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In August 1492, Christopher Columbus, whose nationality is still today subject to much debate, set sail on behalf of Ferdinand and Isabella whose marriage had united their crowns forming what is still today the Kingdom of Spain, and on October 12 of that same year, he eventually reached the Bahamas thinking it was the East Indies. The mouth hath many shores and the sea breaketh on them. Bigger, faster ships and the invention of navigational devices such as the astrolabe and sextant made extended voyages possible.

Pages: 128

Publisher: Franklin Watts (March 1999)

ISBN: 0531114309

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