Seville, Spain, Biblioteca Capitular y Colombina, MS 5-1-43 (olim Z Tab. 135, N.° 33)

Provenance: 1. Fernando Colón (Ferdinand Columbus) (b. 1488, d. 1539), bibliographer and cosmographer, son of Christopher Columbus, purchased by him in Rome in 1515 when it formed a single manuscript with Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, nafr 4379, ff. 1-42: listed as no. 2526 in the surviving catalogue, 'Registrum B' of Colón's books; 2. bequeathed by Colón with his entire library, the so-called 'Fernandina' or 'Colombina', to his nephew Luis; 3. Biblioteca Colombina passed in 1544, to the Convent of St. Paul in Seville and in 1552 to the chapter of Seville Cathedral: included in the 1684 catalogue of the library by Juan de Loaysa with a mention of existing 181 leaves; old shelfmark 'tab. 135 No. 33' (inside front cover).


17th century, Spain
white parchment over parchment
Decoration: none
gilt edges
Endpapers: front and back: 1 endpaper with pastedown
Has two leather ties. On spine: "Canto de Organo MS Latino". Restored by Barbachano and Beny in 1996.