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Christopher Columbus' coat of arms

  • Christopher Columbus' coat of arms. General Archive of the Indies © Ministerio de Cultura

    Christopher Columbus' coat of arms. General Archive of the Indies © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Manuscript

Date

1498

Original title

Escudo de Cristóbal Colón
General Archive of the Indies
Seville
Seville, Andalusia

Enlargement of the coat of arms granted to Columbus by the Catholic Monarchs as a recompense for his services.

A quartered shield, with a gold castle on a green ground in the first quarter, a purple lion on a white quarter striped with green in the second, gold islands on waves in the third, and his ceremonial colours in the fourth. The original coat of arms was subsequently modified by the family.

Details of the work

Object
Book binding

  

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