Ferdinand Magellan's Journal, 1522

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Ferdinand Magellan's Journal, 1522

from 199.99

Date: 1522

Author:  Antonio Pigafetta

 

Language: Latin

This beautiful manuscript is the journal of Ferdinand Magellan's voyage around the world in 1522, written by Antonio Pigafetta, an Italian who survived the trip.

Divided into 57 numbered chapter and written in French, this magnificent manuscript included maps, notes, and daily life along the trip. This is the finest of the four surviving manuscripts written by the four witnesses to the original texts. The original is now lost forever.


 

Reproduction Details:

The hardcover books are made with two pieces of real wood on the inside. The leather is a 4 oz cowhide from a small supplier is New York state. The Glue we use to attach the leather to the wood is made at our facility and is a period correct wheat glue. Along the spine we use a modern perfect binding with modern glue to make the binding last longer that the older style. We also add three layers of mull cloth to the outside of the perfect binding , drying in between each layer, the mull cloth is a traditional way to make the binding stiff and strong.

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All of our facsimiles are made after the order is placed. Please allow 4-6 weeks for notification of shipment.

 

Softcover with Stamped lettering - 199.99

Hardcover without stamping - 299.99

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