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Including Guanahami or San Salvador - Columbus's First Sighting of Land in 1492

Fine example of Van Kuelen's sea chart of the northern part of Hispaniola, western Cuba.

The map includes the Turks & Caicos Islands and southern part of the Bahamas.

Inset map of Tortuga and Porto de Guanives.

The map shows Guanahami or S. Salvador.  Guanahani is an island in the Bahamas that was the first land in the New World sighted and visited by Christopher Columbus' first voyage, on October 12, 1492. It is not known precisely which island it was, and several theories have been put forth by historians. Guanahani is the native TaĆ­no name; Columbus called it San Salvador.