Christopher Columbus’s Letter

On February 15, 1493, while at sea aboard the caravel Niña, Christopher Columbus wrote a letter while on the return leg of his first voyage of discovery. This is the first known document announcing the results of Columbus’ voyage that set out in 1492 and reached the Americas. A post-script was added upon his arrival in Lisbon on March 4, 1493, and it was probably … Continue reading Christopher Columbus’s Letter

Saint Lucia #49 (1902)

Saint Lucia #49 (1902)

Saint Lucia #49 (1902) Saint Lucia was a British colony in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with Atlantic Ocean and has been a sovereign country since 1979. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the island of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. The volcanic island is more mountainous than most Caribbean islands, with the highest point … Continue reading Saint Lucia #49 (1902)

Honduras #68 (1892)

The Republic of Honduras (República de Honduras), is a republic in Central America. It has at times been referred to as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which became modern-day Belize. Honduras is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and … Continue reading Honduras #68 (1892)

Guatemala #120 (1902)

Guatemala #120 (1902)

The Republic of Guatemala (República de Guatemala), is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast. With an estimated population of around 15.8 million, it is the most populated state in Central America. A representative … Continue reading Guatemala #120 (1902)

Chile #21 (1877)

Chile #21 (1877)

The Republic of Chile (República de Chile), is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y … Continue reading Chile #21 (1877)