Mythical Indies and Columbus's Apocalyptic Letter
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Columbus’s 1493 letter to the Spanish court announcing that he had reached the ‘islands of the Indies’ – in fact, the Caribbean – caused a sensation, and has been the subject of controversy ever since. This critical edition contains the authentic text, supported by facsimiles of the three original printed and manuscript versions, with an annotated English translation. An extensive introduction and notes discuss its cultural and historical significance, and the volume includes a glossary and guide to abbreviations.