The Arms of Columbus. There is no wholly satisfactory statement regarding the origin of these arms or the Admiral's right to bear them. It is the quartering of the royal lion and castle, for Arragon and Castile, with gold islands in azure waves. Five anchors and the motto, "A [or Por] Castilla y a [or Por] Leon Nuevo Munido Dio [or Hallo] Colon," were later given or assumed. The crest varies in the Oviedo of 1535.

Arms

The Arms of Columbus. There is no wholly satisfactory statement regarding the origin of these arms or…

(1459-1507) Behaim was a famous navigator and geographer.

Martin Behaim

(1459-1507) Behaim was a famous navigator and geographer.

An indian club from Hispaniola.

Club

An indian club from Hispaniola.

Coffer and bones, the remains of Columbus.

Coffer

Coffer and bones, the remains of Columbus.

Columbus standing in the streets

Columbus

Columbus standing in the streets

"Columbus taking possession of the land in the name of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella."—GOrdy, 1912

Columbus Claiming the Land

"Columbus taking possession of the land in the name of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella."—GOrdy,…

Columbus in chains aboard the Gorda

Columbus in Chains

Columbus in chains aboard the Gorda

Christopher Columbus' armor, from the Collection in the Royal Palace at Madrid.

Columbus' Armor

Christopher Columbus' armor, from the Collection in the Royal Palace at Madrid.

Cut in the German translation of the 1st Letter of Columbus.

Columbus' First Letter

Cut in the German translation of the 1st Letter of Columbus.

The triumphal return of Columbus to Spain.

Columbus' Return

The triumphal return of Columbus to Spain.

Columbus' flag ship, the "Santa Maria."

Columbus' Ship

Columbus' flag ship, the "Santa Maria."

Bartholomew Columbus, Christopher Columbus' brother.

Bartholomew Columbus

Bartholomew Columbus, Christopher Columbus' brother.

Portrait of Christopher Columbus.

Portrait of Christopher Columbus

Portrait of Christopher Columbus.

Famous explorer and trader who reached the Americas in 1492.

Christopher Columbus

Famous explorer and trader who reached the Americas in 1492.

Famous explorer and trader who reached the Americas in 1492.

Christopher Columbus

Famous explorer and trader who reached the Americas in 1492.

The De Bry portrait of Columbus. A famous explorer and trader who reached the Americas in 1492.

Christopher Columbus

The De Bry portrait of Columbus. A famous explorer and trader who reached the Americas in 1492.

Columbus, the Havana Medallion. A famous explorer and trader who reached the Americas in 1492.

Christopher Columbus

Columbus, the Havana Medallion. A famous explorer and trader who reached the Americas in 1492.

An Italian explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the American continents.

Christopher Columbus

An Italian explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the…

An Italian explorer who crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed in the American continents.

Christopher Columbus

An Italian explorer who crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed in the American continents.

The death of columbus

Death of Columbus

The death of columbus

Ferdinand Columbus of Spain, Christopher Columbus' son.

Ferdinand Columbus

Ferdinand Columbus of Spain, Christopher Columbus' son.

Columbus being received by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella at Barcelona, after returning from the New World

Spanish Royal Reception of Columbus

Columbus being received by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella at Barcelona, after returning from the…

Tomb of Columbus in Havana

Tomb of Columbus in Havana

Tomb of Columbus in Havana

The Triumph of Columbus. A fac-simile of the original sketch by Columbus himsef, was sent by him from Seville in 1502, and is preserved in the city hall at Genoa. The figure sitting beside Columbus is Providence; Envy and Ignorance are hinted at as monsters following in his wake; while Constancy, Tolerance, the Christian Religion, Victory, and Hope attend him. Above all is the floating figure of Fame blowing two trumpets, one marked "Genoa," the other "Fama Columbi." Harrisse says that good judges assign this picture to Columbus' own hand, though none of the drawings ascribed to him are authentic beyond doubt; while it is very true that he had the reputation of being a good draughtsman.

Triumph of Columbus

The Triumph of Columbus. A fac-simile of the original sketch by Columbus himsef, was sent by him from…

Convent of Santa Maria La Rabida at Palos

Convent of Santa Maria La Rabida at Palos

Convent of Santa Maria La Rabida at Palos

An illustration of a cotton mill in Columbus, Georgia. A cotton mill is a factory housing spinning and weaving machinery. Cotton was the leading sector in the Industrial Revolution, as a cotton spinning was mechanized in mills.

Cotton Mill

An illustration of a cotton mill in Columbus, Georgia. A cotton mill is a factory housing spinning and…

Dressed in scarlet, and carrying the banner of the expedition, Columbus landed. He was followed by a priest with a cross and the men of the ships. All knelt upon the sandy shore and thanked God for his goodness. Then Columbus took possession of the land in the name of the sovereigns of Spain, Ferdinand and Isabella.

Columbus Discovering Land

Dressed in scarlet, and carrying the banner of the expedition, Columbus landed. He was followed by a…

Columbus at Hispaniola

Hispaniola

Columbus at Hispaniola

The landing of Columbus

Landing

The landing of Columbus

One of the companions of Columbus on his second voyage. concuered the island of Porto Rico from Spain.

Juan Ponce de Leon

One of the companions of Columbus on his second voyage. concuered the island of Porto Rico from Spain.

Columbus at Margarita Island, the largest island in Venezuela, off the north eastern side of the country.

Margarita Island

Columbus at Margarita Island, the largest island in Venezuela, off the north eastern side of the country.

Monsters supposed to live in the ocean as drawn on old maps

Monsters

Monsters supposed to live in the ocean as drawn on old maps

Columbus arriving at Granada in time to see the final surrender of the Moors to the Spanish Army.

Moors Surrender

Columbus arriving at Granada in time to see the final surrender of the Moors to the Spanish Army.

A native of Hispaniola in his canoe.

Natives

A native of Hispaniola in his canoe.

Natives of Hispaniola in a canoe.

Natives

Natives of Hispaniola in a canoe.

The Nina, a ship that came to America with Columbus

Nina

The Nina, a ship that came to America with Columbus

The Nina was Columbus' smallest ship in his fleet when he set sail and landed in America.

The Nina

The Nina was Columbus' smallest ship in his fleet when he set sail and landed in America.

The Ohio Statehouse, located in Columbus, Ohio, is the seat of government for the state of Ohio.

The Ohio State Capitol

The Ohio Statehouse, located in Columbus, Ohio, is the seat of government for the state of Ohio.

The Pinta, a ship that came to America with Columbus

Pinta

The Pinta, a ship that came to America with Columbus

The priar speaking to Columbus

Priar

The priar speaking to Columbus

Claudius Ptolemaeus, known as Ptolemy, was an ancient geographer, astrologer, and astronomer.

Ptolemy

Claudius Ptolemaeus, known as Ptolemy, was an ancient geographer, astrologer, and astronomer.

Claudius Ptolemaeus, known as Ptolemy, was an ancient geographer, astrologer, and astronomer.

Ptolemy

Claudius Ptolemaeus, known as Ptolemy, was an ancient geographer, astrologer, and astronomer.

The Santa Maria

Santa Maria

The Santa Maria

The Santa Maria, a ship that came to America with Columbus

Santa Maria

The Santa Maria, a ship that came to America with Columbus

This is the earliest representation which we have of the natives of the New World, showing such as were found by the Portuguese on the north coast of South America. It has been supposed that it was issued in Augsburg somewhere between 1497 and 1504, for it is not dated. The only copy ever known to bibliographers is not now to be traced.

South Americans

This is the earliest representation which we have of the natives of the New World, showing such as were…