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1 Avellaneda, Ignacio. Los Sobrevivientes de La Florida: The Survivors of the De Soto Expedition. Edited by Bruce S. Chappell.
Gainesville: University o Florida Libraries, 1990. Research Publications of the P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History, No. 2. 
Octavo, softbound, [viii], ii, 104 pp. Very Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Chapman, Paul H. Columbus, the Man.
Columbus, Ga.: ISAC Press / The Institute for the Study of American Cultures, [1992]. 
1st edition. Octavo, cloth, ix, 141 pp. Fine with dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 Chapman, Paul H. Discovering Columbus.
Columbus, GA: ISAC Press, The Institute for the Study of American Cultures, (1992). First Edition, First Printing. 
Octavo, grey cloth (hardcover), silver letters, xvii, 265 pp. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Illustrated, including numerous maps. From Jacket: Who Was He? When i started this book it was intended to be simply a study of a navigator, by a navigator. Christopher Columbus has been depicted as a braggart, liar and incompetent ass. I found him to be modest, truthful and a highly skilled navigator. Having made these findings, the question arose as to where he could have acquired his skills. Could he have been raised as an illiterate, apprenticed as a wood carder, and gained experience at sea as a passenger, as has been depicted? This led to a search for his true identity. The clues are there to be seen -- if one is not blinded by prejudice. Who was he? Presented here are pertinent facts which answer the questions plaguing historians... 
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4 Chapman, Walker. The Loneliest Continent. The Story of Antartic Discovery.
Greenwich, Connecticut: New York Graphic Society Publishers, Ltd., [1964]. 
Octavo, blue cloth, silver letters, 279 pp. B & w photos, maps. Very Good+ with light edgewear in a like dust jacket. ‘This is the story of the discovery of Antartica: the heroic probing by persevering men of many nationalities into the forbidding ice-bound fastness of the last unkown continent. Chapman, beginning with the imaginative ideas of early Greek geographers, tells of the first South Sea voyages, the rugged adventures of the sealers and whalers of the 18th and 19th centuries, and the first major American expedition - promted by the speeches and writings of a gentleman who believed that habitable worlds inside the earth could be reached through great holes at the Poles. The more scientifically oriented expeditions of this century are described in dtail. Chapman brings to life the courage, ingenuity and sheer physical stamina of Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, Byrd, Hillary and Fuchs and their companions, pitted against merciless conditions of weather and geography. The final chapters of the book review the recent advances made in the International Geophysical Year, and the richness of the resources modern science can unlock for the future in this frozen world..' 
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5 Chocano, Guadalupe; Vial, Ignacio Fernandez; Varela, Consuelo. La Santa Maria, La Pinta, Y La Nina/The Nina, The Pinta And The Santa Maria.Translated by Paul A. Isbell. [Text in Spanish and English].
The State Enterprise for the Quincentenary, (1991). First Edition. 
Quarto, hardcover (illus. blue boards), full-color illus., 130 pp. Near-Fine, with lightly rubbed edges. 
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6 Comissao Executiva das Comemoracoes do VCentenario da Infante D. Henrique. Monumenta Henricina. Volume II: 1411-1421.
Coimbra, 1960. 
Quarto, paperbound (stiff white illus. wrappers), xv + 485 pp. Good+, with rubbing & light foxing to covers; interior clean & tight. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 Cunliffe, Marcus. The Age of Expansion, 1848-1917.
Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam Company, [1974]. First Edition. 
Octavo, cloth (hardcover), 336 pp. Color plates, illus. Near-Fine, in a chipped dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Danielik Nep. Janos. Columbus Vagy Amerika Folfedezese.
Pesten: Nyomatott Herz Janosnai, 1856. 
Biographies of Columbus have appeared in many countries and most languages, including this book published in Pest (part of presernt-day Budapest), Hungary. Tissue-Protected frontis. The frontispiece portrait of “Columbus Kristof is unique and has appeared only in this 1856 book. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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9 de Leon, Nestor Ponce. The Columbus Gallery. The Discoverer of the New World, as Represented in Portraits, Monuments, Statues, Medals and Paintings. Historical Description by Nestor Ponce de Leon. Illustrated.
New York: N. Ponce de Leon, Publisher, 1893. 
Quarto, orange cloth (hardcover), gilt letters & decorations to upper cover, 178 pp. Good+, with lightly soiled covers & spine, single leaf loosed. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 Errera, Carlo. L'Epoca delle Grandi Scoperte Geografishe.
Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1910. Second Edition, Revised. 
Octavo, half vellum & marbled boards (hardcover), xiv, 463, [i] pp. 22 maps, mostly folding. Near-Fine. 
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11 Fitzgerald, Joseph H. Quest for the Indies: Routes of Exploration, April 23-September 13, 1992.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 1992. 
Quarto, softbound (stiff white wrappers illus. in full-color), 28 pp. Fine. Contents: The Driving Force: Setting the Stage for the Age of Exploration; Quest for the indies; Ophir and Tarshish; Treaty of Tordesillas; The Arctic and the Northeast Passage; The Search for a Northwest Passage; Some Pacific Islands Visited by Eurpean Explorers before 1650; Vessels of the Age of Expansion, Discovery and Exploration; Life Aboard Ship, 1450-1650; Winds; The Challenge of Navigation; Medicine in the Age of Exploration; Part II - Maps [Exhibition of the same name, Historical Museum of Southern Florida]; Glossary; Selected Readings; Index to Map Cartographers, Engravers and Publishers; Index to Map Titles. 
