Christopher Columbus

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Portrait by Sebastiano del Piombo in 1519

Detail of Columbus, chapel altar, Alcazar, Seville


Virgin of the Navigators by Alejo Fernandez (1531-36). Chapel altar,
Alcazar, Seville.



Columbus drew a compass and table of winds and light hours.
His annotations on Imago Mundi

Columbus notes on The Travels of Marco Polo

Bidding farewell to the king and queen of Spain
Columbus landing by Theodor de Bry

Columbus lands in the New World. 
Columbus, his feet in fetters, is sent back to Spain.

15th century portrait by artist Pedro Berruguate. 
La Isabela, Dominican Republic




Vicente Yáñez Pinzón
Captain of the Niña
Martín Alonso Pinzón
Captain of the Pinta


Pinzon brothers coin, Dominican Republic

Columbus Maps

The Christopher Columbus Tomb

The Columbus Navigation Homepage
Columbus landed somewhere else, maybe (New York Times, Oct. 9, 1986)

The Journal of Christopher Columbus during his First Voyage, 1492-93

Letter of Dr. Diego Alvarez Chanca on the Second Voyage of Columbus

Christopher Columbus: Man and Myth
Christopher Columbus: Extracts from Journal (Fordham University)

The Loss of the Santa Maria Christmas Day, 1492 The American Historical Review, July 1953, 854-865.
Proof that Columbus was Born in 1451: A New Document. The American Historical Review, Jan. 1907, 270-279.
Texts and Translations of the Journal of Columbus's First Voyage The Hispanic American Historical Review, Aug. 1939, 235-261.
Texts of Columbus's Privileges The American Historical Review, July 1909, 764-776.
First European Exposure to Syphilis: The Dominican Republic at the Time of Columbian Contact (Clinical Infectious Diseases, Oct. 2000, 936-41)

Christopher Columbus shipwreck 'discovered off Haiti coast' (1:15 min.)
La Isabela, Dominican Republic (5:54 min.)
Parque Nacional Histórico y Arqueológico de la Villa de la Isabela, Puerto Plata (6:29 min.)
Columbus' Lost Voyage - [1 of 10]
Christopher Columbus A&E (44:51 min.)
Expedition Unknown (Season 2 Episode 7) Secrets of Christopher Columbus, Part 1 (45:38 min.)
Expedition Unknown Season 2 Episode 8 "Most Dangerous Moments"

Expedition Unknown Season 2 , Episode 9 Full
Expedition Unknown Season 2 Episode 10 "Columbus Unearthed"

Los viajes de Cristobal Colon (52:06 min.)
El mundo segun Cristobal Colon (52:22 min.)
La clave de Cristobal Colon, el Noble Gallego que Descubrio America (1:10 hr.)
El Ultimo Viaje de Cristobal Colon [1 y 2] 2007 (1:30 hr.)

Columbus heading to Puerto Rico (Miami Herald, Aug. 21, 1998)
Columbus statue finds a home (Miami Herald, Nov. 18, 1998)
Honduras Indian groups symbolically 'execute' Columbus (CNN, Oct. 13, 1998)

Divers searching Columbus' wreck
Panama extracts artifacts from 16th century ship
Wreck thought to be Columbus'

Chinese Outdid Columbus, Briton Says
At last, DNA may reveal the truth of Columbus tomb
Hoping DNA Will Discover Columbus, Post-Mortem

Columbus landing site gets visitor center, view
Who's Buried In Columbus' Tomb?
Data: Columbus Might Be Buried in Spain
200 protesters arrested at Columbus Day parade
Por La Carabela desembarcó Colón
Dominican Columbus Monument Lighted Again

In search of Columbus, team set to open tomb (Miami Herald, Jan. 18, 2005)

Who Went With Columbus? Dental Studies Give Clues (Washington Post, May 18, 2009)
Christopher Columbus writings prove he was Spanish, claims study (London Telegraph, Oct. 14, 2009)

Columbusí Santa Maria has been already been looted (Daily Mail, May 15, 2014)

Columbus did NOT bring syphilis to Europe: Disease is found in the remains of a child who died 170 years before the voyage to America (Daily Mail, Nov. 23, 2015)