Your Ad Blocker may affect your Geneanet experience.

Geneanet is ad free and your Ad Blocker may affect your Geneanet experience. We suggest that you turn off your Ad Blocker when using Geneanet (click on AdBlock icon then deselect "Enabled on this site").

Geneanet > Resources > Blog > Genealogy News

500-Year-Old Book Details Massive Library Curated by Christopher Columbus’s Son

Posted by Jean-Yves on Apr 14, 2019

Five hundred years ago, there existed a library like no other — thousands of volumes collected from around the world by the son of colonial explorer Christopher Columbus. Only a quarter of that collection survives today, housed in Spain’s Seville Cathedral.

However, one the library’s most important books — the Libro de los Epítomes — has been unearthed at the University of Copenhagen. It’s a 2,000-page, hand-written index summarizing all 15,000 volumes in the original collection.

Source & Full Story

Log in to leave a comment. Sign In / Sign Up