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Excerpts from Columbuss Journal

Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) wrote a vivid daily account of his journeys to the Americas for Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand of Spain. His actual journal, however, was lost. The Spanish priest Bartolomé de Las Casas (1474-1566) had access to the journal prior to its disappearance and wrote an abstract of it in which he incorporated many direct quotes from "the Admiral," as Columbus was called ...