Privilege granted to Valentim Fernandes, Lisbon (1502)

Source: National Library, Lisbon, Portugal

Privilege granted to Valentim Fernandes, Lisbon (1502), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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The Travels of Marco Polo written by Nicolau Vêneto, printed by Valentim Fernandes, containing a reference to the relevant royal privilege on the front cover

Full title original language:
Marco Paulo. Ho liuro de Nycolao Veneto. Ho trallado da carta de huu[m] genoues das ditas terras

In 1502, a German printmaker, author, interpreter and translator who became known in Portugal as Valentim Fernandes was granted a royal privilege to print a translation of the «Travels of Marco Polo», the first book to have been printed in Portuguese under a royal privilege. By Patricia Akester

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Author: Nicolau Vêneto

Publisher: Valentim Fernandes

Year: 1502

Location: Lisbon

Language: Portuguese

Source: National Library, Lisbon, Portugal

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