Columbus's expedition departs Palos, Spain (37 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.

Context

Columbus and a crew of 90 depart from Palos in Spain in the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, setting out on their first voyage across the Atlantic to try to find a sea route to Asia.

Citation:
Editors. "Columbus's expedition departs Palos, Spain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10763, accessed 04 December 2016.]


Related Groups

  1. Exploration, Explorers, Pioneers