Hernando Colón’s lost library catalog has been rediscovered

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Hernando Colón’s lost library catalog. Credit: Suzanne Reitz.

A massive library catalog filled with summaries of thousands of books from more than 500 years ago, many of which no longer exist, has just surfaced in Copenhagen, Denmark. The original owner of the library it documents is Hernando Colón, the illegitimate son of Christopher Columbus. This 2,000 page tome sat untouched for over 300 years.