Christopher Columbus Institute
Discovery and Exploration

















     The Columbus Institute would like to recommend the following books relating to various aspects of the discovery and exploration of the Americas.

     The recommendation of these books does not necessarily constitute an endorsement.

     They are recommended in order to stimulate debate on the discovery and exploration of the Americas.

A History of Medieval Spain

A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus

Across the ocean sea;: A journal of Columbus's voyage

America's Providential History

Characters of the Inquisition (1053)

Christopher Columbus: Being the Life of the Very Magnificent Lord Don Cristobal Colon

Christopher Columbus: A Great Explore

Christopher Columbus: Man of Destiny

Christopher Columbus - The Dream and the Obsession - A Biography

Christopher Columbus: Adventurer of Faith and Courage (Sowers)

Christopher Columbus: The Grand Design

Christopher Columbus: his life, his work, his remains

Christopher Columbus Jewish

Columbus;: The story of Don Cristbal Coln, Admiral of the Ocean,

Conquest of New Spain, The (Classics S.)

Daily Life of the Aztecs, on the Eve of the Spanish Conquest

Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific As Told by Selections of His Own Journals, 1768-1779

From Columbus to Castro : The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969

Isabella of Spain: The Last Crusader (1451-1504)


Light and the Glory

The Age of Reconnaissance

The Columbus letter of March 14th, 1493

The European Discovery of America: The Southern Voyages A.D. 1492-1616

The Four Voyages of Columbus (Dover Books on Travel, Adventure)

The Great Explorers - The European Discovery of America

"The Heroic Story of Columbus",: A play in four scenes,

The Legacy of Christopher Columbus: The Historic Litigations Involving His Discoveries, His Will, His Family, and His Descendants

The Letter of Columbus On His Discovery of the New World

The Life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus : By His Son Ferdinand

The Log of Christopher Columbus

The Log of Christopher Columbus' First Voyage to America in the Year 1492

The Search for the Santa Maria

The Travels of Marco Polo

The World's fair drama: Christopher Columbus

The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus; and the origin of the North American Indians (LC History-America-E)

The Journal of Christopher Columbus,

The Journal of His First Voyage to America

The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, to which are added those of his companions (The works of Washington Irving, v. 5-7)

The Life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus

The True Story of Christopher Columbus,: Called the Great Admiral; (Children's Lives of Great Men)

Aztec Thought and Culture - A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Min

Christopher Columbus: His Life and Discovery in the Light of His Prophecies

Columbus and the World Around Him (Milton Meltzer Biographies)

Columbus Day (Best Holiday Books)

I, Columbus: My Journal, 1492-3

Journals and other documents on the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus

The Spanish Seaborne Empire

Time and Reality in the Thought of the Maya

Admiral of the Ocean Sea : A Life of Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3)

Christopher Columbus's Book of Prophecies: Reproduction of the Original Manuscript With English Translation

Christopher Columbus: The Great Adventure and How We Know About It

Christopher Columbus Paper Dolls in Full Color

Columbus: An Annotated Guide to the Scholarship on His Life and Writings, 1750 to 1988

Columbus: For Gold, God and Glory: In Search of the Real Christopher Columbus

Columbus and the Crowns

Columbus Dictionary

First Voyage to America : From the Log of the "Santa Maria"

Keys to the Encounter: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of the Age of Discovery (Library of Congress Resource Guide)

The Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia

The Diario of Christopher Columbus's First Voyage to America, 1492-1493

The Journal of the First Journey/Diario del Primer Viaje (Hispanic Classics)

The Diario of Christopher Columbus's First Voyage to America, 1492-1493 (American Exploration & Travel Series, Vol 70)

The Libro De Las Profecias of Christopher Columbus: An En Face Edition (Columbus Quincentenary Series)

The Mysterious History Of Columbus: An Exploration of the Man, the Myth, the Legacy

1492 and All That

1492, an Ongoing Voyage - Quincentenary Teacher's Packet

A Forest of Kings : The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya

A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus (Picture Book Biography)

Astronomy in the age of Columbus (Scientific American)

Before Columbus - Exploration and Colonization from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 1229-1492

Christopher Columbus - A Timeline

Christopher Columbus: Theme Unit for Young Learners

Christopher Columbus Answers

Columbus & Cortez: Conquerors for Christ

Columbus and His Discovery of America (Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, 10th Ser., 10-11.)

