Event Summary

Columbus makes second of his four voyages

Date

1493

Description

Columbus makes second and most elaborately outfitted of his four voyages to the Lesser Antilles and Cuba; sailed a more southerly route after depoarting Canaries, making Caribbean landfall in Lesser Antiles (15 degrees North Lat); remains in Caribbean for two years trying to bring order to Spain's empire-in-the-making

Lecture

Exploration/Discovery

Timeline 1

Europe's Maritime Reconnaissance, 1350-1640

Record ID

162