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Where did Columbus discover America? : new evidence marks landfall at Samana Cay

Author: John B Garver, Jr.; National Geographic Society (U.S.). Cartographic Division.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Map : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Samana Cay (Also known as Atwood Cay) is the largest now uninhabited island in the Bahamas, believed by some researchers to have been the location of Columbus's first landfall in the Americas, on October 12, 1492"--Wikiped., Nov.2014.
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Genre/Form: Maps
Named Person: Christopher Columbus; Christopher Columbus
Document Type: Map
All Authors / Contributors: John B Garver, Jr.; National Geographic Society (U.S.). Cartographic Division.
OCLC Number: 15010879
Notes: Relief shown by shading. Depths shown by gradient tints and isolines.
First map shows Columbus' route as traced from the Canary Islands to the Bahamas.
Legends include wind roses, isogonic lines, ocean currents, anchorages, Columbus' monuments, and selected Lucayan Indian sites.
Includes text and col. ill. of the Pinta, Santa Maria, and Nina.
"Threading the islands : which track fits," which includes text and 2 maps: [Main islands where Columbus had landings] -- "Samana Cay and the Columbus log" on verso.
Also issued plastic-coated version, with added code no. "20013."
Description: 3 maps on 1 sheet : both sides, color ; 38 x 35 cm or smaller, sheet 37 x 52 cm
Cartographic Mathematical Data: Scales differ; (W 83°08ʹ09ʺ--W 3°35ʹ00ʺ/N 40°01ʹ11ʺ--N 16°23ʹ49ʺ).
Other Titles: Samana Cay and the Columbus log
Threading the islands : which track fits
Responsibility: produced by the Cartographic Division, National Geographic Society ; John B. Garver, Jr., chief cartographer.

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"Samana Cay (Also known as Atwood Cay) is the largest now uninhabited island in the Bahamas, believed by some researchers to have been the location of Columbus's first landfall in the Americas, on October 12, 1492"--Wikiped., Nov.2014.

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