CONSOLAT DE MAR
Libre del Consolat de Mar.
Consolat de mar.
Libre del Consolat de Mar. Year: 1407. Size: 30.5 x 42.5 cm. 124 leaves (248 pages).
This book achieved such authority that its decrees became the common law of maritime commercial issues throughout the Mediterranean. For this reason so many translations were made: into Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, English, etc.
The book is a manuscript originating from the XIII century, and prior to 1283. The first references come from an unknown text almost certainly written in Latin, and known by the name of "Consuetudo Maris". The first printed editions date from 1847.
-Our edition: Valencia, 1977. From that kept in Biblioteca Municipal de Valencia.
-Edition of 3.000 copies, numbered by notary.
-Bound in parchment.
-Presentation case includes facsimile and study.
-Specially made paper imitating vellum.
-The book has numerous borders and drawings in full colour and illuminated with gold leaf.
-Study of 280 pages with the introduction, transcription and translation into Spanish by Antoni Ferrando Francés (Professor of the University of Valencia).