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12 Fraina, Luciano F. and Robert W. Tolf; Editors. Columbus Documents: Summaries of Documents in Genoa. Translated by Luciano F. Farina. Edited by Luciano F. Farina and Robert W. Tolf.
Detroit, Michigan: Omnigraphics, Inc., (1992). 
Octavo, hardbound (glossy white, full-color illus. boards), xxix, 166 pp. Fine (As New). From Introduction: Over the centuries, questions about Christopher Columbus's ancestry have generated a great deal of controversy. Many lands have claimed the Discoverer as one of their own...depite the lack of objective documentation to support their claims. And yet such documentation does exist, in the form of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century notorized douments, written in Latin, Italian, and Spanish and stored primarily in Italian and Spanish archives. Columbus Documents is the most comprehensive English-language summary in existence of the known documents pertaining to Columbus's origins. Individual entries for each document cover when it was written, where it was written, the archive where it is stored, the notary who drafted it, the location of the file where it is stored, the name of the individual who discovered the document, and an English-language summary of its contents. Taken together, these 179 documents offer a succinct, detailed history of Columbus's Italian-Genoese heritage. 
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13 Gallagher, Jim. Hernando de Soto and the Exploration of Florida. Explorers of New Worlds.
Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, (2000). Medallion Edition. 
Octavo, hardcover (slick, full-color illus. boards), 63 pp. Illustrated in full color. Fine (As New). From lower cover: Hernando de Soto was a brave Spanish soldier and a daring horseman. He became rich when he helped lead the Spanish conquest of the Inca Indians in South America in 1536. He hoped to gain even more riches by exploring in the New World. For three years, de Soto led a party of Spanish soldiers through the unexplored region called La Florida -- today the southern United States -- on a quest for gold and glory. He and his men wandered through a large area, discovering the Mississippi River along the way. Although Hernando de Soto did not succeed in his quest for gold, his name lives on. He is remembered as one of the most famous early explorers of America. 
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14 Hakluyt, Richard. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation. Made by Sea or Over-land to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at any time within the compasse of these 1600 Yeeres. [Twelve volume set].
Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1903-05. Twelve volumes, complete. Of an edition of 100, initaled by the publisher, and printed on handmade paper with the illustrations on Japanese vellum, this is No. 23. 
Octavo, quarter vellum & blue cloth (hardcover), gilt decorated spines, gilt-stamped front covers, top edges gilt, uncut. Maps, plates. Generally Very Good; most volumes are in Fine or Near-Fine condition; Volume I bears severe damp-staining to the rear cover. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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15 Hinman, Eleanor. The Master Puzzle of History. With Illustrations from Photographs by the Author.
Published by the Author, 1947. First Edition. 
Signed & Inscribed by the Author. Octavo, tan cloth (hardcover), unpaginated. Near-Fine, with lightly rubbed spine, with torn dust jacket laid-in. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 Hough, Samuel J. The Italians and the Creation of America: An Exhibition at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University.
Providence, R.I.: Brown University, 1980. 
1st edition. One of 2,500 copies printed at The Stinehour Press with the plates done by The Meriden Gravure Company. Folio, softbound, 83 pp. Plates. Near-Fine; spine is faded. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Irving, Washington. Kristofer Columbus, Hans Lefnad och Resor.
Washington: Engberg-Holmberg Publishing Co., [1908]. 
Octavo, illustrated blue cloth, [490], [xxiii], [24] pp. Illus., ads. Good; light shelf wear, hinges beginning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Janos, Danielik Janos. Columbus Vagy Amerika Folfedezese. Ergi Kanonok, Sajo Szent Peteri cz. Prepost, Papa O Szentsege T. Kamarasa, Bolcseszet-Tudor, S. A. Szentistvan-Tarsulat Alelnoke.
Pesten: Nyomatott Herz Janosnal, 1856. 
Octavo, leather backed brown boards (hardcover), marbled edges, folding-map, tissue-protected frontis. portrait of “Columbus Kristof”, 406 pp. Fair, with edgewear and rubbing to covers and spine; spine cracked along upper hinge. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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19 Janvier, Thomas A. Henry Hudson: A Brief Statement of His Aims and his Achievements. To Which is Added A Newly-Discovered Partial Record, Now First Published, of The Trial of the Mutineers by Whom He and Others Were Abandoned to Their Death.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1909. First Edition. 
Octavo, blue cloth, paper illus., uncut (some unopened), issue-protected frontis., 148 pp.Very Good, with rubbing to white letters of upper cover & spine, light edgewear. 
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20 Maddox, John. What Remains to Be Discovered: Mapping the Secrets of the Universe, the Origins of Life, and the Future of the Human Race.
New York: Martin Kessler Books, The Free Press, [1998]. First Edition. 
Octavo, black & grey boards (hardcover), xiv, 434 pp. Fine (As New), in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. ...John Madox takes up the challenge of describing precisely what remains to be discovered. Building on 23 years' experience at the helm of the world's preeminent science magazine, Nature, Maddox identifies new areas of discovery in physics, biology, health, intelligence, and global catastrophe. Moreover, he reveals that the rate of scientific discovery is accelerating at a dizzying pace...As the editor of Nature, Maddox talked to scientists all over the world every day about their private doubts, hopes, and dreams. Here in this definitive book you will find the questions that the best scientists around the world are asking themsleves today...” 
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