On 13 August, 1476, off the coast of Portugal, the ship commanded by Christopher Columbus was wrecked.
Columbus, who would later become an Admiral, had just turned twenty-five.
He was miraculously able to reach the coast where he found refuge with his younger brother Bartolomeo, a map maker, in Lisbon.
The world had been expanding since the beginning of the 15th century, and Portugal was at the very centre of exploration endeavors.
The Columbus brothers worked relentlessly for eight years to prepare the voyage Christopher dreamed of: the search for the passage to the Indies, Cipango and the Empire of the Great Khan.
Bartolomeo tells the story from the very outset; he is his brother's accomplice and the main witness to the events leading to the Indies Enterprise.
How could this exquisite passion for discovery lead to genocide?
Why explore if it only leads to the destruction of what has been discovered?
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Haus Publishing
- Publication Date: 29/09/2011
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9781906598938
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