Another island, I am told, is larger than Hispaniola, where the natives have no hair, and where there is countless gold; and from them all I bring Indians to testify to this.
In all the islands I observed little difference in the appearance of the people, or in their habits and language, except that they understand each other, which is remarkable.
They have no iron, nor steel, nor weapons, nor are they fit for them, because although they are well-made men of commanding stature, they appear extraordinarily timid.
He continues on to find what he first believed was China but later learns is yet another island. I heard from other Indians I had already taken that this land was an island, and thus followed the eastern coast for one hundred and seven leagues, until I came to the end of it.
Guyot Marchant, a printer based in the Champs-Gailliard, quickly copied this work and soon produced no less than three editions, all before the end of The women appear to me to work harder than the men, and so far as I can hear they have nothing of their own, for I think I perceived that what one had others shared, especially food.
This difference has led many to suppose that it was a second manuscript letter from Columbus which had been sent to Rome e.
There was clearly a great interest in disseminating the news. The Indians call it Guanaham. But our Redeemer has given victory to our most illustrious King and Queen, and to their kingdoms rendered famous by this glorious event, at which all Christendom should rejoice, celebrating it with great festivities and solemn Thanksgivings to the Holy Trinity, with fervent prayers for the high distinction that will accrue to them from turning so many peoples to our holy faith; and also from the temporal benefits that not only Spain but all Christian nations will obtain.
They have no iron, nor steel, nor weapons, nor are they fit for them, because although they are well-made men of commanding stature, they appear extraordinarily timid. The first mention of any letter in the Las Casas abstract occurs on February 14th,the third day of a severe storm that threatened to sink the ships.
I began fortifications there which should be completed by this time, and I have left in it men enough to hold it, with arms, artillery, and provisions for more than a year; and a boat with a master seaman skilled in the arts necessary to make others; I am so friendly with the king of that country that he was proud to call me his brother and hold me as such.
This suggests that the printing of the Columbus letter, if not directly undertaken by royal command, probably had royal knowledge and approval.
It was apparently soon realized that the islands probably lay below the latitude boundary, as only a little while later, Pope Alexander VI issued a second bull Eximiae devotionis officially dated also May 3, but written c. And in truth the sun has extreme power here, since it is within twenty-six degrees of the equinoctial line.
To speak, in conclusion, only of what has been done during this hurried voyage, their Highnesses will see that I can give them as much gold as they desire, if they will give me a little assistance, spices, cotton, as much as their Highnesses may command to be shipped, and mastic as much as their Highnesses choose to send for, which until now has only been found in Greece, in the isle of Chios, and the Signoria can get its own price for it; as much lign-aloe as they command to be shipped, and as many slaves as they choose to send for, all heathens.
He compares lush and well-watered Hispaniola as more favorable to settlement than mountainous Cuba. Six more editions were published in The drama is known to have been performed in Rome inand copies of it were printed in Rome in both and Hain, nos.
He claims that all that he possesses has been stolen from him and puts forth a plea for the "restitution of [his] honor, the reparation of [his] losses, and the punishment of him who did this" Gabriel Sanchez himself was also accused, but he was soon extricated by his employer, King Ferdinand II.This letter was written and printed in Spanish, usually assumed to be from the copy of the letter sent by Columbus to Luis de Santangel, the Escribano de Racion of the Crown of Aragon, although.
Title Letter of Columbus to Luis de Santangel, dated 15 February Additional title: Letter to Santangel. (Spanish). folio Names Columbus, Christopher (Author) Santángel, Luis de, d. (Addressee) Dates / Origin.
After reading the First Letter to Luis de Santangel and the Letter to Ferdinand and Isabella regarding the fourth voyage, I have compared the two letters. They seem to be written by different people because of the change of environments.
PLAY. The "new world" can most usefully and accurately be thought of as: According to his letter to Luis de Santángel, what procedure did Columbus follow when he "took possession" of the islands he called the Indies for King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain?
View the original text of history's most important documents, including the The Letter of Columbus to Luis De Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery.
This letter, addressed to Luis de Santangel, treasurer of the Kingdom of Aragon, was first published in Barcelona in Santangel had financed a large part of the voyage and had decisive influence with the King and Queen of Spain.
In writing this letter, Columbus acknowledges both .Download