Anguilla Scott #866 (15 Dec 1992) Souvenir Sheet showing map of first voyage of Christopher Columbus to the New World, portrait of Christopher Columbus, sailing ship and Columbus’ Coat of Arms.

Anguilla Scott #866 (15 Dec 1992) Souvenir Sheet showing map of first voyage of Christopher Columbus to the New World, portrait of Christopher Columbus, sailing ship and Columbus’ Coat of Arms.

Trinidad Scott #91 (31 Jul 1898) Landing of Columbus on Trinidad: Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Discovery of the island of Trinidad on July 31, 1498 by Christopher Columbus during his third voyage.  Note: The stamp is not proof that Columbus actually set foot on the island on July 31, 1498 as there are conflicting reports that he may have simply witnessed the event by his crew members (due to illness).

Trinidad Scott #91 (31 Jul 1898) Landing of Columbus on Trinidad: Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Discovery of the island of Trinidad on July 31, 1498 by Christopher Columbus during his third voyage. Note: The stamp is not proof that Columbus actually set foot on the island on July 31, 1498 as there are conflicting reports that he may have simply witnessed the event by his crew members (due to illness).

United States Scott #2625c (22 May 1992) Queen Isabella of Spain and Christopher Columbus.

United States Scott #2625c (22 May 1992) Queen Isabella of Spain and Christopher Columbus.

United States Scott #2628c (22 May 1992) Columbus in Chains.

United States Scott #2628c (22 May 1992) Columbus in Chains.

Colombia Scott #C853 (22 July 1992) The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus (painting by Salvador Dali).  Learn some facts about Dali and his large painting (click link):   http://thedali.org/exhibit/discovery-america-christopher-columbus/

Colombia Scott #C853 (22 July 1992) The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus (painting by Salvador Dali). Learn some facts about Dali and his large painting (click link): http://thedali.org/exhibit/discovery-america-christopher-columbus/

Venezuela Scott #1595 (12 Aug 1998) Commemorating the landing of Christopher Columbus in Venezuela on his third voyage to the New World and explorations of Amerigo Vespucci. A joint issue (similar design) with Italy (Scott #2252) was also issued on 12 Aug 1998.

Venezuela Scott #1595 (12 Aug 1998) Commemorating the landing of Christopher Columbus in Venezuela on his third voyage to the New World and explorations of Amerigo Vespucci. A joint issue (similar design) with Italy (Scott #2252) was also issued on 12 Aug 1998.

United States Scott #2805 (19 Nov 1993) 500th Anniversary of the Discovery of Puerto Rico by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage.   On 19 Nov 1493 with a fleet of 17 ships, Columbus landed on the large island and named it San Juan Bautista in honor of Saint John the Baptist.   One of Columbus’ shipmates on this voyage was Juan Ponce de León who was instrumental in the founding of the city of San Juan de Puerto Rico in 1521. From that city this island has derived its modern name.

United States Scott #2805 (19 Nov 1993) 500th Anniversary of the Discovery of Puerto Rico by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage. On 19 Nov 1493 with a fleet of 17 ships, Columbus landed on the large island and named it San Juan Bautista in honor of Saint John the Baptist. One of Columbus’ shipmates on this voyage was Juan Ponce de León who was instrumental in the founding of the city of San Juan de Puerto Rico in 1521. From that city this island has derived its modern name.

Cyprus Scott #798-801 (29 May 1992) Discovery of America Europa issue:  Map, Embarkation at Palos, Spain; Columbus’ ships, Christopher Columbus.

Cyprus Scott #798-801 (29 May 1992) Discovery of America Europa issue: Map, Embarkation at Palos, Spain; Columbus’ ships, Christopher Columbus.

Vasco Nunez de Balboa sighting the Pacific Ocean with his dog “Leoncico” at his feet. This stamp of Panama Scott #202 (Sept 1913) commemorated the 400th Anniversary of Balboa’s discovery of the Pacific Ocean (Mar del Sur), becoming the first European to see the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean by crossing the Isthmus of Panama.

Vasco Nunez de Balboa sighting the Pacific Ocean with his dog “Leoncico” at his feet. This stamp of Panama Scott #202 (Sept 1913) commemorated the 400th Anniversary of Balboa’s discovery of the Pacific Ocean (Mar del Sur), becoming the first European to see the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean by crossing the Isthmus of Panama.

U.S. Scott #2625b (22 May 1992) La Santa María, the flagship of Christopher Columbus on his first voyage. The Santa María was the slowest of Columbus’ vessels, but performed well in the Atlantic crossing. Her master and owner was Juan de la Cosa. He is known for designing the earliest European world map that included the Americas. The Santa María did not return to Spain. It was shipwrecked the early morning of 25 Dec 1492 off the present-day site Cap-Haïtien, Haiti.

U.S. Scott #2625b (22 May 1992) La Santa María, the flagship of Christopher Columbus on his first voyage. The Santa María was the slowest of Columbus’ vessels, but performed well in the Atlantic crossing. Her master and owner was Juan de la Cosa. He is known for designing the earliest European world map that included the Americas. The Santa María did not return to Spain. It was shipwrecked the early morning of 25 Dec 1492 off the present-day site Cap-Haïtien, Haiti.

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