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The quest of Columbus : a detailed and exact account of the discovery of America, with the many difficulties, dangers, and triumphant return

Author: Robert K Meredith; Leonard Everett Fisher; E Brooks Smith; Fernando Colón
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, [1966]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edited and adapted from The history of the life and actions of Admiral Christopher Colon by Ferdinand Colon, the first English translation, prepared for Churchill's Voyages (1744-1746), and including the letter of Columbus to Luis Santangel reporting his discovery.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Meredith, Robert K.
Quest of Columbus.
Boston, Little, Brown [1966]
(OCoLC)656789428
Named Person: Christopher Columbus; Christopher Columbus; Christopher Columbus; Christopher Columbus
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert K Meredith; Leonard Everett Fisher; E Brooks Smith; Fernando Colón
OCLC Number: 1039855
Notes: Edited and adapted from The history of the life and actions of Admiral Christopher Colon by Ferdinand Colon, the first English translation, prepared for Churchill's Voyages (1744-1746), and including the letter of Columbus to Luis Santángel reporting his discovery.
Description: xvii, 125 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Main historical persons of the narrative --
Ferdinand Columbus to the reader --
Of the Admiral's person, and what Sciences he learned --
What the Admiral did before he came to Spain --
Of the Admiral's coming to Portugal and what happened to him there which was the cause of his discovery of the Indies --
The admiral's reasons for thinking he could sail to the Indies --
How the Admiral grew angry with the King of Portugal after offering to discover the Indies for him --
The Admiral's departure from Portugal and his talks with their Catholic Majesties, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella --
How the Admiral, not reaching an agreement with their Catholic Majesties, decided to offer his services elsewhere --
How the Admiral returned to the camp before Granada and took leave of Their Catholic Majesties --
Their Catholic Majesties send after the Admiral and grant him all he asks --
How the Admiral fitted out three vessels to go on his Voyage of Discovery --
How the Admiral reached the Canary Islands and took aboard all he needed --
The Admiral sails from the Grand Canary on his Voyage of Discovery --
How all the men kept a sharp lookout for signs of land --
How the men talked mutiny, but other signs and tokens of land encouraged them --
The men try to make the Admiral change course --
How the Admiral sighted the first land --
How the Admiral went ashore and took possession for Their Catholic Majesties --
What the people the Admiral called Indians were like --
How the Admiral left that Island and went to discover others --
How the Admiral sailed to other islands that were in sight --
The Admiral discovers Cuba and tries to learn of its people --
How the two Christians returned and what they reported --
The Admiral stops following the western coast of Cuba and turns east toward Hispaniola --
The Admiral sets sail again for Hispaniola and one of the ships leaves him to search for gold --
The reach Hispaniola and find many Indians --
How the Cacique came aboard in a stately manner --
The loss of the Santa Maria --
The Admiral decides to plant a colony where the king lived --
The Admiral sets out for Spain and finds the Pinta --
A skirmish with the Indians --
The Admiral leaves the Indies behind and is parted from the Pinta in a great storm --
The Admiral reaches the Azores and his boat is seized --
How the Admiral weathered another storm and recovered his boat and men --
The Admiral sails from the Azores and is forced into Lisbon by a storm --
The Admiral's letter sent from Lisbon to Luis Santangel and the Spanish court --
How the people of Lisbon flocked to see the Admiral and he went to visit the king --
The Admiral's triumphant return to Spain --
The Admiral sails again for the Indies.
Responsibility: being the history written by Ferdinand Columbus ; edited and adapted by Robert Meredith and E. Brooks Smith ; illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher.

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Edited and adapted from The history of the life and actions of Admiral Christopher Colon by Ferdinand Colon, the first English translation, prepared for Churchill's Voyages (1744-1746), and including the letter of Columbus to Luis Santangel reporting his discovery.

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