The Letter in Spanish of Christopher Columbus Written on his Return from his First Voyage, and Addressed to Luis de Sant Angel, 15 Feb.-14 March 1493., Announcing the Discovery of the New World. COSWAY BINDING – Christopher COLUMBUS.
The Letter in Spanish of Christopher Columbus Written on his Return from his First Voyage, and Addressed to Luis de Sant Angel, 15 Feb.-14 March 1493., Announcing the Discovery of the New World
The Letter in Spanish of Christopher Columbus Written on his Return from his First Voyage, and Addressed to Luis de Sant Angel, 15 Feb.-14 March 1493., Announcing the Discovery of the New World
The Letter in Spanish of Christopher Columbus Written on his Return from his First Voyage, and Addressed to Luis de Sant Angel, 15 Feb.-14 March 1493., Announcing the Discovery of the New World

The Letter in Spanish of Christopher Columbus Written on his Return from his First Voyage, and Addressed to Luis de Sant Angel, 15 Feb.-14 March 1493., Announcing the Discovery of the New World

London: Ellis & Elvey, 1889. 4to (257 x 183 mm). Portrait frontispiece. Beautiful Cosway binding of blue crushed levant morocco, wide-spaced gilt-fillet border with gilt roll-tooled strapwork surrounding a central frame around the miniature by C. B. Currie of Christopher Columbus, under beveled glass, Columbus's name and quotation gilt-stamped beneath the portrait, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in two, repeated gilt strapwork design in the remaining, gilt-stamped turn-ins, pale blue watered-silk doublures and endleaves, edges gilt, by Rivière & Son, gilt-stamped in back doublure "Miniatures by C.B. Currie" and stamped "Bound by Rivière and Son from designs by J.H. Stonehouse". In a green cloth slipcase. Skillful professional restoration of joints, one nick on spine affecting one letter of title. Item #408487

An exceptional miniature by Miss Currie.

Price: $17,500.00