Juan de), xiii, 80. 

Angot, 58. 

Anonymous, 21, 50,75,83, 108, Itg, 

121, 131, 140, 170, 174. 
Anselmus (Ord. min.), 56. 
Antonio (Nic), 12, 50, 53, 68, 77, 

82, 107, 137, 142, 148, 164, 166, 

>7>. '73- 
Apianus (Petr.), 82, 87, 97, 108, III, 

Aragon (Ferd. de), 73. 
Argelati (P.), 66. 
Arias de Avila (P.), 88. 
Aristoteles, 66. 

Aristotile (Nicolo d'), 112, I30. 
Ascensius, set Badius. 
Asher (Mr. A.), 84, 119. 

Astruc (D.), 7«. 

Aubert (Thomas), 58. 

AudifTredi (J. B.), I. 

Augustin (Si.), XV. 

Augusti (H. 0.>, 161, 162. 

A-umale (Duke d'), XI. 

Avendano (Diego de), 119. 

Av^ezac (Mr. d'), xxyi, xxviii, 19, 31. 

Ajala (Juan de), 136, 154. 


Baequenoys (N.), 169^ 

Badius (Jod.), 27, 28, 47, 48, 53, 68, 92. 

Baie (John), 50. 

Banchero (Giuseppe), xix. 

Bandini (Aug. Ma.), xxii. 

Bàrlow (Mr. S. L. M.), no, 129. 

Barrii (Jean), io6,« 107. 

Barros (Caspar de), 99. 

Barros (Juan de). 24. 

Bartolozzi (Fr.), xxii. 

Bayuera (Const.), 22, 23, 

Belgrano (Mr.), xx. 

Belgiojoso (Prituess)„m. 

Bembo (Pietro), 100, 144, 

Bergman, set Ólpe. 

Bergomas, sa Philippus. 

Beristain, sa Cosa. 

Bernal (Jehan de), 107. ) 

Beaupré (Mr.), xxxii. 

Besicken (Jo. de), 24, 27. 

Betanzos (Juan de), x. 

Biard (P.), 58. 

Biddle (Richard), 65, ^ 

Bistaim, set Cosa. ^ ~, 

Bladus (Ant.), 104, 120. 

Boemus (Jo.), 141. 

Boerhaave (Herman), 71, 



Bibliotheca Antericanù.. 

BofaruU (Mr. Mannel de), ix. 
BoUaert (Roland), 97. 
Bonardus (Vinc), u8. 
Bonhani (William), ii. 
Bontius (Greg.), 102, Ili. 
Bosso, xxxiii. > 

Bordone (Bened.), 107. 
Bozerian (Frane), 23. 
Brandt (Seb.), 3, 4, 6, 7. 44. 
Bravo (Francisco), 1^0. 
Breydenbach (B. de), 64, 84. 
Brocar (Juan de), 59, 155. 
Brown (Mr. Rawdon), xxvii, xxxiv. 
Brnn^t (J. C), 12. 46, 59, 99. 105, 

106, 107, 137, 142. 
Burgos (A. de), 142. 
Butsch (Mr. Fid.), 114. 


Cabrai (Fedro Alvarez), iv, 24, 30, 

Cabrerà (Crist. de), no, 127, 129, 

163, 164, 171- 
Cadamosto (Al), 93. 
Calvi (Donato), 162. 
Camertus (Jo.), 132. , 
Cancellieri (F. J.), i, 4- 
Capmany (A. de). r65. 
Caponi (Afayguis Gino), xxiv. 
Card. Salzb. set Lang. 
Casoni (Philip), xix. 
Cérésole (Victor), xxi. 
Charles V. (Emjieyor), xxix, 85. 86, 89, 

115, 117, 129, 138, 156, 161, 162. 
Charton (Mr.), xix. 
Chaves (Hier. de), 148. 
Cboralmi (Lorenzo di Piero), xxv. 
Cisneros (Fedro de), 115. 
Claribalte, 73. 
Clemencin (D ,de), 14, 15, «49, 152, 

Clément (D.), 144- 
Clement VII. (Pope) xxix. 
Coci (Georgius), 51. 
Cocus (Antverp.), 119. 
Colinaeus (Simon), 93, 94, '34- 
Cohn (Albert), 41. 
Collier (Mr. J. P.), 51. 
Columbus (Christopher), ii, iv, v, vili, 

ix, xii, xvi, XX, 14, 19i 22, 24, 36, 

38, 46, 47. S6. 63, 81, 103, 114, 

1*6, 136, i66, 173. 

Columbus (Fernando), iv, v, vi, xii, 
xiii, xix, xxvì, 9, 14, 23, 
39.-49;63> 77.80, 109, "o. 
<Barth.), xiii, xv. 

Corparo (Francesco) xxvii. 

Cortes (Hern.), vii, vili, xiii, xxxiv, 
XXXV, 85, 86, 107, 156, 166, «71. 

Contarini (Gasparo), xxxiv. 
„ (Girolamo), xxxiv. 

Cortereal (Gaspard), 36, 65, 84. 

Cornelio (Proeurator), xxxv. 

Corumberger (Cromberger, Jac.) 54. 

Cosa (Juan de la), xxvii, xxviii. 

Cosco, see De Cosco. 

Cotrad, see Cortereal. 

Crignon (Pierre), 104, 105, 106. 

Cromberger (Juan, Sevilla), 99, 123, 

Cummarraga, see Zumarraga. 
Cyanaeus (Lud.), 103. 


Daelli (0.), vi. 

Daire (L. F.), 94. 

Dandolo (Marco), l. 39 

Dati (Giul.), I, 4. 

De Baclcer (Frìres), 50. 

De Cosco (Alejandro?), ii, vii, xil. 

Del Giocondo (Giovanni), ii. 

Delisle, 106. 

Desmarquets, 105, 106. 

Desponte (Pierre), 20. 

Dias (Barthol.), I. 

„ (Fedro), i. 
Diaz (Juan), XL, 74, 76- 
Diaz d'Luco (Bernal), 153. 
DiazdeYsla(Ruy), 125, 126, 141, 142. 
Dodoens (R.), 162. 
Doesborch (Jan van), 21. 
Dondero (G. A.), xix. 
Dorici (V. and L.), J74- 
Dryander (J.), 147. "48. 
Diidik (Beda), xxi. 
Du Pré (GalUot), ii, 46, 69, 70, 84. 
Du Redouer (Mathurir), 36, 61, 65, 

84, 96. 

Echard, see Quetìf. 

Eguya (M. de), 96, 98, 109. 



Emmanuel (Kingof Poriugal), 17, 23, 


Enciso (M. F. de), xiii. 

Episcopius (Nic), 103, 107. 

Erasmus of Roterdam, 48, 115. 

Espinosa, vel de Spinoza (Ant.), 156. 

Espoleto, sie Spoleto, 

Essler, 73. 

Ettanceliii (L.), 105, 106. 

Estienne (H.) sec Stephanus. 

Eugenius (Poft'\ xvi. 

Eusebius (Caesar,), 57, 70 

Eyriès (J. B.), 3°. 33- 

Fabian (Robert), ii. 

Fabricius de Vagad (Gauberte), io. 

Fabre (D. A.), xxxiv. Souza, 24. 

Felipe II de Espana, 160, 163. 

Ferdinand (King of Spain), 7, 45, 52, 

62, 103. 
Ferdinand and Isabella, vi, xiv, i, 

S, IO. 13, 15, 63, 67. 7S, 95, 99, 

"9. 137, '49, 152- 165. '^9- 
Ferdinandez or Fernande:, (Frane), 

163, 171. 
Femandez (Valcntyn) 35. 
Fernel (Jean), 93, 94. 
Ferrarius (Jacobus), 46. 
Ferrebouc, ii. 

Ferrer (Jaume^, vii!, 151, 152. 
Ferrer (Juan) 169, 174. 
Ferrer (Raphael), 152. 
Ferri (A.), 120, 135, 143, 157, 
Fesmino, 138. 

Feuillet de Conches (Mr.), xxii. 
Fine (Oronce), 133, 134. 
Flaihinius (D. A.), 117. 
Forcellini (E.), 37. 
Forrete (Chnalier de), xxxiii. 
Foscarini (Doge), vii, xxv, 33, 37. 
Fossetier (Julien), 89. 
Fracanzano da Montalboddo, 34, 61, 

69, 96. 
Fracastor (Hieron.), 100, loi. 103, 

118, 143, 169. 
Francesco Fiorentino, 87. 
Fregoso, set Fulgoso. 
Fries (Laurent), 92, 99. 
Frobenius (Clirist.), iti. 
Frobenius (Hieron.), 102, 103, 147. 

Froschauer (Chr.), 165, 168. 
Fugger (Andreas), 115. 

„ (Ant.), 115. 

„ (Jàtob I), US. 

„ (Jacob II), 115. 

„ (Raymond), 114, 115, 

,, (Ulrich), 115. 
Fulgosus (Bapt.j, 46, 69, 71. 
Furtenbach (M.), 115. 


Gaetanus (Daniel),' 48. 

Gaietti (Mr.), xx. 

Galharde (G,), 121. . 

