Christopher Columbus and the Exploration of America

The library houses an entire collection dedicated to the Italian navigator and explorer and to the discovery of America.

By Centro Studi Americani

Frontespizio di Orazione in lode di Cristoforo Colombo discopritore del nuovo mondo con Note storiche ed una Dissertazione intorno la vera patria di lui. (1825) by Lissoni, AntonioCentro Studi Americani

An Italian explorer

The Italian navigator and explorer of the Republic of Genoa, is among the most important protagonists of the great European geographical discoveries between the 15th and 16th centuries. Lissoni’s work contains a wide series of notes on the well known question of the real place of birth of the Genoese navigator

Antiporta di Orazione in lode di Cristoforo Colombo. Antiporta. (1825) by Lissoni, AntonioCentro Studi Americani

There is little news about his childhood, it is a fact that he began to navigate when he was very young and he came to the idea that overseas there was another land during his travels as captain of merchant ships.

Frontespizio di Dissertazioni epistolari bibliografiche di Francesco Cancellieri sopra Cristoforo Colombo di Cuccaro nel Monferrato discopritore dell'America e Giovanni Gersen di Cavaglia abate di S. Stefano in Vercelli. (1809) by Cancellieri, FrancescoCentro Studi Americani

Frontespizio di Vita di Cristoforo Colombo narrata secondo gli ultimi documenti da Cesare De Lollis (1895) by De Lollis, CesareCentro Studi Americani

The Columbus Commission

In 1892, when the fourth centenary of the discovery of America was celebrated, a Columbus Commission was set up in Italy, promoted by the Ministry of Education.

Frontespizio di Vita di Cristoforo Colombo del professore Angelo Sanguineti (1846) by Sanguineti, AngeloCentro Studi Americani

The Commission had recourse to the most distinguished scholars in the fields of history and geography and could, therefore, publish a monumental collection of documents and studies on Columbus, which is still today the fundamental basis for the studies on Columbus.

Antiporta di Vita di Cristoforo Colombo del professore Angelo Sanguineti (1846) by Sanguineti, AngeloCentro Studi Americani

The contributions of De Lollis, Sanguineti and Lazzaroni are still today the fundamental basis for the studies on Columbus.

Antiporta di Histoire de Christophe Colomb (1824) by Bossi, LuigiCentro Studi Americani

Frontespizio di Histoire de Christophe Colomb (1824) by Bossi, LuigiCentro Studi Americani

This is the first edition in French, translated from Italian by CM Urano, with four engravings from the original drawings in the correspondence of Christopher Columbus, "the immortal man who rejected the limits of the world".

Pl.II. Pag. 213. Histoire de Christophe Colomb (1824) by Bossi, LuigiCentro Studi Americani

An engraving dedicated to the Oceanica Claffis

Pl.IV. Pag. 217. Histoire de Christophe Colomb (1824) by Bossi, LuigiCentro Studi Americani

Antiporta di Codice diplomatico Colombo-Americano (1823) by Colombo, CristoforoCentro Studi Americani

A monumental collection

A monumental work recording unpublished details of the great navigator's voyages of exploration and discovery, in the form of critical communications and official documents that eventually led to the colonization of America.

Frontespizio di Codice diplomatico Colombo-Americano (1823) by Colombo, CristoforoCentro Studi Americani

This important and valuable collection was edited by Prof. Spotorno, and consists of historical memoirs of Columbus, followed by letters, notes, privileges and other writings of the great navigator.

F. 41 del Codice diplomatico Colombo-Americano (1823) by Colombo, CristoforoCentro Studi Americani

The work includes:
Introduction -- Letter by Philip the Second, King of Spain [to] Ottaviano Oderico, 1566 -- Letters, privileges, cedulas and other writings of Don Cristoforo Colon -- Copy of a letter, which the admiral wrote to the wet nurse of Prince Don Giovanni,...

Stemma di Genova 1823 da Codice diplomatico Colombo-Americano (1823) by Colombo, CristoforoCentro Studi Americani

...1500 -- Letters written and signed by Christopher Columbus [to Nicolò Oderigo] -- Copy of a letter written by the magistrate of St. George to Columbus, 1502 -- Index -- Catalogue of subscribers to the Columbus-American Diplomatic Codex

Colonna marmorea che sostiene l’effigie di Cristoforo Colombo di Gervasoni da Codice diplomatico Colombo-Americano (1823) by Colombo, CristoforoCentro Studi Americani

Riproduzione della lettera autografa di Colombo da Codice diplomatico Colombo-Americano (1823) by Colombo, CristoforoCentro Studi Americani

-- Copy of a letter, which the admiral wrote to the wet nurse of Prince Don Giovanni

Riproduzione della lettera autografa di Colombo da Codice diplomatico Colombo-Americano (1823) by Colombo, CristoforoCentro Studi Americani

Frontespizio di La Colombiade poema eroico di Bernardo Bellini professore di filologia latina e di storia universale nell'I.R. Liceo di Cremona Vol. 1 (1826) by Colombo, CristoforoCentro Studi Americani

Frontespizio cromolitografato di Cristoforo Colombo. Osservazioni critiche sui punti piu rilevanti e controversi della sua vita; pubblicate per cura di M.A. Lazzaroni, con disegni di Lemmo Rossi Scotti e figure di cose e monumenti Colombiani (1892) by Lazzaroni, Michele AngeloCentro Studi Americani

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