Christopher Columbus – Part 3

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The Inspiration of Christopher Columbus by Jose Maria Obregon.

In part 3 of our series on Christopher Columbus, the Genoese explorer sets out for the New World on his second voyage.

This time, he has 17 ships and 1,200 men. Columbus will reach many new areas of the Caribbean, including Dominica, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, before returning to fortress of La Navidad – which he had established on his first voyage.

However, he will soon find that governing a colony is far more difficult than he ever imagined.

Below is a map of Columbus’ second voyage.

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All images courtesy of Wikipedia.

Christopher Columbus – Part 2

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The Landing of Columbus by John Vanderlyn. (Wikipedia)

In August of 1492, Christopher Columbus set out on what would be the most important voyage of discovery in the history of the world. Columbus’ voyage would be the first of four to the New World.

Part 2 of our series, covers the events surrounding Columbus’ historic voyage – a voyage that will alter the physical and political landscapes of the world.

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This map portrays the route of Columbus. The specific locations are rough guesses, but they should convey the basic path that Columbus and his ships traveled.

Images: Courtesy of Wikipedia