Gallardo (B. j.), xiv, 14,81, 99, 119, 

171, 172. 
Gallego de Carvalho, 27. 
Gallus (Ant.), 134. 
Gamba, 91. 
Gandie (dux), 3. 
Gante (Fedro de), 95, 119." 
Garante (N.), 91, in. 
Garcés (Julian), 118, 119. 
Garcia (Gongalo), IO. 
Garimberto (H.), 168. 
Gassler (H. S.), xxi. 
Gaultier (P.), 149. 
GaiUherot (V.), 143. 
Cayangos(Mr. Pascual de), xxxiv, 129, 

Gazius (G.), 169. 

Gemma Phrisius, 97, 102, IH, l6j. 
Geoffrin, v. 
Gerson (Jean), xiv. 
Ghetel (Henning), 40, 4t. •: 

Ghilini (Hieron.), loi. 
Giglio (Gier.), 141. 
Gilinus (Cam.), 46, 69, 
Giocondo (Giov. del), 18, 19, 2o, 36. 
Giolito de Ferrari (Gabr.), 154. , 

Giubega (Mr.) xix. 
Glareanus (H. L.), Ilo, 120, 124, 

«25. '39- 
Gobeo de Viteria (Fedro), 49, 180. 
Goes (Damian de), 95, 140, 144, 

Gohory (Jaques), 149. 
Gomez (Alonzo), 137. 
Gourmont (G. de), xi, xii, 19, 62. 
Gorricio (Caspar^, xiv. 
Grapheus (Jo.), 97, 102, 112. 
Gregorii (Grog, di), 91, 


Èibliotheca Americana. 

Grenville' (Mr.), xxiv. 

Gvisninger, sa GruninjSf. 

Grijalva (Juan de), v, XL, 76. 

Grimaldi (Gian Antonio), ix. 

Grimm Sigismund), 71. 

Griswold (Mr. A. W.), 30. 

Grifi (Andrea), 88. 

Gruget (Claude), 91. 

Gruninger (Jo.;, 43, 44, 60, 90, 93, 99, 

Guazzo (Marco), 80, 130, 150, 154. 

Gui5rin (IMr.), 106. 

Gustinianì (Agostino), ix, xiii. 

Gusniao (A. de), 27. 

Gymnicus, 147. 


■Hain (L.), viti. 

haro of Antwerp (Brothers), 1 16. 

Herckmann, xix. 

Hernandez ("Diego). 166. 

Herrera (Hern. Alonso de), 66. 

Herrera (Ant. de), 65. 

Hervagius (Joa.), 103. 

Hidalgo (Clemente), 49. 

Hòlzl, 116. 

Honter (Jo.), 168. 

Hoochstraten (M. van). 86, 87. 

Humboldt (Alex, von), ii, xv, xxviii, 

24, 32. 65. 
Hupfuff (M.), xi, 25. 
Hurus (Paulus), il. 
Huth (Mr. Henry), xii. 
Hutten (Felipe de), 115. 
Hutten (Ulrich von), 72. 
llygnian (Nicolas), 64. 
Hylacomylus [vel Waltzeniiiller), xxvi, 

iS, 20, 31, 32, 34, 35' 


Icazualcet.3 (Mr. Joaq. Garcia), 133, 


Inghirami (Tcm. Fedra), 5. 
Inleriano (Paolo), ix, xix 
Irvip.g (W,), iv. 14. 
Isabella of Spain, 152, 165. 
Isla (Alonzo de), 107. 
Isengrinius (M.), 145. 
I?nardi (F.), xix, 
Tscrates, 160. ' 

Jsola:iis (Isid. de), 65. 


Jàcobus {arehiep. Braeh.\ 77. 
Janot (Denis), 97. 
Joan (Preste), 136, 159. 
John (Prince, of Spain), 5. 

„ (de Colonia), xv. 

„ Manthen de GherreUem, xv, 
Joam n (Portug. rex), I. 
Jòcher (C. G.), 57, 148. 
Jocundus (Barth.), 18. 
Josephus, XV. 
Jovius, (P.), xxìx. 
Julius II (Pope), 26. 
Junta (Juan), 158, 159, l6o, 166. 
Junta (Aaeredes), 144. 


Koberger (Jo.), 90. 
Konig (G. M.), 162. 
Kotegarten, 25. 


Labouisse (Mr. Rochefort), xìjì. 
Lalande. (]. J. L. de), 94. 
Lambert (Jehan), 19, 20. 
Lambarter (Nic), 28. 
Lang (Card. Salzb.), 141. 
Latinoy (Jean), xv. 
Lanzalaus Polonus, 14. 
Lasalle (A. de), 80. 
Las Casas (Bart. de), xv, I19, 1$?, 
Lauredanus (Leon.), 48. 
Lebrixa, set Nebrissensis. 
Ledere (Mr. CU.), sa Maisonneuw. 
Le Huen (Fr.), 65. 
Le Lieur (Jehan), 94. 
Lempereur (Mart.), 89. 
Leo .X, (Pop), 67, 100. 
Leon (Ant. de), 118. 
„ (Juan de), 167. 
Leu (Gerard de), xiv. 
Libri, (Gulielm.), viii, xxxii, xxxi^ 
Lisboa (Joao de), 27. 
Lissona (Alb. de), 15, 21. 
Locher (Jac), 6, 7, 27. 
Loé (Jo.), 162. 
Lombardo (J. P), 157, 
Lope (Don), vii, 121. 



Lorràine (Ant:.d«). 3*- 

„ (Frainois de), xxxii. 
ILotrian (Alain), xxiv. - 
Xottin [Paini), kxv, 19, 20. 
Louvois (marquis de), 167. 
Lowndes (W. T.), 44- 
Lucas [evangelista), 165. 
Lud (Gaultier), vii, xiiì, xxvi, 18, 32, 

Luisinius, 71, 134. 
Luther (Martin), 66. 
Luzarches (V.), 34. 



Madrignano (Archangelo), 36. 
Maffei de Volterra, 26, 27, 53, 

102, 147- 
Magellan (Ferd. de), ii, xxix, 91 

139. 14«. 
Maisonneuve (Mr.), 118, 145, 168 
Magnus (Ani.) 62. 
Maritaire (Mich.), 82. 
Malipiero (Domenico), 37. 
Manoel of Portugal, set Emmanuel. 
Manstener (Ph.), 7. 
Mantuanus (Bapt.), 47. 
Marsh [Hon. Mr.\ xix. 
Marchisio (Francesco), ix. 
Marco Polo, xiv, 35 98. 
Margallo (Fedro), 77. 
Marin, xxi. 
Marineus (L.), 108. 
Marchant (Guyol), xi. 
Marnef (Enguilbert de), 
„ (Geoffroy de), 7. 
„ (Jehan de), 115, 
Marquez (Luis), 115. 
Martins (Fernam), xv, xvi. 
Martir (Pietro de' Mantegazzi), 25. 
Martin de Valencia, lo6,- 107, JoS. 
Martyr (Petrus ab Angleria), ii, vili, 

xiii, s> 6, 54, 56, 63, 67, 78. 
Markovic (P.), xx. 
Mauro (M.), 172. 
Maurolycus (Fr.), 142, 143. 
Mayr (Sigism.), 63. 
Maximilian L [Caesar), 6, 30, 

Maximilian U. [Caesar), 162. 
Maximilianus Transylvanus, 141 
Mazochius (Jac), 87. 
Mazzucbelli (G. M.), v. 

115, 158. 


Medicis (Lorenzo di Piero Francesco 
de), xxii, 20, 36, 87. 
„ (Petrus de), 16, 17, 19,26,36. 
Medina (Fedro de), 160. 
Mela (Pomponius), 8, 9. 132, 133, 

Melgarejo (Fern.), -42. 
Melzi (conte Gaetano), 25. 
Melanchton (Phil.) 173. 
Mena (Isabel de), 49. 
Mendez (Fr.), 14, 82. 
Mendieta (Geron. de), 95. 
Mendoza de la Vegha (Gare), 5. 
Mendoza (Lopez de), 55, 67. 

„ (Antonio de), xi. 
Menesses (Fern. de) 107. 
Mexia (Luys), 155. 
Mexia (Fedro), 91, 92, 137, 139, 158, 

Michel (Claude), 91. 

, (Nic), 135, '57- 
Milian (Juana), 166. 
Mocenigo (Lazar.), xxviii. 
Montalboddo, see Fracanzano. 
Montenegro (Count de), xxiii. 
Montucla (J. F.), 145. 
Morelli (Abbate), v. 
Mocenigo (Leon), 48. 
Morhius (G. or Morrhy des Champs), 

Morus (Thomas), 62. 
Moutonnet (Julien), '47. 
Mulichius, see Adelphus. 
Miiller (Wolfg.), 25. 
Mufioz (J. B.), 14. 
Miinster (Seb), 144, 149. 169. 
Murphy [I{on. Henry C), 30. 
Musso (Mr.), xix. 


Napione (Gianfranc), xxiv, xxv, 33, 

Navarette (Fern. de), vi, xxii, 14, 25, 

55- 99, 152- 
„ (Eustaquio F. de), xix. 

Nebrissensis (Ant.), 8, 59, 78. 
Niceron (J. P.), 47. «45- 
Nicolao Veneto, 35. 
Nodier (Charles), 97. 
Noreno (Alonzo de), 119. 
Nucins (M.), 149. 
Nunez de la Yerva, 9. 


