Columbus discovering Hispaniola, woodcut, 1494

Columbus discovering Hispaniola, woodcut, 1494

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Caption: Columbus landing in the West Indies during his first voyage (1492). This woodcut is taken from the Basel edition of Columbus's Letter of Columbus, on the islands of India beyond the Ganges recently discovered, published in 1494. The image shows Columbus landing in Hispaniola, where some natives flee and others trade.

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