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Letter #633

Bruges, 1531-05-30

English register:

Were it not for Dantiscus' well-known benevolence, Laurijn should hesitate to write to such a venerable person. Now, however, he even dares to invoke the help of this honored prelate, who is an assiduous patron of the Republic of Letters. Livinus Panagathus has started constructing a terrestrial globe commissioned by Laurijn. It will be of huge size and easy to rotate in all directions.

Laurijn asks Dantiscus to lend him his map of the newly discovered islands, without which the globe would be incomplete and imperfect. He will treat it with the utmost care and return it as soon as possible. He sends Lieven Algoet as messenger.

            received Ghent (Gandavum), [1531]-05-30

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, AAWO, AB, D. 3, f. 48
2copy in Latin, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8242 (TK 4), a. 1531, f. 45
3register with excerpt in Latin, English, 20th-century, CBKUL, R.III, 31, No. 239

Auxiliary sources:
1register in German, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8246 (TK 8), f. 340

1DE VOCHT 1961 No. DE, 129, p. 82 (English register; excerpt)
2Españoles part IIIB, No. 10, p. 324-325 (excerpt in Spanish translation)
3CEID 2/2 (Appendix No. 1) p. 593-594 (in extenso; English register)
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