The Columbian Tradition on the Discovery of America and of the Part Played therein by the Astronomer Toscanelli: A Memoir addressed to the Profs Hermann Wagner, of the University of Göttingen, and Carlo Errera, of Bologna

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IN various publications, especially in his Histoire de la Grande Entreprise de Christophe Colomb(Paris, 1911, 2 vols.), Mr. Vignaud has endeavoured to upset the traditional view of the discovery of America. According to that view, Columbus set out in 1492, not to discover unknown lands, but to reach the eastern parts of Asia by sailing westward across the Atlantic, having already in 1474 been encouraged to do so by the well-known astronomer Toscanelli of Florence. In this pamphlet Mr. Vignaud has again summed up the results of his studies and defended them against the attacks of his two principal opponents.

The Columbian Tradition on the Discovery of America and of the Part Played therein by the Astronomer Toscanelli: A Memoir addressed to the Profs. Hermann Wagner, of the University of Göttingen, and Carlo Errera, of Bologna.

By Henry Vignaud. Pp. 62. (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1920.) Price 3s. 6d. net.

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D, J. The Columbian Tradition on the Discovery of America and of the Part Played therein by the Astronomer Toscanelli: A Memoir addressed to the Profs Hermann Wagner, of the University of Göttingen, and Carlo Errera, of Bologna . Nature 105, 803–804 (1920). https://doi.org/10.1038/105803a0

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