Bibliotheca Americana. 

Nufiei (P.), 129. 

, de Vela (Blasco), 115, 123, 


Olivarius (P. )i 145. 
Olivieri, V. 

Olpe (Bergman de), 3, 6. 
Ortelius (Abrah), 148. 
Oviedo (Goni. Fern. de), vii, xiii, 73, 

Pablos (Juan), 174. 
Pacini da Pescia, xxìv. 
PadiUa (Juan de). 81, 82. 
Pagan (Mat.), 76. 
Paganini, xx. 

Palmerius (Matthaeus), 57, 70. 
„ (Matthias), 57, 70. 

(Prosper), 57, 70. 
Panzer (Wolfg.), 35, 38, 46, 82, 99. 
Paquot (J. N.), S9. 
Parfaict {Its frìres), I06. 
Parmentier (Jean), 104, 105. 

„ (Raoul), 104, I05. 

Pasquaglis (Pietro), 64, 65, 84. 
Pauliis 111 (Pofe), uS, 135, 168. 
Payser (Christ.), 115. 
Pedro (inj. d' Portugcil), 15S. 
Pepuris (Francis de), xiv. 
Peignot (Gab), xxv. 
Perafan de Ribera, 158. 
Percy (Dr.), 51. 
Peschel (Mr. Oscar), xv. 
Petrejus (Joh.), 124. 
Petri (Henr.), '49, 153, 170. 
Petrarcha (Frane), 3S, 90. ili. 
Peucer (Gasp.), 173 
Peulinger (Conr.), 116. 
Philesius, SCI Ringman. 
Philip- (Sir Thomas), xxxii. 
Phflippus Bergomcnsis, 15, 87. 
Phrysius, sec Gemma. 
Pigafetta (Antonio), xxviii, xxix, xxx, 

xxxi, xxxii. 
Pighiiis (Alb.), 79. 
Pilinski (Mr.), viii. 
Pinci da Lecco, 3S. 
Pincius (.Mantuanus) 48. 

Pinedo (Juan de), 172. 

Pinelo (Antonio de Leon y) 50, 118, 

Pits (John), 50. 
Plus II, sie Aeneas Sylvius. 
Pizarro (Frane), 80, Io8, 109, 122, 

15'. '54. 159, 166. 
Pizarro (Gontalo), 115, 167. 
Plannck (Slephan), xi. 
Plantin (Chr.), 1O2. 
Poggiale (Gaetano), xxiv. 
Pogio (Fiorentino), 98. 
Ponticus (Ger.), 66. 
Potthast (Aug), 119. 
Pozzo (Bart. del), xxix. 
Prescott (W. H.), x, 15, 63, 79, 119. 
Prester John, set Joan Preste. 
Friuli (Girolamo), xxv. 
Priolis (Aloys de), xxviii. 
Prudentius, 59. 
Ptolemaeus (Alex.), 7, 29, 73, 90, 

100, 120, 136, 153, 154. 
Puttick and Simpson {Messrs.), I, 2. 
Pynson' (Richard), ii, 44. 


Quaritsch (Mr. Bern.), xi, 149. 
Quetif and Echard, 66, 119, 149, 166. 


Ramirez (Juan), 13, 14, 15, 137, 149, 

165, 169. 
Ramiriis (A.), 174. 
Ramon {Dr.), 95. 
Ramusio (Giov. Bapt.), 101, 106. 
Ranke (I-.), xxviii. 
Rastall (W.), ii, 50. 
Raynaldus, 2. 
Regiomonte (Jo. de), 90. 
Rcgnault (Francois), 64, 84 
Reisch (Greg.). 60. 
Rescius (R.), 144, 146. 
Reymer de Streytberg, 168. 
Rhol (Paul), 82. 
Rich (Obadiah), 2. 
Richard (G.), 143. 

(Th.), 163. 
Ringmann (M ), 18. 
Rithaymer (G.), 124. 



Rivière (Pierre), 8. 
Robertis (, 125, 138, 142, 158. 
Roburicus (Lud.), 136- 
Roce (Daniel), 19, 20. 
Rodrigo (canon, de Sevilla), 98. 
Rodriguez (Juan), 140. 
„ (Luis), 136. 

Roger (Jean), 92. 
Roig, 152. 

Roigny (Jo. de), 132. 
Romana (de la), viii. 
Rosenbauiti, 71. 
Ruchanier (Jost), 36, 39. 
R.usconi (Jo. Ant.), 88. 
„ (Jo. Fr.), 88. 

Sabellicus (M. A), 68. 
Sabio {Fratris de), 108, Ilo. 

„ (Nic. de), 124. 
Kacrobusto (Jo. de), 148, 172. 
Sa'.azar y Castro, 42. 
Salva (Vinc.) 160. 
Sanchez (N. R.), 72. 

„ (Gabriel), ii, vi, vii, xii. 
Sancho (Jos;?), 51, 125. 
Sandacour (Basin de), xxvi. 
Sand (George), xxiii. 
Sandoval (Juana de), 49. 
Sanguinetti (Mr.), xix. 
Sant (Gomez de), 158. 
Santangel (Luis de), vi, vii, xii. 
Santa Catalina, (H. de), 149. 
Sanuto (Marino), xxviii, xxxix. 
Santaella (R. F. de), 98, 99. 
Sarmicnto (Juan), x. 
Saporetti (Marquis), v. 
Sauval (H.), 18. 
Scaliger (J. C), loo. 
Schmaus (Léonard), 71. 
Schoner (Job.), 60, 168. 
Schury (Job. von), 115. 
Scotus (Jo.), 74. 

„ (Jacob ), XX, ' 
Scyllacio (Nic.), v, viii. 
Seitz, (P.), 173. 
Seneca (L. A.), 48. 
Scpulveda (J. G. de), vii, 174. 
Serres (de), xix. 

Sesse (Melchior), lo8, ilo, III, 124. 
Sextus (Alex.), 175. 
Silva (F. da), 121. 

Sobolewsky (Mr. Serge de), 41. 

Sobrarius (Jo.), 51. 

Solinus (Julius), 14;. 

Sotheby and Wilkinson, 107. 

Spagnoli, sei Mantuanus. 

Spoleto (Andreas de), I06, 107. 

Spratz (Francis de), 2. 

Stade (Hans), 148. 

Starawolski (Sim.), 57. 

Steelsius (Juan), 141. 

Stephano di Carlo da Pavia, xxv. 

Stephanus (Henr.), 57, 70, I15. 

Stobnicza (Joh. de), 56, 57. 

Stòcklein or Stockel, 25, I07. 

Strabo, 7. 

Stùchs (Georg), 40. 

Sussex [duke of), x, 129. 


Tanner, 51. 

Tastu (Mr.), xxiii. 

Tellez (Fern.), 41, 42. 

Ternaux-Compans (H.), 72. 

Theiner (Fathtr Aug.), 2. 

Thomas (Domingo), 138. 

Thomassy, xxxii. 

Ticknor (George), 82, 92, 137, 157. 

Tiletanus (Lud.), 143. 

Tiraboschi (Girolamo), 5. 

Titian (N.), 115. 

Toppi (N.j, 120. 

Torrentino, 172. 

Toscanelli (Paolo), xv. 

Transylvanus, set Maximilianus. 

Trepperel (Jean), 84. 

Trino de Monferrato, 15 1. 

Trivulzio-Rinuccini (Marchionntss), vi. 

Trivulzio {Marquis), 5, 17, 35. 

„ (Carlo), vi. 

„ (Girolamo), vii. 

,, (Giovani Giacomo), vi. 

„ (Georgio), vi. 
Tross (Mr. E.), 60, 64, 87, 90, 1 1 4 , 11 5, 

Trujillo (Seb.), 172. 
Turner (Mr. R. S.), 159. 


Ubelin, 73. 
Ulhardus (P.), 



Bibliotheca Americana. 

Ulloa (Alf.), 23. — 
Unglerius (Fior.). 56, 57. 


Vadianus (Joach ), Jio, I32, 165. 

Vagad, sei Fabricius, 

Valgrisi (V.). 168. 

Valle (Marquesa del), 17I. 

Valori (Baccio), xxiv. 

Valtanas (Dora, de), xix, 172, 173. 

Valsequa. xxiii. 

Van Meerbeek, 162. 

Van Praet (Jos.), 45, 46. 

Van Swieten, 72. 

Vanegas de Busto, 136. 

Varela (Juan), 79, 81, 99. 

Varnhagen (Mr. F. A. de), vi, xv, 

xxiv, 16, 24, 25, 27, 77, 82. 
Varthema (Lud. de), xiii, XL, 74. 
Velasquez (Diego), 76 
Venegas (A.), 153, 156. 
Venero (A.), 149, 166. 
Vera (Fr. Gonialez de), 95. 
Veraguas (Duke de), 14. 
Vercellese, see Lisona. 
Verrazano (Giovanni), 105. 
Vespuccius (Americus), ii, iii, vii, xi, 
xii, xxii, xxiii, 16, 17, 18, 
19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 31, 33, 
34, 36. 43. 61, 62, 63, 69, 
^ 82,87, "9. '37- 

„ (Simone), xxii. 

