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Monumento a Cristóbal Colón

Christopher Columbus Monument


1892

Gaiman /  Monumento a Cristóbal Colón   Gaiman /  Monumento a Cristóbal Colón

Description

Obelisk made of ochre over a rectangular base. On its four sides is recorded on white marble, a dedication to Christopher Columbus in four languages - Spanish, Welsh, Italian and English (not identical, the English dedication is very basic).

Inscription(s)

Spanish:
A
CRISTOBAL COLÓN
QUE,
DESA?ANDO EL IGNOTO,
Y LAS SUPERSTICIONES
DEL VIEJO MUNDO
NOS HA PROPORCIONADO EL NUEVO
EN LA SOLEMNE OCASION
DEL 4o CENTENARIO
LOS HABITANTES DE GAIMAN.

Italian:

A
CRISTOFORO COLOMBO
CHE TANTO FECE, TANTO PATI,
E TANTO ONORÓ IL GENERE HUMANO.
GL'ITALIANI UNITAMENTE
AGLI'ALTRI ABITATORI
DI QUESTO TERRITORIO.
ANNO MDCCCXCII.

Welsh:

I
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
AR DDATHLIAD 4 CANMLWYDDIANT
DARCANVYDDIAD AMERICA
YN UNVARY MEDD CYVANVYD
I EWROB BUN HANER BYD.

English:

TO
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
THE DISCOVERER OF AMERICA
1492-1892.

Below the English dedication the name "F. PIETROBELLI" is written (Francisco Pietrobelli was an Italian entrepeneur in Patagonia), and below the Italian "C. BOWMAN."

Annotation

A community commission decided in 1892 to raise a memorial monument at the fourth centenary of the discovery of America.

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Item Code: ar013; Added: 22 November 2006

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