The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus

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CONTENTS
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Preface9
BOOK I.
CHAP.
I. Birth, Parentage, and Early Life of Columbus17
II. Early Voyages of Columbus20
III. Progress of Discovery under Prince Henry of Portugal24
IV. Residence of Columbus at Lisbon—Ideas concerning Islands in the Ocean29
V. Grounds on which Columbus founded his Belief of the existence of Undiscovered Lands in the West34
VI. Correspondence of Columbus with Paulo Toscanelli—Events in Portugal relative to Discoveries—Proposition of Columbus to the Portuguese Court—Departure from Portugal40
BOOK II.
I. Proceedings of Columbus after leaving Portugal—His Applications in Spain—Characeters of Ferdinand and Isabella52
II. Columbus at the Court of Spain57
III. Columbus before the Council of Salamanca60
IV. Further Applications at the Court of Castile—Columbus, follows the Court in its Campaigns66
V. Columbus at the Convent of La Rabida72
VI. Application to the Court at the time of the Surrender of Granada76
VII. Arrangement with the Spanish Sovereigns—Preparations for the Expedition at the Port of Palos81
VIII. Columbus at the Fort of Palos—Preparations for the Voyage of Discovery84
BOOK III.
I. Departure of Columbus on his First Voyage.89
II. Continuation of the Voyage—First Notice of the Variation of the Needle93
III. Continuation of the Voyage—Various Terrors of the Seamen96
IV. Continuation of the Voyage—Discovery of Land101
BOOK IV.
I. First Landing of Columbus in the New World109
II. Cruise among the Bahama Islands115
III. Discovery and Coasting of Cuba121
IV. Further Coasting of Cuba127

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