„ (Bernardo), ,, 

„ (Girolamo), ,, 


,, (Antonio), ,, 

Vicentinus (Henr.), 34. 
Vianello (Jerome), xxviii. 
Vidone (Petrus), 70. 
Villamari (Bern. de), 3. 
Villegas (Juan de), 115. 
Villiers de l'Isle Adam, xxix. 
Vinao (Juan), 73. 
Vitoria, see Gobeo. 
Vittoria (Fr. oO, 119- 
Vives (Luys), 155, 156. 
Vogl, 99- 

Volafan (H. de), see Varnhagen. 
Volaterranus, see MalTei de Volterra. 



Wadding (Luke de), loS. 
Waltiemiiller, see Hylacomylus. 
Warton (Thomas), 51. 
Wechel (Chr.), 133, 140. 
Weller (Emi!), 25, 26, 84. 
Welser (of Augsburg), 115 
Weynssen (M.), 107. 
Wind, 119. 
Wolff (Thomas), 72. 
Wood (Anihon. à), 50. 
Worde (Wynkyn de), 44. 
Wyrsung (Marcus), 71. 


Xenophon, 53, I02. 
Xeres (Frane, de), 159, l6o. 
Ximenez (Cardinal), 56, 57. 
Xuarez (Catalina), 171. 
„ (Fernan.), 167. 


Yemenii -(Mr.), 30, 33, 97. 
Verva, see Nuftez. 

ZafiTenus (Servatius), 102. 
Zàmaria, 34. 

Zarco del Valle (Mr, M. R.), 81, 166. 
Zeno (Apost.), 151. 
Ziegler (Jac), 141. 
Ziericzensis (Amandus), 95, I07, 1 19. 
Zophino, see Aristotile. 
Zorzi (Aless.), vii, 35, 36, 37, 69, 74, 
,, de Rusconi, XL. 
Zummaraga (Juan de), 107, I09, HO, 

'3'. 132. 157. >74- 
Zuniga (Juana), 171. 
Zurita (A. de), vii, 24. 


Columbus. Epistola. 



I — 

























S. 1. et a. 
S. 1. et a. 

S. 1. et a. 
S. 1. et a. 
Parisiis, s. a. 
Epistola (Spanish), no date. 4° 
Bulla donationis Alexandri papa. Broadside. fo. Acid. i. 2. 
Dati. Inventione delle Isole di Cannarla (Firenze) s. a. 4° 
Bibl. 28. 29. 
„ La storia delle iuétione delle Isole. Florentie. 4° 5/(J/. 30. 31. 
Ortiz. Tratados. Sevilla. fo. Bibl. 32. 33. 
Carjaval. Oratio. S. 1. et a. (Romse). 4° Bibl. ZZ— 1>S- 
ScHEDEL. Chronicarum liber. Norimbergze. fo. Bibl. 37 — 41. 
„ Buch der Chronicken. Nuremberg. fo. Bibl. 42. 43. 

The passage relating to Behaim is evidently a counter claim 
set up in consequence of the discovery atchieved by Columbus. 
Hence its place bere. 


Columbus. Epistola. Verardus, etc. Basilese. 4° BibL 43 — 45. 
Brandt. Narrenschiff. Basel. 4° Add. 3. 4. 


Syllaqo. De insulis nuper inventis. S. 1. et a. 4° Bibl. 45 — 47. 
Datl Isole trovate per el Re di Spagna., Florentie. 4° Bibl. 461. 
Add. 4. 



1 So ' Chronologicat taòté. 

Lilio. De origine scientiarum. Florentise. 4° Bibl. 47. 48. 


Columbus. Von etlichen Insseln. Straszburg. 4" Bibl. 50. 
Ingherami. De obitu Joannis Hispaniae princ. s. a. 4° Add. 5.6. 
Brandt. Stultifera navis. Basilea. 4° Add. 6. 7. 

„ La nef des folz du monde. Paris. 4° Add. 7. 

DiSE FIGUR anzeigt vns das volck vnd insel. Broàdside. fo. 
Bibl. 51. 


Sabellicus. Historiss. Venetiis. fo. Bibl. 52—54. 
Nebrissensis. (A) Cosmographise introductio. S. 1. et a. 4° Add. 8. 9. 
PoMPONius Mela. Cosraographia. Salmantice. 4° Add. 9. 


Fabricius de vacad. Cronica de Aragon. ^aragoga. fo. Add. io — 1 2. 


Vespuccius. Mmidus novus. S. 1. età. 4° Bibl. 55—68. 

„ Mundus novus. S. 1. et a. 4° Bibl. 68. 

„ Mundus novus. S. 1. et a. 4° Bibl. 68. 69. 

„ Mundus novus. S. 1. et a. 8" Bibl. 69. 

„ Mundus novus. S. 1. et a (ParisLis). 4° Bibl. 70. 

„ Mundus novus. S. 1. et a. (Parisiis). 16° Bibl. 70. 71. 

„ Mundus novus. S. 1. et a. (Parisiis). 8° Bibl. 71. 72. 

,, Mundus novus. .S. 1. et a. (Antverpiae). 4° Bibl. 72. 73. 

■ „ Mundus novus. S. 1. et a. 4° Bibl. 73. 74. 

' „ Mundus novus. S. 1. et a. 4° Add. 1 6. 

,, Mundus noous. S. 1. et a. fo. Add. 16. 

„ Mundus novus. S. 1. et a. 4° Add. 17 — 20. 

Nieuwe Werelt. Thantwerpenj s. a. 4° Add. 20. 21. 


Bergomas. Supplementum chronicarum. Venetiis. fo. Bibl. 162. 

Add. 15. 
Pragmaticas de Ramirez, Alcala. lo. Add. 13 — 15. 


Vespuccius. Mundus novus. Angustie Vind. 4° Bibl. 74. 
Libretto de la navigation de Re de Spagna. Venesia. 4° Bibl. 75. 76. 
Add. 21. 22, 

ChrorMogical table. 1 87 

Columbus. Copia de la lettera per Colombo. Venetia. 4° Bihl. j8 — 80. 

Aifd. 22. 23. 
Vespuccius. Von der new gefundenen Regioii. NUmberg. 4" 
£ii>/. 76. 77. 
„ Von der neuw gefunden Region. O. 0. u. J. 4^ 

£tò/. 77- 
„ Von der neii gefunden Region. 0. 0. 4** jB/^/. 81. 

„ Von dar neu gefunden Region. O. O. 8° jBiò/. 81.82. 

„ Von den nawen Insulen. Leybsigck. 4° Acfc/. ?'. 

„ Von der aeiiwen gefundè Region. 0. O. 4° .<;./;/. 26. 

„ De ore antarctica. Argentina^. 4.° BibL Ì2>. 

Albertinis. -De Mirabilibus urbis Roma. Romse. Bibl. 7-3. 
Copia de vna lettera del Re de Portagallo. Roma. 4° Add. 23 — -25. 
„ di una littera del Re di Portogallo. Milano. 4° Add. 25. 


VfiSPUCCius. Von den nuwe Insulen. Strassburg. 4° Bibl. 84. 85. 

„ Von den newen Insulen. Leypsick. 4° Bibl. 85. 

Bekgomas. Supplementum Cronicarum. Venetiis. fo. Bibl. 85 — 87. 
Maffei de VOLTERRA. Commentariì urbani. Roma. 1506. fo. 
Bibl. 88. Add. 26. 27, 


CosMOGRAPHiAE introductio et Vespucii navigationes. Deodati. 4" 

Bibl."&^. Add. 29 — 33. 
„ introductio et Vespucii navigationes. I>eodati, 

mense Maij. 4° Bibl. 89. 50. 
,1 introducilo et Vespucii navigationes, Deodati»^ 

mense Septembris. Bibl. 91—93. 
Vespuccius. Navigationes. Deodati. Add. 33. 34. 
MoNTALBODDO. Paesi nouamente retrouatL Vicentia. 4" ÈtbL 

96 — 99. Add. 34—38. 
LUDD. Speculum Orbis. Argentinse. fo. Bihl. 99. 100. 
Badius. Navis stultifera. Basilea. 4° Add. 27. 28. 
Petrarca Delle vite de pontefici. Venetia. 4" Add. 38. 
Dandolo. Ad Ferdinandum oratio. S. 1. 4° Add, 39. 


Vespuccius. Von den newen Insjlen. Strasburg. 4° Btbl. loi., 
StaMLER. Dediversarum gentium sectis. Augusta;, fo. Bibl. 101. io?. 
„ De le sette di diverse r;cnte. Vinegia. S^ Bibl. 103. 
fiERGOMAs. Supplementi de le Chi caiche. Vinegia. fo. Bibl. 103. 104. 

1 8à Chronological table. 

MoNTALBODDO. Paesi nuovamente retrouati. Milano. 4° Bibl. 
104. 105. 
„ ET Madrignano. Itinerarium Portugallensium. 

Mediolani. fo. Bibl. 113 — 15.__ 
Ptolemaeus. Geographia. Romas. fo. Bibl. Toó. 
RuCHAMER. Neweunbekanthe Lande. Niirnberg. fo. Bibl. iii. 112. 
„ Nye unbekande Lande. NUreinberch. fo. Add. i,o. a,\. 

Tellez. Razonamiento de los embaxadores. Roma. 4° Add.i^i.i^z. 


Sabellicus. Historia;, Parisiis. fo. Bibl. 115. 

