Basel. 1532. ,584 [i.e., 586],pp. Lacks the map. Folio. Full calf in period style, stamped in gilt. Slight worming to first hundred leaves, mostly affecting margins. Contemporary annotations throughout volume. A very good copy. Item #WRCAM41962
First edition of one of the most important collections of New World material issued up to the time. Grynaeus is often given credit for this volume, somewhat unfairly, since the majority of the work was compiled by John Huttich. The work describes the voyages of Columbus and Vespucci, and prints various accounts of Portuguese discoveries in Brazil and the East, accounts of Marco Polo, and much of the material gathered by Peter Martyr. There are extensive accounts of almost all of the European voyages to the larger world. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 532/17. SABIN 34100. HARRISSE 171. JCB (3)I:104. STREIT I:28. MEDINA (BHA) 46n.