The site of Columbus's first landfall in the New World has been a controversial subject since his landing there in 1492. Watling Island, renamed San Salvador, has been the choice of many scholars, but a new theory presented by Luis and Ethel Marden who tracked the journey presented on this map points to Samana Cay. Published in National Geographic Magazine in November 1986 with the "Threading the Islands" map and three articles on Columbus, the "Where Did Columbus Discover America?" map presents a new answer to this centuries-old question.
Coverage Area: Atlantic Ocean, Canary Islands, Bahamas
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