CosMOGRAPHiAE introductio et Vespuccii navigationes. Argentlnae, 

4° Bibl. 116. 
Globus mundi. Argentinse. 4° Bibl. 117. ri8. 
Vespucius. Disz buchlin saget wie die zwen herren, u. s. w. 

Straszburg. 4° Bibl. ii8. Add. 43. 
Der weltkugel Beschrybung. Straszburg. 4° Add. 43. 44. 
Brant. The shyppe of fooles. London. 4° Add. 44. 45. 
FuLGOSUS. De dictis factisq. memorabilibus. Mediolani. fo. 

Add. 46. 
Mantuanus. Opera. Parisiis. 4° Add. 47. 


CosMOGRAPHiAE introductio et Vespuccii navigationes. Lugduni 
s. a. 4° Bibl. 1 19. 120. V 

Albertini. Mirabilia urbis Romse. Romse. 4° Bibl. 120. 121. 
Maffei de VOLTERRA. Commcntarii urbani. Parisiis. fo. Bibl. 122. 
Seneca. Tragoediae e. comm. Gaietani. Venetiis. fo. Add. 48. 49. 

15"- ,- 

Ptolemaeus. Geographia. Venetiis. fo. Bibl. 126—28. 

Maffei de Volterra. Commentarli urbani. Parrhisiis. fo. Bibl. 1 26. 

Add. 53. 
A nev/ interlude of the nature of the iiij elements. (London) 

s. d. 4° Bibl. 464 and 518. Add. 50. 51. 
SoBRARius. Carmen de gestis Ferdinand!. Csesar-augustae. 4' 

Add. 52. 53. ' 

Martyr, Petrus. Opera. Hispali. fo. Bibl. 123—126. Add. 54—3*- 


Stobnicza. Introductio in Ptholomei cosmographiam. Cracoviae. 
4° Bibl 12B. 129. ^dW. 56. 57. . 

♦ Navarrete erroneously gave the Gobeo de Vitoria (Additions, 49. W)* 
date of 1510 10 the Naufragio of The hook was not printed untU 1610. 

Chronological table. l à^ 

MoNTALBODDO. Pacsi nouamcnte retrouati. Milano. 4° Bibl. 130. 
EusEBius. Chronicon. Parisiis. 4° Bibl. 130 — 132. Add. 57. 58, 
Prudentius. Opera. Lucronii. 4° Add. 59. 


Sabellicus. Historia. Parisiis. fo. Bibl. 132. 

Bergomas. Supplementum Cronicarum. Venetiis. fo. Bibl. 132. 133. 

Ptolemaeus. Geographia. Argentinas. fo. Bibl. 133 — 136. 


Cataneo. Genua. Romas s. a. 4° Bibl. 137. 
ALBERtus Magnvs. De natura locorum. Vienna. 4° Bibl.i^Z.i^^. 
„ „ De natura locorum. Argentorati. 4° Bibl. 139. 


Albertus Magnus. De natura locorum. Argentorati. 4° Bibl. 

139. 140. 
Albertinis. Mirabilia urbis Romffi. Romas. 4° Bibl. 140. 
ScHONER. Terree descriptio. Norimbergae. 4° Bibl. 141. 142. 
Add 60. 
„ Orbls typus. Morimbergse. 4° Bibl. 142. 143. 

Reisch. Margarita philosophica. Argentorati. 4° Bibl. 143. 144. 

Add. 60. 
Montalboddo-du redouer. Le nouueau monde. Paris. 4° Bibl. 

145. 14Ó. Add. 61. 62. 
„ „ Le nouueau monde. Paris. 4" 

Bibl. 146. 147. 


Montalboddo-du redouer. Le nouueau monde. Paris. S. a. S* 
Bibl. 147. 148. ' 

Vespuccius. Lettera. S. 1. et a. 4" Bibl. 149. 150. 

Martyr, Petrus. De orbe novo decades. Alcala. 1516. fo. 
Bibl. 151 — 153- 

Psalterium polyglottum ed. Giustiniani. Genua. fo. Bibl. 154— 158. 

Magnus. Oratio in funere regis. catholici. Neapoli, 4° Add. 62. 63. 


Montalboddo. Paesi nouamente retrovati. Venetia. 8° Bibl. 159. 

Add. 69. 
Breydenbach. Voyage de Jherusalem. Paris, fo. Add. 64. 65. 
IsoLANis, Isid. Opuscula. Mediolani. fo. Add. 65. 66. 
Herrera. Disputatio aduersus Aristotelem. Salamanca. 4" 

Add. 66—68. 
Sabellicus. Rapsodie historiarum. Parisiis. fo. Add. 68, 

i 90 Chronological table. 


POMPONius Mela. De situ orbis. Venetiis. 8° Bibl. 159. 160. 
„ ,, De situ orbis. Viennse. fo. Bibl. 160. 161. 

DiONYSius Periegetes. Situs orbis. Viennse. 4° Bibl. 162. 
FULGOSUS. De dictis factisq. memorabilibus. Parrhisiis. 4° 

Add. 69. 70. 
EuSEBius. Chronicon. Parisiis. 4° Add. 70. 
ScHMAUS. De morbo gallico. Auguste Vindel. 4° Add, 71.72. '. 

j . I519. 

jMoNTALBODDO. Paesi nouamente retrouati. Milano. 4° Bibl. t6j. 
:Stobnicza. Introductio in Ptolemaei Cosmographiam. Cracoviae. " 
Bibl. 164— 1 66. 

Albertinis. Mirabilia urbis Romse. Basilea. i,° Bibl. 166. Add. 72. 

Enciso. Suma de geographia. Sevilla. fo. Bibl. 167 — 169. 

Oviedo. Libro del cauallero Claribalte. Valencia, fo. Add, Ty 


Varthema. Itinerario. Venetia. 8" Bibl. 169 — 172. 

„ Itinerario. Venetia. 4" Add. 74. 

Copia der Newen Zeytung ausz Presillg Landt. 0. 0. u. J. 4" 

Bibl. 172 — 174. 
■ „ der Newen Zeytung ausz Presillg Landt. Augspurg. 4° 

Bibl. 174 — 176. 
Provinciae sive regiones in India. Valleoleti. 4° Bibl. 176. 
Martyr Angli ara. Schiffung mit dem Lanndt der Gulden Insel. 

O. O. u. J. 4° Bibl. 177. Add. 80. 
Albertinis. Mirabilia urbis Rom93. Lugduni. 4° Bibl. 177. 178. 

„ Mirabilia urbis Roma;. Bononiae. 4° Bibl. 179. 

AuszuG ettlicher Sendbrief. Niirnberg. 4° Bibl. 179. 
Ptolemaeus. Geographia. Argentcrati. fo. Bibl. 178. Add. 73. 74. 
LiTTERA mandata della Insula de Cuba. S. 1. 4° Add. 75. 76. 
Margallo. Phisices compendium. Salmantice. fo. Add. 77. \ 

IvL^RTYR, Petrus. Poemata. S. 1. 4° Add. 78. 
PiGHius. De ratione paschalis celebratione (Parisiis). S. a. fo. 

Bibl. 180. Add. 79. 
SoLiNUS. Enarrationes ed. Camers. Viennse. fo. Bibl. 181 — 184. 
Pragmaticas de Ramirez. Sevilla. fo. Add. 78. 79. 
Angliara. Viaggio de liscia de loro. S. a. Add. 80. 


Mari-yr, Petrus. Decades. Basilea. 4" Bibl. 188. 189. 
MoNTALBODDO. Paesi nouamente retrouati. Venetia. 4° Bibl, 


Chronological table. 19! ■ 

* _ .. • ^ 

MoNTALBODDO-DU REDOUER. Nouvcau Monde. Paris. 4° Bibl. 

189. 190. 
La Salle. La salade. Paris, fo. Add. 80. 81. 
Padilla. Los triumfos de los aposteles. Sevilla. fo. Add. 81. 82. 

:. 1522. 

PoMPONius Mela. Ed. Vadianus. Basilea, fo. Bibl. 1 91 — 193. 
Translation usz hispanischer sprach. Temistitian. 0. O. u. J. 4. 

Bibl. 193. 
Varthema. Itinerario. Venetia. 8° Bibl. 194. 
Zeitung ausz India. 0. O. u. J. 4° Bibl. 195. 196. ' 

Of the NEW LANDES foundc by the Kynge of portygale. S. a. 

4° Bibl. 197 — 199. 
Ptolemaeus. Geographia, ed. Frisius. Argentorati. fo. Bibl. 

199 — 202. 
Cortes. Carta de relacion. Sevilla. fo. Bibl. 202. 

„ • Noue de le isole. Mediolani. 4° Bibl. 221. 
Apianus. Declaratio typi cosmographici. PN.atisbon£e. 4° Add. 82. 

„ Declaratio typi cosmographici. s. 1. et a. A.dd. 82 
Newe zeittung von Jucatan. O. O. u. J. 4° Add. 83. 84. 
Breydeneach. Voyage de Hierusalem. Paris. 4° Add. 84, 


Cortes. Carta de relacion. Carago^a. fo. Bibl. 222. 223. 

„ Carta tercera. fo Bibl. 123 — 30. 

„ Contreyen vanden Eylanden. Thantwerpen.4° ^iVa". 85. 86. 

