Columbus Documents: Summaries of Documents in Genoa. Translated by Luciano F. Farina. Edited by Luciano F. Farina and Robert W. Tolf.

By: Fraina, Luciano F. and Robert W. Tolf; Editors.

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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.

Title: Columbus Documents: Summaries of Documents in Genoa. Translated by Luciano F. Farina. Edited by Luciano F. Farina and Robert W. Tolf.

Author Name: Fraina, Luciano F. and Robert W. Tolf; Editors.

Categories: Discovery & Exploration,

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan: Omnigraphics, Inc., (1992).:

Seller ID: qms173