5.2.1 Toscanelli and Columbus: The letter and chart of Toscanelli on the route to the Indies by way of the west, sent in 1474 to the Portuguese Fernam Martins, and later on to Christopher Columbus


Paul, or Paolo, dal Pozzo Toscanelli was a leading Florentine intellectual during the Renaissance. He corresponded widely with scholars and political leaders, including Columbus. The letter in this source is an English translation of the correspondence between Toscanelli and Columbus.

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