,, Ysles trouuez par les espaignolz. Anvers. 4° Add. 86. 87. 
M.\xiMiLiANUS Transylvanus. Epistola. Romae. 4° Bibl. 231. 

,, Epistola. Alia editio. Romse. 4° Bibl. 232. 

Albertinis. De Roma prisca et nova. Romas. 4° Add. 87. 


Cortes. Narratio. Norimbergae. fo. Bibl. 233. 234. 

„ Preclara narratione. Venetia. 4° Bibl. 241. 242.' 

„ .Preclara narratione. (editio altera) Venetia. 4° Bibl. 242. 

„ Tertia narratio. Norimberga;, fo. Bibl. 235 — 37. i 

Apianus. Cosmographicus liber. Landshutas. 4° Bibl. 237 — 39-1 

Add. 87. 88. . 

Bergomas. Supplementum de le chroniche. Venetia. fo. Bibl. 240. ' 

Add. 87. 88. 
Francis. De situ orbis. Antverpiee. 12' Èibl. 243 — 45. 


Arias de Avila. Lettere della conquista del paese del Mar 
Oceano. S. !• et a. ió° Bibl. 245. Add. 88. 

àgi Chronobgical tao le. 

Fries. Auslegung der Mercarthen. Straszburg. io, Bibl, 246. 
PiGAFETTA. Voyage et navigation des Espaignolz. Paris. 8' 

Bibl. 24.7 — 51. 
Cortes. Quarta relacion. Toledo, fo. Bibl. 252. 
Ptolemaeus. Geographia. Argentoragi. fo. Bibl. 253-. Add. 90. 
FóSS^TiER. Victoire obtenue deuant Pavia. (Anvers), s. a. 8° 

Add, .89. 90. 


VARtHEMA. Itinerario, Veiietia. 8° Bibl. 253. 

Cortes. Quarta relacion. Valencia, fo. Bibl. 254. 

Oviedo. Naturai hy.storia de las Indias. Toledo, fo. Bibl. 255—59. 

Petrarca. Vite de pontifici. Vinegià. 4° Add. 90. gì» 

Maffei de Volterra. Commentarli urbani. Parisiis. fo. Add. gj. 


La SaLle, a. de. La salade. Paris, fo. Bibl. 260. 261. 
Fries. Uslegung der mercarthen. Straszburg. fo. Bibl. s6i. 

Add. 92. 93. 
Glareanus, Geographia. Easileae. 4° Bibl. 262. 263. 
Ferkelius. Monalosphseriura. Parisiis. fo. Add. 93. 
„ Cosmotheorja. Parisiis. fo. Add. 94. 95. 


Glareanus. Geographia. Basileee. 4' BiM. 264. 
Coppo da Isola. Portolano. Venetia. 8° Bibl. 264—266. 
Bordone. Isole del mondo. Vinegia. fo. Bibl. 266—268. 
Las pragmaticas del Reyno. Alcala. fo. Add. 95. 96. 
M0NTALBODDO-DU REDOUER. Nouveau monde. Paris. 4° BiM. 269. 
Add. 96. 97. 


Glareanus. Geographia. Friburgi. 4° Bibl. 269-^70. 
Apianus. Cosmographicus liber. Antverpise. 4" Bibl. 270. 27.1. 

Add. 97. ( 

„ Cosmographia introductio. Ingolstadii. 13° Bibl. 271. 72.' 

Marco Polo. Libro del famoso Marco Polo. Logronot fo. 

Add. 98. 99. 


^Fries. Untenveisung der Cartha Marina. Straszburg. fo. Bibl. 272. 
Add. 99. 100. 
,, Cartha marina. Straszburg. fo. Bìòl. 2 7 8. 
Ci,EMEii3 VII, Bulla prò Carolo V. Bononije, 4° Bibl. 273. 274. 

Chronological table. " 193 

ENCisa Suma de geografia. Scvilla. fo. Bibl. 274. ,^ 

Martyr, Petrus. Decades. Compiuti, fo. Bibl. 275. 276. I; 

„ Opus epistoìarum. Compiuti, fo. JBiù!. 279 — 283. 
Sapidus. Epitome historis rauiidi. Lugdaai, s. a. Bibi- 276. 
Ge^ima Frisius. Principia aslTOiiomis;. Antverpia;. 4° Bibl. 276. 
„ De principiis aslroacniie. Louanii. 4° Add. 102, 

PoMPONius Mela. De sitii crbis. Luteiicc. fo. Bibl. z-jj. 
Marineo. Cosas meinorables de Espf.ria. Alcala. fo. Bibl. 278. 
Maffei of Volterra. Commentarli urbani. Basilea:, fo. Bibl, 283. 

Add. 102. 103. 
Fracastor. Syphilis. Verona. 4° Add. 100 — 102. 


Resende, epitome. Lovanii. 4° Bibl. 283. 284. 
FracatOR. Syphilis. Parisiis. 16° Add. 103. 

,, Syphilis. Romee. 4. Add. 103. 104. 

Parmentier. Description des merveilles de ce monde. Paris. 4" 
Add. 104 — 106. 

1532. ,, 

Bordone. Isolarlo. Vinegia. fo. Bibl. 2S4. 
Marineo. Res Hispanias memorabiles. fo. Bibl. 284. 
Ptolemaeus. Tabulas geographicse. Argentorati. fo. Bibl. 285. 
Glareanus. Geographia. Francofurti, fo. Bibl. 285. 
EXTR.4IT ou recueil des isles (Pierre Martyr et Cortez). Paris. 4' 

Bibl. 28Ó. 287. 
Cortes. De insulis nuper inventis. Colonia:, fo. Bibl. zSZ. 289. 
ZmOLER, Opera varia. Argentorati. fo. Bibl. 290. 
Grynaeus. Novus orbis. Basileae. fo. Bibl. 291 — 296. 

„ Novus orbis. Parisiis. fo. Bibl. 296 — 299. 

Martin de Valencia. Passio Andree de Spoleto. Tholose. 4° 

Add. 106. 107. 
„ El Lutero de las almas de Kuketan. fo. 

Add. 108. 
Bernal. Lettres. Tholose. s. a. 4° Add. 107. 


Apianus, Cosmographiae introductio. Ingolstadii. 12° Bibl. 272. 

„ Cosmogi-aphicus liber. Antverpise. 4" Bibl. 305. 

„ Cosmographicus liber. Parisiis. 4° Bibl. 306. 

„ Cosmographi» introductio. Venetiis. 8° Add. 108. 

Franck. Weltbuch. Tubingen. fo. Bibl. 299, 
Columbus. Bellum christianorum principum. Basilea:, fo. Bibl. 
300. 301. 


ìgi Chronological tahle. 

Martyr. Petrus. Decades. EasileEc. fo. Bibl. 301. 302, 
ZuMARRAGA. Botscliaff. O. 0. u. J. 4° Bibl. 303. 

„ Universis et singulis fratribus in Christo. . 4? Add. 

109. no. 

Marineo. Cosas memorables de Espana. Alcala. fo. Bibl. 306. 

„ De rebus Hispani». Compiuti, fo. Bibl. 306. Add, 

108. 109. 

ScHONER. Opusculum geographicum. (Noriraberg£e) s. a. 4° Bibl. 

304- 305- 
Glareanus. Geographia. Friburgi. 4° Bibl. 306. 


Glareanus. Geographia. Venetiis. 4° Bibl. 306. Add. no. 
Letera de la nobil cipta. S. 1. et a. 8° Bibl. 315. 316. 
Maximìliànus TransylvanuG. Viaggi dagli Spaglinoli. Venetia. 4° 

Copia delie lettere del prefetto della India. S. 1. et a. 4° Bibl. 

317- 32I- 
HoNTER. Cosmographise rudimenta. Basilese. 4° Bibl. 322. 323. 
Francesco da Bologna. Letera. S. 1. et a. 4° Bibl. 307. 308. 
Pfter of Gand. Chronica. Antverpiie. 8° Bibl. 308 — 310. 
Bordone. Isole del mondo. Vinegia. fo. Bibl. 310. Add. 112. 113. 
Grynaeus. Die New welt. Straszburg. fo. Bibl. 311. 
Vadianus. Epitome trium terree partium- Tiguri. fo. Bibl 312.313. 
„ Epitome triura terra partium. Tiguri. 8° Bibl. 464. 

Add. no. in. 
Martyr and Ovieido. Historia de l'Indie Occidentali. Vinegia. 4° 

Bibl. 313—15. 
Zeytung, Newe, aus Hispanien. O. 0. 4° Bibl. 323, 
NouvELLES certaines des Isles du Perù. -Lyon. 12° Bibl. 324. 
Franck. Weltbuch. Tiibingen. 1534. fo. Bibl. 325. 326. 
Xeres. Conquista del Perù. Sevilla. fo. Bibl. 327 — 329. 
Conquista del Perù. Sevilla. fo. Bibl. 329. 330. 
Petrarca. Vite de pontefici. Vinegia. 8" Add. ni. 
Apianus. Cosmographicus liber. Antverpiae. 4° Add. in. 112. 

