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MUFONET-BBS GROUP - MUTUAL UFO NETWORK ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS - WIRE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 旼컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴커 =START= XMT: 14:00 Thu Mar 26 EXP: 14:00 Thu Apr 02 쿝ARE COPY OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS' LETTER TO BE AUCTIONED 쿘ADRID (MARCH 26) XINHUA - ONE OF THE WORLD'S EXTREMELY RARE 쿎OPIES OF THE FIRST LATIN EDITION OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS' 쿗ETTER ON THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA WILL BE AUCTIONED IN 쿛ARIS ON MARCH 30, IT WAS LEARNED HERE TODAY. 쿔N THIS LETTER, COLUMBUS INFORMED THE CATHOLIC KING AND 쿜UEEN ABOUT THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA. 쿟HE COPY OF THE FIRST LATIN EDITION, CONTAINED IN A BOOK 쿛UBLISHED IN ROME IN 1493, BELONGS TO THE PRIVATE COLLECTION 쿚F A WELL-KNOWN FRENCH COLLECTOR WHO PREFERS TO REMAIN 쿌NONYMOUS BEHIND THE INITIALS M.C. 쿍ERNARD CLAVREUIL M. CLAVREUIL, A RENOWNED SPECIALIST, SPOKE 쿚F THAT BOOK IN THESE TERMS: 'AT THE MOST, IN THE WHOLE 쿥ORLD, THERE ARE NO MORE THAN 20 COPIES OF THAT BOOK IN THAT 쿐DITION, WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY OF PRIMARY IMPORTANCE. IN THE 쿢NITED STATES OF AMERICA, THERE ARE AROUND A DOZEN COPIES. 쿔N ITALY IT IS POSSIBLE, PERHAPS, TO FIND A FEW COPIES. 쿢NDOUBTEDLY A FEW EXIST IN LIBRARIES IN EASTERN EUROPE WHICH 쿌RE PRACTICALLY UNKNOWN.' 쿌 COPY OF THAT BOOK WAS SOLD OVER 10 YEARS AGO FOR 650,000 쿑RANCS (ABOUT 120,000 U.S. DOLLARS). TODAY IN NEW YORK, 쿌NOTHER COPY IS OFFERED IN A FAMOUS CATALOGUE AT THE PRICE 쿚F 650,000 U.S. DOLLARS. 쿎HRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, 1451-1506, WAS A GENOESE NAVIGATOR WHO 쿏ISCOVERED AMERICA IN 1492. =END=

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