Perhaps one of the most important European Explorers in history, Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain in 1492 and discovered America. Traveling in three ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, this intrepid explorer went in search of the New World. Granted this portrait of such an important historical figure is on the small size, it might be just what your child needs for a history project.
So many wonderful illustrations were included in the large work Hill’s Album of Biography and Art from 1882 by Thomas E. Hill. This is but one of them.
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