Legatio Babylonica – De Orbe Novo Decades Octo – Opus Epistolarum
Graz 1966. Reprint of the “Legatio Babylonica” ed. Alcalá 1516, “De Orbe Novo Decades Octo” ed. Alcalá 1530 and of “Opus Epistolarum” ed. Alcalá 1530, for the first time in 1 vol. Altogether 722 pp., map of the West Indies after the ed. Seville 1511; new introduction by E. Woldan, Vienna, quarto, cloth.
This volume compiles all the writings and letters of Petrus Martyr of Aghiera, a student of medicine who later entered the services of King Louis XI of France and who was personally acquainted with the important seafarers and explorers of his time. It is rightly considered as one of the most significant sources of this period.