Columbus Day Clipart Images

Page includes images acquired from the Library of Congress. They depict two 19th century versions of the landing of Columbus in the New World.

We choose these jpegs because they are excellent works of art and because they have the clearest copyright information of all the 19th century Columbus images we viewed.

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Columbus arriving at the new world
The Landing of Columbus Oct. 11th 1492

"The Landing of Columbus Oct. 11th 1492" is a photo of a hand-colored lithograph created by N. Currier (Currier & Ives) published in 1846. According to the Library of Congress, "there are no known restrictions" on the publication of our jpg image of the lithograph.

Columbus kneeling for the Queen
Christopher Columbus kneeling before Queen Isabella I.
(19th century - artist V. Turgis - JPEG from film photo of the lithograph)
portrait of Christopher Columbus
Columbus Day with Christopher.

This clipart image is loosely based on a painting by Sebastiano del Piombo in the 16th century titled " Christopher Columbus, half-length portrait, facing slightly right."

Christopher Columbus
Columbus and his spyglass searching for the new world.

happy columbus day animated in the colors of spanish flag
Happy Columbus Day animation created in the colors of the Spanish Flag.
columbus searching for the new world
Christopher Columbus looking thru his glass for the new world (or perhaps he is looking for India).
Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria on the high seas
The Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria on the high seas.
Columbus in The New World
First Landing of Columbus - Published by Currier & Ives, c1892.
Columbus - The First Voyage
Columbus saying farewell to Queen Isabella I on August 3, 1492.
The First Voyage is a JPEG of a chromolithograph by The Prang Educational Company in 1893.
Provided by The Library of Congress - No known restrictions on publication.
Columbus Day with the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria
Columbus Day with the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria at full sail.
Christopher Columbus and his ships
Columbus Day with ships and Columbus

I see the Niña and the Pinta but where is the Santa Maria? This must be a depiction of Christopher Columbus after December 25, 1492 when the Santa Maria ran aground at Hispaniola and was abandoned.

Facts about Christopher Columbus:
Born c.1451 in Genoa, Liguria and Died 20 May 1506 in Valladolid, Spain.
His occupation was "Maritime explorer for the Crown of Castile."
His titles were Admiral of the Ocean Sea and Viceroy and Governor of the Indies.
Columbus's religion was Roman Catholic.
His wife's name was Filipa Moniz.
Christopher Columbus had 2 children, Diego and Fernando.
He had 3 brothers, Giovanni Pellegrino, Giacomo and Bartolomeo Columbus.
Christopher Columbus's name in Genoese is Christoffa Corombo, in Spanish Cristóbal Colón and in Latin it was Christophorus Columbus.

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