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(2 vols: explanatory text and plates):

by Gottschalk, Paul

Condition: Very Good

Berlin, 1927. Published by the author. Two volumes, with some dampstaining to the lower portion of the text volume only. The text itself is clean, and there is no dampstaining to the plate volume. Original quarter vellum (gilt-lettered spines) and brown cloth boards. Two 15.75 inch folio volumes. The thinner of the two is the text volume (91 pp.), which has the translations in English, the final page of which is "a selected list of maps on which is indicated the line of demarcation," by E.l. Stevenson. These volumes discuss the four papal bulls of Alexander VI, and also disscuss the Treaty of Tordesillas. The plates volume (130 plates) contains introductions to, and transliterations and translations of the original Latin texts of the bulls and treaty, along with relevant map images. These bulls are discussed as the "earliest diplomatic documents in the history of America," and certainly among the most important. The set was issued as a limited edition ("172 copies printed, of which 150 are for sale"). The contents of the text volume is actually replicated in the plate volume, but also is present as a separate volume without the plates. The maps included (Cantino map, Salviati map, Weimar map) are reprints from: Edward L. Stevenson, "Maps illustrating the early discovery and exploaration in America, 1502-1530.". First Edition. Very Good.
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 3623
  • Title: (2 vols: explanatory text and plates):
  • Author: Gottschalk, Paul
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Place: Berlin
  • Date published: 1927
  • Keywords: History of Cartography, History of America, Catholic Church, Exploration
  • Bookseller catalogs: K. Reference Books;

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