1942 1st edition "Published February 1942" stated; by Samuel Eliot Morison; Little, Brown and Company, Boston; large hardbound in rust colored cloth boards with gilt compass on cover and gilt lettering on spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; fold-out map inside; boards have minor fading/ageing; no dust jacket.
Telling the story of the greatest sailor of them all, "Admiral of the Ocean Sea" is a vivid and definitive biography of Columbus that details all of his voyages that, for better or worse, changed the world. 50 drawings, maps & charts; 4 fold-outs.
This book Presents Columbus in a realistic and non-idealised manner. It logically disputes theories that have been used to disparage Columbus, yet honestly portrays his treatment of the native Americans he encountered. Having spent 2 years travelling the sea routes that Columbus pioneered you get a sense of the adventure, excitement and boredom that Columbus and his men must of felt. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce.