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Book Number 636 
Author Benzoni, Giralomo (b.1519), Hennepin, Louis 
Title De gedenkwaardige West-Indise Voyagien, Gedaan door Christoffel Columbus, Americus Vesputius en Lodewijck Hennepin; Aenmerkelyke voyagie gedaan na’t Gedeelte can Noorder America. 
Date c. 1704 
Publisher Pieter vander Aa 
Place of Publication Leyden 
Edition  
Volume Information 2 in one volume 
Cover calf, rebacked tastefully. Spine with 6 compartments of five raised bands, gilt morocco label on two.  
Illustration Elaborate tail pieces. “De Gedenkwaardige West-Indise Voyagien” has an engraved frontis, 5 folding plates and one decorative map of the West Indies by Vander Aa. “Aenmerkelyke Voyagie Gedaan na’t Gedeelte can Noorder America” has 6 plates. 
Size Small 4to 
Condition Uniform browning, occasional minor marginal spotting, otherwise a very good example.  
Provenance  
Pagination P. frontis, title, blank, 5-89 (error in pagination pg 89 numbered 86), (11); title, blank, (20), 1-219 (error in pagination pg 214 and 215 numbered 114 and 115), (13), Text in Dutch. 
Reference Alden and Landis 704/16; Sabin 4806. 
Translation Info  
Notes Bound with: Aenmerkelyke Voyagie…. “De Gedenkwaardige West-Indise Voyagien” is a dutch translation of Benzoni’s La Historia del Mondo Nuovo, Venice, 1565. Benzoni, a soldier in the Spanish army, left Milan 1541 and spent 15 years stationed at various posts in America. This work is one of the first histories of America written from other than Spanish sources. “Aenmerkelyke Voyagie Gedaan na’t” is One of the most important volumes in the early history of North America according to Lande. Second edition in Dutch of Hennepin’s “Nouvelle Decouverte.” Benzoni’s and Hennepin’s works were issued together in this format by Pieter Vander Aa.  
Price (US$) 5500  
Short Description ; Book Americas Indians; Book Americas U.S. South & West; 
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