Christopher Columbus; His Life, His Works, His Remains. as Revealed by Original Printed and Manuscript Records, Together with an Essay on Peter Martyr of Anghera and Bartolome de Las Casas, the First Historians of America Volume 3

Christopher Columbus; His Life, His Works, His Remains. as Revealed by Original Printed and Manuscript Records, Together with an Essay on Peter Martyr of Anghera and Bartolome de Las Casas, the First Historians of America Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...that the tradition referred to the Admiral Christopher Columbus, or Cristoval Colon, and there never was another Admiral of that name. Cristoval Colon, the brother to Don Luis, never was Admiral, nor did he inherit his brother's Majorat. It is always of the First Admiral Christopher Columbus that the voice of tradition speaks. lead coffin similar to that found by them on the Gospel side. The lead coffin seen by the Canons Nugnez de Caseres, Manuel Sanchez, and Pierre de Galvez contained, say two of the three witnesses, many human bones. No attempt, however, was made to enumerate them or to describe their condition. The vault was near to the door leading into the Chapter room. This description may help determine, in case we find two or more vaults, which one was found and opened in 1783. Moreau de Saint-M6ry published a very interesting account of the Spanish part of Espanola, and in his description of the city of San Domingo he gives the following description of the great church: "The Cathedral has a nave and two wings. It is in the Gothic style, but abundantly noble and magnificent: and merits admiration on account of the boldness of its vaulted roof, which, notwithstanding the earthquakes, the ravages of which are but too well-known in its neighbourhood, has never till within these 15 or 20 years had a single flaw. Begun 1512, finished 1540." This testimony is valuable, for we have just seen how pertinacious an inquirer he was, prosecuting his quest for information over two years and finally appealing to influences higher than his own. Tradition in that day reported the church as escaping the ravages of earthquakes, so destructive in the West Indies and in Espanola. If, then, we find that neither hostile man nor unfriendly nature has...show more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612981
  • 9781236612984