Interesting and very good facsimile edition of the “Book of Prophecies”, by Christopher Columbus, produced in 1984 by the publisher Testimonio for its collection “Tabula Americae”, of which it is number 2, and whose original has been kept since the 16th century in the Capitular and Colombina Library of Seville.
Edition limited to 750 copies, numbered and certified with notarial act.
Facsimile bound in dry-carved leather, ribbed spine, flat with 4 metal pyramidal nails, format 22.5 x 30.7 cm. 160 pages on aged and mutilated paper, just as the original manuscript is found.
Accompanied by a complementary study book (ISBN 9788486290023), bound in paperback with flaps and with a dust jacket with wide flaps (this one with slight signs of use when having the facsimile on top, and to which we have placed a thin rigid cardboard so that it does not continue to damage ), format 16.8 x 23.7 cm. 124 pages with previous study, translation and notes by Mr. Francisco Álvarez Seisdedos. Foreword by Francisco Morales Padrón.
Both books are presented in a beautiful leather-lined, dry-carved wooden case that has a small natural leather defect on one side of the spine. Format 25 x 34.5 x 5.5 cm.
Complete copy and, except as indicated, in perfect condition.
The somewhat mysterious title of “Book of Prophecies” leads many to think that it is predictions made by Christopher Columbus. This is not the case; but his content is indeed a set of predictions made in the Holy Scriptures and that the Admiral believed he could relate to his mission. Columbus, a great reader of the Bible, extracted from it all the biblical references regarding the recovery of Jerusalem, the discoveries and conversion of islands, Tarsis and Ophir. It is a work born after the Discovery and is interesting for the knowledge of the intellectual personality of the Discoverer.
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