Science & Culture

Christopher Columbus with the Franciscans

Christopher Columbus, with his son, is received by the Franciscan friars in the convent of La Rábida in Huelva, Spain. Here the Admiral found hospitality and shelter before his maiden voyage to America.  (Benet Mercadé, Christopher Columbus at the gates of the monastery of Santa María de la Rábida with his son Diego)


Christopher Columbus kneeling in front of Queen Isabella II. (Christophe Colomb a la cour d'Isabelle II, 1846 historic print, Paris, VveTurgis; Lith. de Turgis)

Columbus Column Monument, New York City (by Italian sculptor Gaetano Russo, 1892)

  © Andrew Prokos

Columbus Column Monument, New York City (detail)

Bas relief sculpture of Christopher Columbus, Chicago