A nice, rare portrait of Christopher Columbus

Columbus, Christophorus

[Portrait by T. de Bry?]

Published 1570-1600
Item ID 36232

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No place or publisher know, ca. 1570 - 1600. Single leaf, engraved on one side (19.9 x 15.8 cm. Printed surface 14.6 x 11.0 cm.

A nice, rare portrait of the famous explorer (1451-1506) in an oval frame with the text "Christophorvs Colvmbvs Ligvriensis Indiarvm primvs inventor anno MCCCCXCII" in the border. Possibly by Theodoor de Bry. This, or a similar portrait is mentioned in the Dissertazioni epistolari bibliografiche di Francesco Cancellieri sopra Cristoforo Colombo (1709: 597). A caption in Latin, signed Tt, appears below the portrait. A few light, marginal smudges, small lower corner loss; otherwise good.

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