Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Waltham
Massachusetts

Waltham Common

Columbus Monument

Angelo Urso
1992

Waltham /  Columbus Monument

Description

A curved granite tablet incised with images of Christopher Columbus, a world globe with Columbus' sailing route marked, and a small scene of his ships coming ashore in the new world.

Map with Columbus' routes   Columbus' fleet

Inscription(s)

A QUINCENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE
TO CHRISTOPER COLUMBUS

THE EUROPEAN DISCOVERER OF THE NEW WORLD IN 1492
COMMISSIONED "THE ADMIRAL OF THE OCEAN SEA"
AN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE SAILOR WHOSE GREAT IMAGINATION
COURAGE AND NAVIGATIONAL SKILLS LED TO EARLY DISCOVERY
EXPLORATION AND ULTIMATE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AMERICAS

Under the drawings:
DONATED BY PRIVATE FUNDING, SPECIAL THANKS TO: JAMES SIMEONE, SALVATORE PINZONE.

The drawing is signed:
ANGELO URSO
ARTIST

Sculptor

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Location (N 42°22'29" - W 71°14'7")

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