Four Voyages to the New World; Letters and Selected Documents Setting & Symbolism

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Straits of Gibraltar

The place of departure for Columbus's first voyage.

Atlantic Ocean

The ocean Columbus and his men crossed four times going to what they thought were the "Indies" but which turned out to be North America.

India

Columbus's original destination; to his dying day, he believed that he had landed on the east coast of Asia.

Canary Islands

Islands that Columbus and his men crossed several times on their way to and from the New World.

Santa Maria

Columbus's main ship.

Pinta

A second ship included on the voyage.

Nina

The third and final ship for Columbus's first voyage.

The Admiral

Columbus's title and what many men and biographers called him.

Cuba

One of the main countries that Columbus and his men explored.

Hispaniola

Another large land mass that Columbus and his men explored.

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