New World added to world map

Juan de la Cosa, a Spanish navigator and geographer, drew the first mapping of New World, showing Spanish discoveries. Continue reading

Columbus Day, Celebrating Christopher Columbus and his first landfall in the New World

Columbus Day was first celebrated in the United States on October 12, 1792, to mark the tricentennial of the day in when Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World Continue reading

Christopher Columbus saved by an eclipse

In 1503 during his fourth voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus and his men were stranded for months on the island of Santo Domingo (now Hispaniola, divided between Haiti and the Dominican Republic) due to the shipped being disabled by shipworms. Continue reading

First European explorer to land on the South American continent

Christopher Columbus, during his third voyage, became the first European explorer to land on the South American continent. Continue reading

Arawakan Indians presented to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella were shown inhabitants from the new world, they were seven bewildered Taino islanders, Arawakan Indians from Hispaniola. These New world natives were forcibly taken to the Old World by Christopher Columbus to Spain aboard the Niiia and the Pinta. Upon arriving back in Spain on March 15, 1493, the Taino were taken to the Royal Palace in Barcelona.

Date:
      March 15, 1493
Name(s):
      Christopher Columbus
Occupation:
      Captain,
      Explorer
Location:
      Spain


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Limes in the New World

In 1493 it is thought Christopher Columbus’s Voyage number two, brought seeds of several verities of citrus, Continue reading

Letters from Christopher Columbus sent from Lisbon

Christopher Columbus, on March 14th 1493, having docked in Lisbon, Portugal, at the end of his first voyage to the New World, he wrote and dispatched two identical letters, one to Raphael Sanchez and the other to Luis de Santangel. These letters described his encounters and discoveries of America

Date:
      March 14th 1493
Name(s):
      Christopher Columbus
Occupation:
      Captain / Explorer
Location:
      Lisbon, Portugal


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
    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.

The first of four voyages under the command of Columbus

Expedition of Christopher Columbus was organized with the intention of finding a westward route to Asia, and we all know what happened with that, he ended up in Central Americas. Continue reading

Pineapples in the Old World

Pineapples were brought back to Spain by Christopher Columbus’s Crew. Continue reading

Horses in the New World

Christopher Columbus during his second voyage introduced Twenty horses, to the New World (he started with 34 stallions and mares when he left Spain). He unloaded then at the site to be the location of the future city of Santo Domingo (now in the Dominican Republic) on the island of Hispaniola.

Date:
      1493
Name(s):
      Christopher Columbus
Occupation:
      Explorter / Captain
Location:
      Island of Hispaniola.


Additional Information:

  • Wild Horses as Native North American Wildlife | Animal Welfare Institute
    In 1493, on Columbus’ second voyage to the Americas, Spanish horses, representing E. caballus, were brought back to North America, first in the Virgin Islands, and, in 1519, they were reintroduced on the continent, in modern‐day Mexico, from where they radiated throughout the American Great Plains, after escape from …
  • Is it true that horses were brought to the New World [America] by the …
    Ancestors of the modern horse had existed in the Americas but had become extinct long before ancestors of the Native Americans emigrated here. The first modern horses were, indeed, brought by the Europeans.
  • Evolution of the horse – Wikipedia
    The evolution of the horse, a mammal of the family Equidae, occurred over a geologic time scale of 50 million years, transforming the small, dog-sized, forest-dwelling Eohippus into the modern horse.
  • Horses in the United States – Wikipedia
    Horses in the United States have significant popularity and status that is acknowledged by a number of observers and researchers.
  • Horse in North America
    Most of the evolutionary development of the horse (54 million years ago to about 10,000 years ago) actually took place in North America, where they developed the very successful strategy of grazing (eating grass) rather than browsing (eating softer succulent leaves).
  • 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.