Eyewitness report to become a best-seller

Christopher Columbus wrote a letter to the monarchs of Spain in March 1493, this eyewitness report to become a best-seller was this letter. In Columbus’s Letter, he describing his voyage across the Atlantic, from which he had just returned. By the time April 1st 1493, the letter had been printed and distributed throughout Barcelona, Spain. Then by April 29th 1493, this letter, or another written at about the same time, was circulating in a Latin translation in Rome, this letter was so popular that it went through three editions. Then before the year was out, printed copies had been published in Paris, Antwerp, Basel, and Florence.

Date:
      March, 1493
Name(s):
      Christopher Columbus
Occupation:
      Captain,
      Explorer,
      Writer
Location:
      Spain,
      Rome,
      Paris,
      Antwerp,
      Basel,
      Florence


Additional Information:

  • Columbus’s letter on the first voyage – Wikipedia
    Columbus’s letter on the first voyage is the first known document announcing the results of the first voyage of Christopher Columbus that set out in 1492 and reached the Americas.
  • Columbus reports on his first voyage, 1493 | The Gilder Lehrman …
    On August 3, 1492, Columbus set sail from Spain to find an all-water route to Asia. On October 12, more than two months later, Columbus landed on an island in the Bahamas that he called San Salvador; the natives called it Guanahani.
  • Letter from Christopher Columbus | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of …
    Students will be asked to “read like a detective” and gain a clear understanding of the content of Christopher Columbus’s 1493 letter to Ferdinand and Isabella.
  • Letter to King Ferdinand of Spain
    Since I know that you will be pleased at the great victory with which Our Lord has crowned my voyage, I write this to you, from which you will learn how in thirty-three days I passed from the Canary Islands to the Indies, with the fleet which the most illustrious King and Queen, our Sovereigns, gave to me.
  • Christopher Columbus, Letter (1493) – FIU – (via the Wayback Machine)
    Letter addressed to the noble Lord Raphael Sanchez, Treasurer to their most invincible Majesties, Ferdinand and Isabella, King and Queen of Spain, by Christopher Columbus, to whom our age is greatly indebted, treating of the islands of India secently discovered beyond the Ganges, to explore which he had been sent eight months before under the auspices and at the expense of their said Majesties.
  • Christopher Columbus – Wikipedia
    The name Christopher Columbus is the Anglicisation of the Latin Christophorus Columbus. His name in Italian is Cristoforo Colombo and, in Spanish, it is Cristóbal Colón.

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