Xeres. Conquista del Perù. Vinegia. 4° Bibl. 330 — 332.. 
„ Conquista del Perù. Milano. 4° Bibl. 332. 3^3. 
Apianus. Cosmographis introductio. Venetiis. 8° Bibl. 33^. 
Sabellicus. Historiae. Parisiis. fo. Bibl. 333. 
Bergomas. Supplementum chronicarum. Parisiis. fo. Bibl, 324- 335' 
Varthema, Itinerario. Vinegia. 8° BUI. 335. 
Lettera de la nobil citta. S. L et a. 4° Bibl. 336. 

Chronological table. 1 95 

Oviedo. Historia de las Indias. Sevilla. fo. Bibl. 337 — 340. 
Reisch. Margarita philosophica. Basileae. 4° Bibl. 341 
Vadianus. Epitome. Anverpias. 8° Bibl. 342. 
Ptolemaeus. Geographia. Lugduni. fo. Bibl. 342 — 45. 
Steinhowel. Chronica. Franckfurt. fo. Bibl. 346. 
Glareanus. Geographia. Friburgi. 4° Bibl. 346. 
TRiTHEmus. Epistolse familiares. Hagenoae. 4° Bibl. 347. 348. 
CoPEY etlicher brieff ausz Hispania. 0. 0. 4" Acid. 113. 114. 
Lettere di Pizarro. 8° Acid. 114 — 117. 


Martyr, Petrus. Decades. Parisiis. fo. Bibl. 348. 
Maximili.inus Transylvanus. Viaggio. S. 1. 4° Bibl. 349. 
Flaminius. Epistola. Boiionias. 4° Bibl. 350. 
Ziegler. Opera vana. Argentorati. fo. Bibl. 350. 351. 
Brocard. Descriptio Terr» Sanctae. Antverpise. 8" Bibl. 351. 352. 
Flaminius. Epistola ad Paulum III. Bononiaj. 4° Add. n8. 
Fracastor. Syphilis. Basileae. 16° Add. 118. 


Sacro Bosco. Sphera volgare. Venetiis. 4° Bibl. 352. 
Giustiniani. Annali di Genoa. Genoa, fo. Bibl. 353 — 355 
Bordone. Isolaria. Venetia. ,s. a. fo. Bibl. 355 356 
NuwEZ. Tratado da Sfera. Olissipone. fo. Bibl 356. 35? 
Grynaeus. Novus orbis. Basilese. fo. Bibl, 357 358. 
Garces. Capacidad de los Indios. Add. 118. 
C0SMOGRAPHIAE iii'croductio Venetiis. 12° Add. 119. 
Amakdus de Zyriczee. Chronica Antverpiae. 12° Add. 119. 
Glareanus. Gsographia. Venetiis. 4° Add. 120. 
Ferri. Ligni sancii medicina. F..omae. 4° A..dd. 120. 


S.^BELUC'JS. Historiae. Basiless. fo. Bibl. 358. 
Glareanus. Geographia. Venetiis. 8° Bibl. 35S. Add. 124. 125 
Ritiiaymer. De orbis terraruin situ. Norimbergse. 4° Add. 124. 
Copia di una lettera di Sibilia. S. 1. e. a. 8" Add. 121 — 124, 


I\Iarinso. Co:-as de Espana. Alcala. fo. Bibl. 359. 360. 
Lettera de la nobil citta, S. 1. 4° Bibl. 361. 
Gl.\reanus. Geographia. Friburgi. 4" Bill. 361. Add. 125. 
Apianue. Cosrncgraphia AntvsrpiK. 4° Bibl. 362. , 
Diaz de ysla. Mal serpentino. Sevilla. fo. Add. 125' 126. 

! gè i2hronological table 


Apianus. Cosmographia. Antverpiae. 4" Bibl. 362. 363. 
Ptolemaeus. Geographia. Basileae. fo. Bibl. 363. 364. 
Manual de adultos. Mexico. 4° Bibl. ^6^ — m.Add. 127 — 130. 
Guazzo. Historie. Venetia. S° Add. 130. 131. 
DoCTRiNA Christiana. Mexico. S. a. 4° Add. 131. 132. 
PoMPONtus Mela. Desitu orbis. Parisiis, Roigny. fo. Add. 132, 133 

„ De situ orbis. Parisiis, Wechel. fo. Add. 133. 134. 

Gallus. De ligno sancto. Parisiis. 8° Add. 134. 
Ferri. Du sainct Boys. Poitiers. 8° Add. 135. 136. 
Vanegas de busto. Diferencias de Hbros. Toledo. 4° Add. 136. 
Pragmaticas de Ramirez. Valladolid. s. a. fo. Add. 137. 
Mexia. Varia lecion. Sevilla, de Robertis. 4° A.dd. 138. 139. 
„ Varia lecion. Sevilla, Cromberger. 4° Add. 139. 


Ptolemaeus. Geographia. Lugduni. 1541. fo. Bibl. 378. 379. 
MOnster. Cosmographia (German). Basel. fo. Bibl. 3 So. 
Relacion del terremoto. Mexico. 4° Bibl. 379. 

„ del terremoto. S. 1. 4° Add. 140. 

Apianus. Cosmographia. Norimbergas. 4° BibL. 359 

„ Cosmographia. Venetiis. 4° Bibl. 380. 

GoES. Fides Aethiopum. Parisiis. 8° Add 140 


FraNCK. Weltbuch. S. 1 fo. Bibl. 380. 381 

Cabe^a de vaca. Relacion. Zamora. 4° Bibl. 381 — 384 

Ptolemaeus. Geographia. Basileae fo. Bibl. 384 — 386 

BoEMUS, Gentium mores. Antverpis. 8° Add. 141. 

Diaz de ysla. Fructo de Todos Santos. Sevilla. fo. Add. 141 42 

„ Fruto de Todos Santos. Lisboa, fo. Add. 142 

Glareanus. Geographia. Parisiis. 4° Add. 1.-^3. 
Ferri. Ligni sancti medicina. Parisiis. 16° Add. 143 
GoES. Hispania. Lovanii. 4° Add. 144. 


Copernicus. Revolutiones orbium coelestium. Norimberga, fo 

Bibl. 386. 387 
D'Ocampo. Cronica de Espaiìa. Medina del Campo, fo. Bìil. 

387 388. 
Valencia. Thesoro de virtudes. Medina del Campo. 4° Bibl. 359 

* It is owing to a mistake of the Pierre de Mfssit. Add. 91, 92. bc-ar 
printer that the Diversts lefons de the date of 15^0. 

Chronological table. 1 97 

Valencia. Martyno del F. Andr. de Espoleto. S. 1. 4° Bibl. 390» 

Add. 106. 107. 
PiGHius. De sequinoctiorum inventione. Parisiis. 8° Bibl. 391. 
Diom-sius. De situ orbis. Venetiis. 4° Bibl. 391. 
Leyes nueuamente hechas. Alcala. fo. Bibl. 392 — 396. 
Maurolycus. Cosmographia. Venetiis. 4° Add. 144. 
SOLiNus. Res memorabiles. Basileae. fo. Add. 145. 


ZuMARRAGA. Doctrina de la fé. Mexico. 4° Bibl. 397. 

Gerson. Tripartitio. Mexico. 4° Bibl. 398. 

Cordova. Doctrina Christiana. Mexico. 4° Bibl. 399. 400. 

Gemma Phrysius. Principia astronomiae. Antverpiae. 8° Bibl. 400. 

Apianus. La Cosmographie. Anvers. 4° Bibl. 401. 

RiCKEL. Compedio. Mexico. 4° Bibl. 402. 

„ Compendio. Mexico. S. a. Bibl. 493. 
Biondo. De ventis. Venetiis. 8° Bibl. 403. 

„ De los vientos. 4° Add. 148. 

Mafkei DE VOLTERRA. Commeutarii. Basilcae. fo. Bibl. ^oy Add. 147. 
MUnster. Cosmographia (German). Basel. fo. Bibl. 404. 405. 
Glareanus. Geographia. Venetiis. 8° Bibl. 405. 
G1AMBULLARI. Sito dell' Inferno. Firenze. 8° Bibl. 406. 
Drvander. Cosmographia. Coloniae. 4° Add. 147. 
Postel. De orbis terra concordia. S. 1. et a. fo, Add. 146. 
Goes. Opuscula. Lovanii. 4° Add. 145. 146. 


Fèrrer. Sententias catholicas. Barcelona, 8° Bibl. 406-. 407. 

Add. 151. 152. 
Apianus. Cosmographia. Antvcrpias: 4° Bibl, 407. 408. 
Alphonsus. Tabulse astronomicas, Parisiis. 4° Bibl. 408. 409.. 
Oviedo. Histoire du Perou. Paris 1545. 4° Bibl. 409 — 411. ' 
Resende. Obras. Lisboa, fo. Bibl. 411 — 413, 
Medina. Arte de navegar. Valladolid. fo. Bibl. 413. 414. 
Cartier. Navigation au Canada. Paris, V Bibl. 414 — 417. 
Sacrobusto, Sphera (Spanish). Sdvilla. 4° Add. 148. 149. 
Venero. Enchiridion de los tiempos. Salamanca. 8" Add. 149.. 
Pragmaticas de Ramirez. Toledo, fo. Add, 149. 
MOnster. Cosmographia (German). Basel. fo. Add. 149. 150. 
Guazzo. Historie. Vinegia. 12° Add. 151,* 
Ptolemaeus, Geographia. Basilese. fo. Add. 153. 


