By: WILSON, Ian COLUMBUS, Christopher) CABOT, John)
Simon and Schuster, London, 1991, ISBN:0671710672:
Seller ID: 66658
WILSON, Ian. The Columbus Myth : Did Men of Bristol Reach America Before Columbus? London : Simon and Schuster, (1991). Pp.[i]-xvi,1-240, + 8 p. of plates. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. This volume calls into question whether it really was Christopher Columbus who first discovered America, or whether fishermen from Bristol had reached North American shores several years earlier. Also called into question is the fate of John Cabot's1498 voyage, and the origin of the name "America": whether it truly was na med after Amerigo Vespucci, or whether Bristol customs official Ric... View More...