Admiral of the ocean sea :a life of Christopher Columbus /by Samuel Eliot Morison ; maps by Erwin Raisz ; drawings by Bertram Greene.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




xx, 680 p., [6] leaves of plates : ill., maps (some folded), port., charts ; 25 cm.


Descriptive Terms



Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976.


The first forty years -- Prologue -- Genoa -- Cheerfully at sea -- Lusitania -- The man Columbus -- The enterprise of the Indies -- In Castile -- The Queen consents -- Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria -- Officers and men -- The first voyage to America -- Bound away -- A day at sea -- How Columbus navigated -- Atlantic crossing -- Adelante! Adelante! -- Landfall -- The quest for Japan -- Pursuit of the Grand Khan -- Oriente -- La Isla Española -- La Navidad -- Homeward passage -- Azorean agony -- In Portuguese power -- Home is the sailor -- Diplomatic interlude -- Spreading the news -- The second voyage to America -- The Grand Fleet -- Many Marys -- Saints and virgins -- Cibao -- Cuba and Jamaica -- The Queen's Garden -- Back to Isabella -- Hell in Hispaniola -- Crowded crossing -- The third voyage to America -- Preparations -- Trinidad -- Paria -- Terrestrial Paradise -- Terrestrial Inferno -- The fourth voyage to America -- Last chance -- Hurricane -- Search for a strait -- Veragua -- Belén -- At sea in a sieve -- Marooned -- Rescue and end.


Boston : Little, Brown and Co.


xx, 680 p., [6] leaves of plates : ill., maps (some folded), port., charts ; 25 cm.


Includes index.
"An Atlantic Monthly Press Book"--t.p.
Map on lining-papers.
"A condensation of my two-volume Admiral of the ocean sea, published at the same time. All the notes have been omitted, and a good many pages of navigational data; a chapter on ships and sailing and one on the origin of syphilis have been summarized. Otherwise the two editions are identical."--P. xx.
"Salve regina" (words and melody): p. [181].
Bequest of Ise Gropius.

Call Number

GRO E111.M86 1942a

Other People and Orgs

Columbus, Christopher.
COLON, CRISTOBAL, ca. 1451-1506.
Colón, Cristóbal, 1451-1506.