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Vanderlyn, John, (1775-1852) Landing of Columbus.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.0001 Author/Creator: Vanderlyn, John, (1775-1852) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Engraving Date: 1856 Pagination: 1 print : b&w ; 20.5 x 27 cm. Order a Copy

One engraving entitled "Landing Of Columbus" dated 1856. Depicts Columbus landing in the New World in 1492. Columbus and his men arrive on a beachfront in the West Indies. Columbus holds the royal banner of Aragon and Castile in one hand and a sword in the other. Native West Indians watch the Europeans from behind a tree. Published by Martin, Johnson & Co, New York, based on a painting by John Vanderlyn, and engraved by Henry Brian Hall.

Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852
Hall, Henry Bryan, 1808-1884
Columbus, Christopher, 1451-1506

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