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Gottschalk, Paul
The Earliest Dimplomatic Documents On America, the Papal Bulls of 1493 and the Treaty of Tordesillas Reproduced and Translated
Paul Gottschalk, Berlin, 1927. 1/172. Folio. 91pp. of text, interleaved with an additional 130 plates, including many double pages. Vellum over tan cloth boards with gilt ruling and the front cover and gilt lettering on the spine. This is one of a limited number of 172 copies printed. The book contains facsimile reproductions of the Papal Bulls of Donation, from 1493, granting territorial rights in the New World to the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, and the Treaty of Tordesillas. The contents include 130 plates reproduced in photogravure containing the original manuscripts, later copies and an extensive section of early 16th century maps pertaining to exploration of the Americas. The work contains 16 maps including the Cantino Map (1502), The Pilestrina Map (1503), The Munich-Portuguese Map (1519), The Robert Thorne Map (1527) and the Castiglioni Map of Ribero type (ca 1529). The book includes introductory text, explanatory notes and historical analysis from Paul Gottchalk. There are 14 pages of bibliographic notes at the back of the book. Binding with some bumping and rubbing to extremities, and some light smudging to the cloth. Spotting to the edges of the book block. Interior with minor sporadic foxing to the edges of some pages. All text and images unaffected. Binding in very good-, interior in very good condition overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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