Descriptions by Don Fernando Colón 1517 - 1523

A vision of renaissance Spain. Work written by Antonio Laborda Orihuela

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It contains a large number of notes on approximately 1,300 places in Spain made between 1517 and 1523 by Don Fernando Colón. This book provides an analysis of the content of said notes, and a summary thereof, supplemented by the transcription of a Geography of Spain and Portugal, written around 1530, the original of which is located in the Library of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial. It constitutes one of the rare sources we hold to gain an insight into what some places in Spain were like at the beginning of the 16th century.

It also contains a selection of texts on Routes, as well as the M.I.16 Manuscript, and provides sources relating to other descriptions of Spain of the period.

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  • Format:  Print
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Publication date: 15-10-02
  • Price (including VAT):  11.42 €