On his mission to discover a new world, he took his plan first to a Portuguese king for a three ship voyage, which was rejected. Then he took his plan to Genoa and then to Venice but was rejected there too. He then went to the Spanish monarchs Isabella of Castille and Ferdinand of Aragon in 1486. He proposed the idea of why not sail west across the Atlantic in... ... middle of paper ... ...reasure, etc. shaping both America and Europe because it was something new and exciting.
The harsh journeys these men made across the sea were astonishing at the time. Throughout the Age of Exploration, many people wanted to improve their navigating abilities, for example Ferdinand Magellan, who was the first to circumnavigate the Earth. Many other significant achievements were accomplished during this time. Old technologies were adjusted to be valuable tools in discoveries that helped make for more successful journeys in navigation. Honored explorers and cartographers represented this time period showing such hard work during the improvements of voyages, mapmaking, and technologies.
In 1492, Christopher Columbus exploration to the New World linked Europe and the Americas. His discoveries enlightened the globe and started a new age of exploration. His standards and morals changed the history of the whole globe. He was known for traveling for all types of reasons for many foreign monarchs. But why would a monarch from one country be interested in employing an explorer from a foreign country to complete such an important task?
Diego Columbus, the only child of this marriage, was born in 1480. Based on information acquired during his travels, and by reading and studying charts and maps, Christopher concluded that the earth was 25 percent smaller than was previously thought, and composed mostly of land. On the basis of these faulty beliefs, he decided that Asia could be reached quickly by sailing west. In 1484 he submitted his theories to John II, king of Portugal, petitioning him to finance a westward crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. His proposal was rejected by a royal maritime commission because of his miscalculations and because Portuguese ships were already rounding Africa.
Out of the 6 ships Columbus had, three were for provisions, and three were for provisions . For this voyage, Columbus wanted to finally claim Spanish land in the east, and to explore further south than previously, and to find a straight from Asia to India. On June 21st the ships carried provisions headed of to Hispanola, while the explorer ships headed south for the cape verde islands–they began crossing in July. Another place where Columbus shows his exceptional navigational skill, is when he makes the discovery of the principle of compass variation.
Even Columbus took many different voyages between 1492 and 1500 to discover different parts of the continent (Bartosik-Velez 3). The first European power to take interest in the voyage was Portugal. They wanted to follow the idea of new trade routes overseas. It took Spain until the 15th century to become committed to looking for trade routes. In 1485 King John the II of Portugal said he would equip Columbus with three ships and a single year to sail west in the Atlantic Ocean.
In the year 1492, Queen Isabella took a chance on a man who went by the name, Christopher Columbus. He had convinced the queen that there was a much easier rout to get to the Indies. Columbus was supplied with three ships, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. He decided that instead of sailing around Africa to get to Japan and China he could just sail strait across the Atlantic Ocean. When sailing west he ran into what would become the New World.