Columbus and the Ends of the Earth: Europe's Prophetic Rhetoric As Conquering Ideology

Columbus Day: Let's Meet Christopher Columbus (Holidays & Heroes)

Columbus, Spain, and the Incas

Exploring Columbus: A Multicultural Perspective

In Defense of the Indians

Rights of Discovery: Christopher Columbus' Final Appeal to King Fenano

Stories from the Days of Christopher Columbus: A Multicultural Collection for Young Readers (American Storytelling)

The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art

The Broken Spears : The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

The Four Voyages : Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narratives

The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches With Connecting Narrative Drawn from the Life of the Admiral ... n Hernando Colon and Other (Penguin Classics)

The Golden Quest: The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus

The Last Crusader: The Untold Story of Christopher Columbus

The Life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus by His Son Ferdinand

The Light and the Glory for Children: Discovering God's Plan for America from Christopher Columbus to George Washington

The Ships of Christopher Columbus: "Santa Maria", "Nina" & "Pinta" (Conway's Anatomy of the Ship)

The Voyage of Christopher Columbus: Columbus' Own Journal of Discovery Newly Restored and Translated

Young Christopher Columbus: Discoverer of New Worlds (First-Start Biographies)

Christopher Columbus and the Portuguese, 1476-1498 (Contributions to the Study of World History)

Mexico's Fortress Monasteries

Peru's Indian Peoples and the Challenge of Spanish Conquest - Huamanga to Sixteen Forty

Reading Columbus (Latin American Literature and Culture, No 9)

The Codex Borgia: A Full-Color Restoration of the Ancient Mexican Manuscript

The Medieval Spains (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)

The Worlds of Christopher Columbus

The Tainos : Rise and Decline of the People Who Greeted Columbus

Westward With Columbus (Time Quest Book)

The Ancient Maya

The Limits of Racial Domination: Plebeian Society in Colonial Mexico City, 1660-1720

Three Ships for Columbus (Stories of America)

Aztecs - An Interpretation (Canto)

Ceremonies of Possession in Europe's Conquest of the New World, 1492-1640

Christopher Columbus (First Biographies)

Conquest, Cortes, Montezuma, and the Fall of Old Mexico

Take Part Series - "Christopher Columbus"

The Defender's Study Bible - King James Version With Dust Jacket

The Sea King : Sir Francis Drake and His Times

Popol Vuh : The Definitive Edition Of The Mayan Book Of The Dawn Of Life


An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya

Captain James Cook

The Book of Prophecies Edited by Christopher Columbus (Repertorium Columbianum, V. 3)

The Story of Christopher Columbus: Admiral of the Ocean Sea (Famous Lives)

The Story of Liberty

Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?

Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration: An Encyclopedia

Christopher Columbus (Young Reader's Christian Library)

Christopher Columbus: Extraordinary Explorer

Taino: Pre-Columbian Art and Culture from the Caribbean

The Indigenous People of the Caribbean (Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen (Paperback))

The World of Columbus and Sons

Breaking the Maya Code

Christopher Columbus

Colonial Lives: Documents on Latin American History, 1550-1850

Maya Art and Architecture (World of Art)

Medieval World (World History Series)

Native North American Art (Oxford History of Art)

Pedro's Journal: A Voyage With Christopher Columbus

Puerto Rico : The Trials of the Oldest Colony in the World

Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs

The Maya (Ancient Peoples and Places)

The Slave Trade: The Story Of The Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440 - 1870

World of Captain John Smith

Young Christopher Columbus: Discover of New Worlds (Troll First-Start Biography (Paperback))

A Brief History of the Caribbean: From the Arawak and Carib to the Present

Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America : An Encyclopedia (Special - Reference)

Aztec, Inca & Maya

Christopher Columbus and the Discovery of the New World (Explorers of the New World)

Colonial Latin America

Columbus Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays)

Hernando Cortes and the Conquest of Mexico (Explorers of the New World)

Mesoamerica's Classic Heritage: Teotihuacn to the Aztecs

The Aztecs

The Daughter of Christopher Columbus

The Journals (Penguin Classics)

The Lost Diary of Christopher Columbus's Lookout (Lost Diaries S.)

