This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Four Voyages: Being His Own Log-Book,…

The Four Voyages: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with…

by Christopher Columbus

Other authors: See the other authors section.

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
317153,639 (3.54)8



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 8 mentions

As to the Spanish in this book, I cannot comment. The English worked fine for me though. This contains letters and selected documents by Columbus or to him during each of his four voyages. It was nice to have alongside the biography I was reading to fill in some gaps and get an idea of the terminology and phrasing used in the 1400s. From his comments, it seems that Columbus was well read for his day. He seemed to be an eternal optimist until the weight of perceived and real injustices done to him crushed his spirit. That, along with his poor health. His family and friends were loyal though and he always had good words to say for them and for those who sailed under him, even seeming to forgive most of the mutineers. ( )
  MrsLee | Feb 24, 2009 |
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (15 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Christopher Columbusprimary authorall editionscalculated
Cohen, J. M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wapenaar, LexTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Some say that these lands were first known many centuries ago, and that their situation was written down and the exact latitudes noted in which they lay, but their geography and the sea routes by which they were to be reached were forgotten, and that Christopher Columbus, a learned man well read in the science of cosmography, set out to make a fresh discovery of these islands.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

Columbus' letters and other documents record his journeys to America

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.54)
2 1
2.5 2
3 3
3.5 1
4 5
5 2

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 137,313,610 books! | Top bar: Always visible