Landing of Columbus, Oct 12 1492

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 400 not recorded noted, but with no number

Columbus raising national standard on beach, with his crew enjoying firm land beneath their feet
Same silk, but with earlier printed title

Woven on silk:-

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
Landing of Columbus,
OCTOBER 12th 1492

Card mount:
12.6cm deep by 24.8cm wide

6.5cm high by 19.7cm wide


by Austin Sprake:

by Geoffrey Godden:
This landscape view is the pair to "Columbus Leaving Spain" [see st88 on this site].
The title "Landing of Columbus, Oct 12 1492" is woven in the bottom of the picture near the left-hand edge. The pair were probably first issued at the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, and the early examples bear the printed credit stating that they were woven at this Exhibition.
The title was first listed on label 29+38 issued early in 1893, and most examples are mounted on type C card-mounts. Specimens made after 1893 do not have the Chicago Exhibition credit, and some later examples are found with type E mounts [the image above is of type E1 of circa 1893 - 1899].  

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