Christopher Columbus - Explorer of the New World

Columbus Day: Celebrating a Famous Explorer (Finding Out About Holidays)

DK Readers: The Story of Christopher Columbus (Level 2: Beginning to Read Alone)

Freedom Beyond the Sea

Goods, Power, History : Latin America's Material Culture (New Approaches to the Americas)

Imagining Columbus : The Literary Voyage

In Their Own Words : Christopher Columbus (In Their Own Words)

Letters from Mexico

Pride of Obsession: The Unusual Life of Christopher Columbus

Reading the Maya Glyphs

The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec, Third Edition (World of Art)

The Bounty Mutiny (Penguin Classics)

The Life of Christopher Columbus from His Own Letters and Journals

To America and Around the World: The Logs of Christopher Columbus and of Ferdinand Magellan

Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration in World History (In World History)

Christopher Columbus and the Participation of the Jews in the Spanish and Portuguese Discoveries

Christopher Columbus: Explorer (Spirit of America Our People)

Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History : A Documentary History

Columbus in the Americas (Turning Points in History)

Columbus's Outpost among the Tanos: Spain and America at La Isabela, 1493-1498

Imperial Spain 1469-1716

Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (Fifth Edition)

The Aztecs (Peoples of America)

The New Man and the New World: The Influence of Renaissance Humanism on the Explorers of the Italian Age of Discovery

The Spanish Exploration of South America

Ambivalent Conquests : Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570 (Cambridge Latin American Studies)

Ancient Mesoamerican Warfare


Captain Cook: A Legacy Under Fire

Christopher Columbus (Rookie Biographies)

Christopher Columbus: Famous Explorer (Explorers)

Columbus, Shakespeare, and the Interpretation of the New World

Empire : How Spain Became a World Power, 1492-1763

Follow the Dream : The Story of Christopher Columbus

Indian Mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley

Maya Palaces and Elite Residences: An Interdisciplinary Approach (The Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies)

Mesoamerican Archaeology: Theory and Practice (Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology)

New Worlds : The Great Voyages of Discovery 1400-1600

Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico: 1517-1521

The Enemies of Christopher Columbus: Answers to Critical Questions About the Spread of Western Civilization

The Enemies Of Christopher Columbus

The Mutiny on Board H.M.S. Bounty: The Captain's Account of the Mutiny and His 3,600 Mile Voyage in an Open Boat  

Ancient Maya : The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization (Case Studies in Early Societies)

Ancient Mexico and Central America: Archaeology and Culture History

Christopher Columbus: Opening the Americas to European Exploration (Proud Heritage: the Hispanic Library)

Early Art of the Southeastern Indians: Feathered Serpents & Winged Beings

Ferdinand and Isabella Paper Dolls

Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand : American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South

Maya Political Science - Time, Astronomy, and the Cosmos (The Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies)

Moche Portraits from Ancient Peru (Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture)

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

Rivers of Gold : The Rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan

The Aztec Empire

The Aztec Empire: Catalogue Of The Exhibition

The Moundbuilders: Ancient Peoples of Eastern North America (Ancient Peoples and Places)

The Olmecs: America's First Civilization (Ancient Peoples and Places)

The Reformation: A History

Tiwanaku: Ancestors Of The Inca

You Wouldn't Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus!: Uncharted Waters You'd Rather Not Cross (You Wouldn't Want to...)

Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies : A Brief History with Documents (The Bedford Series in History and Culture)

Christopher Columbus: Explorer Of The New World (Signature Lives Renaissance Era)

Christopher Columbus : Young Explorer (Childhood of World Figures)

Christopher Columbus Sailing To A New World (In the Footsteps of Explorers)

Columbus Day (Holidays)

Ohio Archaeology: An Illustrated Chronicle Of Ohio's Ancient American Indian Cultures

The Last Voyage of Columbus : Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including Accounts of Swordfight, Mutiny, Shipwreck, Gold, War, Hurricane, and Discovery


Promoting a Greater Understanding of the Discovery of the Americas