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.
Under the drawings:
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
DONATED BY PRIVATE FUNDING, SPECIAL THANKS TO: JAMES SIMEONE, SALVATORE PINZONE.
The drawing is signed:
Sources & Information
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Location (N 42°22'29" - W 71°14'7")
Item Code: usma09; Photograph: 23 June 2003
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