The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books

The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books

Young Columbus and the Quest for a Universal Library

Hardback414pp Illustrated232x150mm

9780008146221     Product Code: 509010


Christopher Columbus’s illegitimate son Hernando Colón dreamed of creating a universal library to rival his father’s achievement by bringing order to the vast amount of information that was becoming available in the burgeoning age of print. This biography follows Hernando on travels with his father in the New World; on visits to the great European figures of the age; and on his quest to assemble, organize and catalogue an unprecedented collection of 15,000 books, ephemera, printed images and music.

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