Commemorative edition V Centenary of the Discovery of America: Logbook of Christopher Columbus, plus the text of a Letter. Ocean Editions 1993. Edition reproduced from the collection “Chronicles of America” of History 16, 1985.
Edition with a beautiful decorated editorial leather binding, 14.5 x 21.2 cm format. 240 pages. Numbered, although the number of copies is not specified (the one we offer you is the marked copy number 2749-P).
With the simple words: “We leave Friday, August 3, 1492 years, from the Saltes bar, at eight o’clock”, begins not only “El Diario de a Bordo” written by Columbus, but also the most transcendental of the voyages that have sailed the seas of history.
A vivid account of this journey to what was to be unknown lands is made throughout the pages of the book. Day by day what happens first on board and then on land, once the ships have arrived at their surprising destination, is discussed.
A work that contributes so well to the knowledge of those new lands and to the difficulties presented by such an arduous journey through the Dark Sea, in turn offers certain problems in its study.
The most important is the fact that the original text of the “On-Board Log” has been lost. To the many unknowns that Columbus’ life offers, beginning with the question of his birth and ending with the place where he was buried, we must add the loss of this text.
We owe the work that has come into our hands to Fray Bartolomé de las Casas. It is a broad compendium of the original work, in which he alternated many textual paragraphs born from the Admiral’s pen.
… The work is enriched in its last pages with “Letter of Columbus”, an epistle due to the Admiral’s pen in which he gave a happy description of the Indies, a portentous act that, he himself affirms, should be celebrated with joy and great parties.
… (Extracted from the Prologue, texts in Spanish)
Specimen in perfect condition, unused.
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