Ferdinand Columbus

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  • An art history title exploring the reconstructed print collection of Ferdinand Columbus, son of Christopher.

    Ferdinand Columbus, son of Christopher Columbus and author of the first published account of a voyage to the New World, was also the owner of one of the largest private libraries assembled during the Renaissance and the most important early collection of prints.

    Although the collection has vanished, about half of it has been reconstructed by Mark McDonald from information found in a detailed inventory that survives in Seville.

    This beautifully produced book catalogues 110 of the most significant prints in Columbus's collection. The introductory chapters discuss Columbus's life and work and show how the reconstruction of his collection has radically transformed our understanding of the print industry in Renaissance Europe.

    Ideal for art historians and novists alike.

  • Product code: cmc26449
    Price category: 10 to 25
    World culture: Renaissance Europe
    Title: Ferdinand Columbus
    Subtitle: Renaissance Collector
    Author: Mark McDonald
    ISBN: 9780714126449
    Number of pages: 256
    Size: 29.6cm x 24cm
    llustrations: 20 colour and 178 black & white
    Weight: 1.072kg
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