Item.- No.: 4004
Barcode: 40 22762 40004 7
Product name: santa Maria
Product dimensions L/H in mm: 200 x 210 mm
The “Santa Maria”, the best-known of Columbus’ three caravels, served as his flag-ship when he set out from Palos/Spain on 3rd August 1492 to try and find a sea route to India. Spotting land on 12th December 1492 he believed to have reached the “Land of Gold” but he had, in fact, discovered the Bahama islands. As the “Santa Maria” capsized near Haiti, nothing has been left of the famous caravel. Until his death in Valladolid on 20th May 1506, Columbus was convinced to have discovered India with the consequence that American natives are known as “Indians” up to this day.