Voyages of Columbus

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     Christopher Columbus' first long voyage was not the New World, but to Chios in the Adriatic Sea. In 1474 he was a seaman on a ship bound for Chios. He spent a year there, apparently engaged in trade, and returned independently wealthy. Later he sailed to Iceland and the Canary Islands.

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      In the 15th century the known world looked like it does on Martin Behaim's Erdapfel, and Toscanelli's lost map.

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