A Quote by Christopher Columbus on authority, water, and world

I have always read that the world, both land and water, was spherical, as the authority and researches of Ptolemy and all the others who have written on this subject demonstrate and prove, as do the eclipses of the moon and other experiments that are made from east to west, and the elevation of the North Star from north to south.

Christopher Columbus (1451 - 1506)

Source: Letter to the Sovereigns on the Third Voyage, October 18, 1498

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