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Books Printed between the Years 1500 and 1600.

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1506. 1 VON DEN Newen INSULEN und landen so yttz kurtzlichen

erfunden seynd durch den kunigh von Portigal .... Leipsik. 4to. pp. 12. Fine copy in Morocco 71. 7s. This excessively rare book is a German translation of Vesputius' account of his discoveries.

1508 2 ITINERARIUM PORTUGALLENSIUM e Lusitania in Indiam & inde in occidentem & demum ad aquilonem.

Milan Folio. Fine


in Morocco, 71. 7s. Translated from the “ Paese Novamente Ritrovati," by Archangelo

Madrignani, who announces it as having been made from a Portuguese original. It is reprinted in Grynæus' Novus Orbis, &c. 1532.

1516. 3 PSALTERIUM,Hebræum, Græcum, Arabicun et Chaldaicum, cum

tribus latinus interpretationibus & glossis..... Genue. Folio. 21. 2s. The Polyglott Psalter, published by Justiniani, is remarkable for contain

ing an account of COLUMBUS and his discoveries in an annotation on the 19th Psalm, “ Coli enarrant."

1519. 4 DenciSO, MARTIN FERNANDEZ, Suma de Geographia que trata

de todas las partidas y Provincias del Mundo, en especial de
las Indias

Folio, black letter, 101. 10s.
Very fine copy, extremely rare, and apparently the first book printed in

Spanish, relating to America ;-unknown to Robertson.
Enciso having gained a considerable sum in St. Domingo by practising

law, was induced by Ojeda to join him in an expedition of discovery
and conquest to the continent of America. After suffering great hard-
ships and hair-breadth escapes, which are related by Herrera, he re-
turned to Spain, and published this work for the instruction of Charles
V. The account of America is principally from his own observations,
and his account of his intimation to the Indians of Cenu to surrender
to the King of Spain, one of the most singular relations that ever
escaped the scrutiny of the Spanish Inquisition. In his Account of
Africa, he speaks of a Nation in the Interior, skilled in the making of
all sorts of Arms of iron and steel.

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