Marineo. Vida de Don Fernando, Toledo, 4° Bibl, 417, 
HoNTER. Rudimenta cosmographica, Tigurì. 8° Bibl. 419. 

198 Chronological tabìe. 

DocTRtNA Christiana. Mexico. 4° Bibl. 419. 

Enciso. Suma de geographia. Sevilla. fo. Bibl. 420. 

FocARD. Paraphrase de l'Astrolabe. Lyon. 8° Bibl. 420. 421. 

Biondo. De ventis. Venetiis. 4° Bibl. 421. 422. 

Venegas. Diferencias de libros. Toledo. 4° Acid. 153. 154. 

GuAzzlo. Historie. Vinegia. 12° Add. 154. 

Cervantes de Salazar. Obras. Toledo. 4° Add. 155. 156. 

Las casas. Cancionero Spiritual. Mexico. Add. 157. 

Ferri. Du sainct Eoy«. Poictiers. 12° Add. 157. 158. 


Bordone. Isolario. Venetia. fo. Bibl. 422. 423. 

Regula Christiana. Mexico 4° Bibl. 423. 

Xeres. Conquista del Perù. Salamanca, fo. Bibl. 424. 

„ Conquista del Perù. S. l. e. a. 4° Add. 159. 
Oviedo. Coronica de las Indias. S. 1. fo. Bibl. 425. Add. 160, 
Mexia. Coloquios. Sevilla. 12° Add. 158. 159. 


Gemma phrysius. Princip. astronomiae. Antverpise. 8» Bibl. 

425. 426. 
DoctRiNA Christiana. Mexico. 4° Bibl. 426. 
Medina. Grandezas de Espana, S. I. fo. Bibl. 427 
Mendoza. Ordenangas. Mexico, fo Bibl. 428. 
Apianus, Cosmographia (Spanish). Enveres. 4° Bibl. 429. 
Augusti. Opuscula. August. Vindel. 4° Bibl. i^tq. Add. 161 162. 
Ptolemaeus. Geographia (Italian). Venetia. 8° Bibl. 430. 431. 
Regimento de fazenda. Lisboa, fo. Bibl. 431 
HoNXER. Rudimenta cosmographise. Tiguri. 8° Bibl. 432. 
Mekia. Dialogos. Sevilla. Add. 160. 
Medina. Cosas memorables. S. 1. fo. Add. 160. t6i. 
DoDOENS, Cosmographica. Antverpise. 16° Add 162 
Gkmma pkrysius. Princip. astronomiae. Parisiis. 4' Add. 163. 
Cabrerà. Meditatiunculse. Pinciee. 1548. s,'^ Add. 163 164. 
Vadianus. Epitome. Tiguri. 8° Add. 165. 


Albenino. Relacion d'I Perù. Sevilla. 8° Eìbl. 436. Add. 167 
Garimberto. Problemi naturali. Venetia. 8" Bibl. 437. Add. 168. 

♦ The Opera medicìnalia of Beavo v/ould. be takcn as tliat when the book 

[Bibl. 435. 436) was not printed in was originally printed. We possess 

1549, but in 1570. The latter date the incised ti'p, which Wf5 found in 

was cut off by a wag, in the hope Madrid, in tha possession of the 

that the date of 1549, which is really gentleman who first sold the boolc. 
aniong the ornaments in the border, 

Chronological table, 199 

Pragmaticas de Ramirez. Medina del Campo, fo. Add. 165. 
Venero. Enchiridion de los tiempos. Qaragoga. Add. 166. 
HoNTER, Rudimenta cosmographica. Tiguri. 8° Add. 168. 

Garimberto. Problemi naturali. Venetia. 8° Bibl. 437. 43S. 
MOnster. Cosraographei. Basel. fo. Bibl. 438. 439. Add. i6g 

„ Cosmographia universalis. Basileae. fo. Bibl. 444. 
Peucer. De dimensione terrae. WittebergBS. 1550. 8. Add. 173. 
Sabellicus. Chronica (Portuguese). Coimbra. fo. Bibl. 440. 
Cortez. Von demNewen Hispanien. Augspurg. fo. Bibl. 441. 442. 
Apianus. Cosmographia. Antverpiae 4° Bibl. 443. 

„ Cosmographia. Basileae. 4° Bibl. 443. 
Alberti. Descrittone d'Italia. Bologna, fo, Bibl. 450. 
Sepulveda. Apologia. Roraae. 8" Bibl. 451 — 455. 
Benito. Doctrina Christiana (Mixteca). Mexico. 4° 445 — 450. 
Ramusio. Navigationi. Venetia. fo. Bibl. 455. 
Pragmaticas de Ramirez. Toledo, fo. Add. 169. 
C0SMOGRAPHIAE introductio. Paris. 8° Add. 170. 
Cabrerà. Flores de Consolacion. Valladolid. 8° Add. 171. 
Sacrabosco. Sphera con annotationi. Firenze. 4° Add. 172. 
Valtanas. Compendio. Sevilla. 4° Add. 172. 
Sepulveda. Apologia. Roma. 8° Bibl. 303. Add. 174. 



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Basalenque (Diego). Arte del idioma Tarasco, reimpresso bajo el 
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Tome I. — Uriccecha(E). Gramàtica. Vocabulario. Calecismo i Confes 
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ditos, auipenlados y correjidos. Paris, 1871, in-8, br., LX et 252 pp. 

30 fr. 


Tome II. — Castillo i Orozco (Eujenio, cura de Talaga). Vocabu- 
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coechea. Paris, 1877, in-8, br., XXIV et 123 pp. 20 fr. 

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Catéchisme dans la méme langue. Nouvelle édition publiée confor- 
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br., XXXII-80 et 56 pp. 20 fr. 

Tome IV. — Ollantai, drame en vers Quechuas du temps des Incas. 
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drame. Traduit et commentò par Pacheco Zegarra. Paris, 1878, in-8. 
CLXXIV et 272 pp. 40 fr. 

Tome V. - Celedon (R.). Gramàlica, Catecismo i vocabulario de la 
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Goajira. 30 fr. 

Tome VI. — Arte y Vocabulario de la lengua Chiquita. Sacados de 
manuscritos inedìtos del siglo XVIII, por L. Adam y V. Henry, Pa- 
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Tome VII. — Magio (Padre-Antonio). Arte de la lengua de los Indios 
Bauresdela provincia de los Moxos conforme al manuscrito origi- 
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C. Ledere. Paris, 1880, in-8 br., de III et 118 pp. 20 fr. 

Tome Vili. - Grammaireset Vocabulaires Roucouyenne, Arrouague. 
Piacopo et d'autres langues de la région des Guyanes, par J. Cre- 
vaux. P. Sagot et L. Adam. Paris, 1882, in-8, br., Ili et 288 pp. 40 tr. 

Tome IX. — Grammaire et Vocabulaire de la langue Taensa, avec 
textes traduits et commentés par J.-D. Haumonté, Parisot, L. Adam, 
Paris 1882, in-8, br.,XIX et 113 pp. 20 fr. 

Tome X. — Celedon (Rafael). Gramatica de la lengua Koggaba, con 
Vocabularios y Catecismos (y un vocabulario Espanol, Guamaka, 
Chimila y Bintukua, Paris, 1886, in-8, br., XXXIV et 129 pp. 20 fr. 

Tome XI. ~ Pareja (P. Francisco). Arte de la lengua. /Timuquana 
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por Lucien Adam y J. Vinson, Paris, 1886, in-8 br., XXXI et 132 pp. 

20 fr. 

Tome XII. — Siméon (Rèmi). Annales de Domingo Francisco de San 
Anton Munon Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin. Sixième et septième 
Relations 1258-1612, publiées et traduites sur le manuscrit originai. 
Paris, 1889, in-8, br., XLIV et 355 pp. à 2 colonnes. 50 fr. 

Tome XIII. — Adam (Lucien), Arte de la lengua de los Indios Antis o 
Campas ; varias preguntas, advertencias i Doctrina Cristiana con- 
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Ledere, con un Vocabulario metodico i una Introduccion compara- 
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Tome XIV. — Adam (Lucien), Langue Mosquito. Graramaire, Voca- 
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Tome XV. — Coudreau (Henri). Vocabulaires méthodiques des lan- 
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Tome XVI. — La Cueva (Le R. P.). Principes et dictionnaire de la 
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Tome XVII. — Adam (Lucien), Matériaux pour servirà l'établissement 
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1893, in-8, br., de 139 pp. 20 fr. 

Tome XVIII. — Adam (Lucien). Matériaux pour servir à l'établisse- 
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Tome XIX. — Raoul de la Grasserie et Nicolas Leon. Langue Ta- 
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Tome XX. — Adam (Lucien). Matériaux pour servir à l'établissement 
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1897, in-8, br., de 10 et 123 pp. 25 fr. 

Tome XXI. — Raoul de la GRASSEmE. Langue Anca (ou langue indi- 
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Tome XXIII. — Adam (Lucien). Matériaux pour servir à l'établisse- 
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Tome XXIV. — Raoul de la Grasserie. Cinq langues de la Colombie 
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Tome XXV. — Grasserie (Raoul de la). Le Nahuatl. Langue des Az- 
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