was addressed, was Luis de Santangel, who had deeply inter- ested himself in the project of Columbus and had advanced money to enable Queen Isabella to. Stock Photo Download CARTA DE CRISTOBAL COLON A LUIS DE SANTANGEL TESORERO DE LOS REYES CATOLICOS – SIGLO XV. Author. Items Letter of Columbus to Luis de Santangel, dated 15 February x Print . [5 lines] / fecha ha quato[r]ze dias de marzo: / Esta Carta en bio Colom.
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Four are in the modern Bahamas: He also proclaims that Hispaniola “abounds in many spices, and great mines of gold, and other metals” “ay mucha especiarias y grandes minas de oros y otros metales”. This island, like all the others, is most extensive. The Caribs did live in a sexually segregated society, where men and women lived in x housing and are reported to have even spoken different languages Josephy, The religious angle, the repeated emphasis on the masses of new souls available and inclined for conversion to Catholic Christianityand even the crusade theory of the Copiador letter, was written more for an ecclesiastical-legal audience rather than investors.
He describes the islands as being inhabited by “Indians” Indios.
One sailor was found to have got for a lis strap, gold of the weight of two and a half castellanos, and others for even more worthless things much more; while for a new blancas they would give all they had, were it two luid three castellanos of pure gold or an arroba or two of spun cotton. They are not black as in Guinea, though their hair is straight and coarse, as it does not grow where the sun’s rays are too ardent. Subsequent negotiations between the crowns of Portugal and Spain proceeded in Columbus’s absence.
Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. The discovery of the Canary Islands in the s had launched a wave of slaving expeditions that had shocked the Church and prompted the santange, of the pope, who overrode the claims of the Iberian monarchs and wrote the islands over to a private entrepreneur Luis de la Cerda who promised to convert the natives instead.
In official time, Eximiae precedes the second Inter caetarabut in actual time may have luos followed it. So it was unsurprising that in his letter, which has the purpose of reporting the results of his voyage to his investors, Columbus emphasized future economic prospects to make it appear a success. You must be logged in to Tag Records. They possess many canoes, with lhis they overrun all the isles of India, stealing and seizing all they can.
It is highly probable, albeit uncertain, that Kuis sent the letter from Lisbon to the Spanish court, probably by courier. It omits some of the more economic-oriented details of the printed editions.
The librarians fished the pieces out of the wastepaper basket and put it back together; it is currently held as a curiosity by the New York Public Library.
It luix true that since they have gained more confidence and are losing this fear, they are so unsuspicious and so generous with what they possess, that no one who had not seen it would believe it. Columbus, of course, was in the middle of preparing for his second journey.
During the w journey, while aboard the ship, Columbus wrote a letter reporting the results of his voyage and announcing his discovery of lius “islands of the Indies”. Newer Post Older Post Xarta. It’s nice and all for Columbus and Spain, I suppose, but as he is the first explorer presumably to find these islands, of course there are no Europeans to dispute Spain’s claim. But another possibility is that the Aragonese bureaucracy made a copy of Santangel’s letter, and forwarded a copy to Sanchez for his information, and that this letter found its way to Italy by some channel, with or without royal permission a fragment of an Italian translation suggests the treasurer sent a copy to his brother, Juan Sanchez, then a merchant in Florence.
A codicil in the printed Spanish edition indicates that Columbus sent this letter to the “Escribano de Racion”, and another to their Highnesses.
Sxntangel other, Hispaniola, is larger in circumference than all Spain from Catalonia to Fuentarabia in Biscay, since upon one of its four sides I sailed one hundred and eighty-eight leagues from west to east.
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For an English translation of the also-corrected third Roman Silber edition, see R. As is well known, instead of reaching Asia, Columbus stumbled upon the Caribbean islands of the Americas. Almost immediately after Columbus’s arrival in Spain, printed versions of the letter began to appear.
Cartes anunciant el descobriment de les Índies
Gabriel Sanchez himself was also accused, but he was soon extricated by his employer, King Ferdinand II. The text in the printed Spanish and Latin editions is much cleaner and streamlined than the roaming prose of Columbus’s letter to the monarchs found in the Libro Copiador. It was apparently soon realized that the islands probably lay below sabtangel 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.
Advanced search Search history. Had Columbus decided to wait until he reached Palos to dispatch his letter, it might have been received too late for the Spanish monarchs to react and forestall any Portuguese actions.
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Retrieved from ” https: Neither of these editions are mentioned by any writers before the 19th century, nor have any other copies been found, which suggests they were very small printings, and that the publication of Columbus’s letter may have been suppressed in Spain by royal command.
Indeed, I might have accomplished much more, had the crews served me as they ought to have done. He described the islands, particularly Hispaniola and Cuba, exaggerating their size and wealth, and suggested that mainland China probably lay nearby.
The few points of marvel in Columbus’s letter—cannibals, men with tails, and the island of the Amazons—are brief and only hearsay, dismissible as usual travel myths, unlikely to draw serious attention or set tongues talking in humanist circles.