Year/Century: 16th century
Description: A new area within the island is yet unknown according to a cosmographic table; this is supported by a few consimilis arguments. Augustanis Instituta adiecta est huic postremae editioni navigatio Caroli Caesaris auspicio in comitiis. composed by Johann HUTTICH (?1480-1544) and Simon GRYNAEUS (1493-1541) Basel, Johann Hervagium; 1555 folio: 8 by 13.5" title with printer's mark (repeated at colophon), two woodcuts in the text, number of woodcut initials, 677 pages (recte 577), one leaf with an old repair, blind checked brown leather over wooden boards, embossed floral decoration and male heads (with the heads of the apostles Peter and Paul dated 1539) and two clasps in place.
The fourth and most comprehensive edition, initially published in Basel in 1532, has more tales of the New World than previous editions. It frequently lacks the missing Sebastian Munster map. There is minor wear to the binding and some faded areas at the margins.
"also many other pieces which do not relate to America" (Sabin) including the three voyages of Columbus, Nino, Pinzon, Vespucci, Cabral, and a portion of Peter Martyr's Fourth Decade.
After Madrignano's latin translation of the "Paesi novamente retrovati," ten accounts—all of which had been published before, with the exception of the second—are presented. These include Vespucci's letter to Florence's Piero Soderinin Gonfalonier, which details his four voyages and was first made available in 1507 as an addendum to Waldseemuller's "Cosmographiae Introductio." The first printing of a letter from King Manuel of Portugal to Leo X detailing the conquest of Malacca and Albuquerque's relief of Goa; Madrignano's Latin translation of Ludovico di Varthema's "Itinerario," printed Rome 1510; Brocardus's account of the Holy Land; Marco Polo's travels; Hayton the Armenian's travels; Matthias of Miechow's description of Russia, first published in Cracow in 1517; Paolo Giovio's additional description of Russia, first published in Rome in 1525;
The Fourth Decade of Peter the Martyr was first published in Basel in 1521.
Erasmuns Stella's account of Prussia's antiquities
the H letters. Cortes on the conquest of Mexico to Emperor Charles V. This edition's additions include the second and third letters from Cortez, correspondence about sharing the gospel with Indians,
Bishop of Temixtitan's epistle in "Huketan,"
and a synopsis of Herborn's talk about the Indians' conversion.
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