(prob. Cogoleto, Republic of Genua, c. 1451 - Valladolid 1506)
Italian explorer, who in Spanish service completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of America
(see Background Information)
Bas-relief bust of Christopher Columbus wearing a hat. Below the bust is an inscribed picture of the Santa Maria. The central relief block is flanked on either side by lower blocks, which include carvings of the Nina and Pinta. The whole of granite.
The inscription is almost similar to the one in Kearny
dedicated in honor of
the faithful navigator, who
had the foresight, courage
and determination to discover
america, in gratitude we
pay tribute to the great
italian genius and navigator
presented by the
of unico national
october 25, 1970
to the township of lyndhurst
[Engraving of a ship]
to the ladies of lyndhurst unico, the mayor, all
town officials, members and friends of lyndhurst unico
for making this memorial possible
Sources & Information
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Location N 40°48'48" W 74°7'24"
Item Code: usnj19; Photograph: 8 October 2000
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