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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

Christopher Columbus’ Last Residence

 
 
Christopher Columbus' Last Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2016
1. Christopher Columbus' Last Residence Marker
Inscription.
Esta casa fué la última morada en América
desde el 13 de agosto hasta el 11 de septiembre, 1504 de
Cristóbal Colón
Descubridor del Nuevo Mundo,
Primer Almirante de la Mar Oceana y de las Indias Occidentales,
Virrey y Gobernador General.
Conmemoración de los 505 años de su regreso a España.
Fundación Amigos del Museo de las Casas Reales, Inc.
Secretaría de Estado de Cultura
11 de septiembre de 2009

English translation:
This house was the last residence in the Americas, from August 13 to September 11, 1504 of
Christopher Columbus, Discoverer of the New World,
First Admiral of the Ocean Sea and of the West Indies, Viceregent and Governor General. Commemoration of the 505 years since his return to Spain.
Friends of the Museum of the Royal Houses Foundation, Inc.
Secretary of the State of Culture
September 11, 2009

 
Erected 2009 by Secretaría de Estado de Cultura.
 
Location. 18° 28.47′ N, 69° 52.97′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker is on Calle Las Damas, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is at the north end of the French Embassy building. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10210, Dominican Republic.
 
Other nearby markers.
Christopher Columbus' Last Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2016
2. Christopher Columbus' Last Residence Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The French Embassy (a few steps from this marker); The House of the Rectory (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pantheon of the Nation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dávila House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Antonio Maceo (about 90 meters away); House of the Jesuits (about 120 meters away); Chapel of Our Lady of the Remedies (about 120 meters away); Borgellá's Palace (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
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Christopher Columbus image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 25, 2017
3. Christopher Columbus
This 1584 engraving by a unknown artist, perhaps the most authentic extant image of Christopher Columbus, is on display in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Christopher Columbus, as the first man to discover fast and reliable routes across the Atlantic Ocean, would forever link Europe and the Americas. Although there is no known life portrait of Columbus, this engraving from Andre Thevet's volume of collected biographies, Les Vrais Pourtraits et Vies des Hommes Illustres (Paris, 1584), lays claim to being the most authentic image in existence. Visiting French and foreign collections, Thevet meticulously researched images to accurately illustrate his biographical essays. The engraving of Columbus, he asserted, was taken from an oil painting by a Dutch artist living in Lisbon at the same time as the explorer. Although some consider Columbus's reputation tainted by his harsh treatment of American Indians, his skills as a navigator and his boldness in risking the unknown are still noteworthy, and his voyage was a turning point in history.” — National Portrait Gallery
Nearby Christopher Columbus statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
4. Nearby Christopher Columbus statue
This statue of Columbus is in the park south of the marker. It was inaugurated on February 27, 1887 and was the work of Ernesto Gilbert.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on July 30, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on March 16, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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