La Pinta 1492

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La Pinta desk model by Abordage Expand

Discover the Pinta, one of the three caravels used by Christopher Colombus during his trip to America.

Comes with a protective display case.

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La Pinta (Spanish for The Pint (liquid measure), The Look, or The Spotted One ) was the fastest of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first transatlantic voyage in 1492.

The New World was first sighted by Rodrigo de Triana on the Pinta on October 12, 1492. The owner of the Pinta was Cristobal Quintero. The Quintero brothers were ship owners from Palos.

The owner of the ship allowed Martin Alonso Pinzon to take over the ship so he could keep an eye on the ship. The Pinta was a caravel-type vessel. By tradition Spanish ships were named after saints and usually given nicknames. Thus, the Pinta, like the Niña, was not the ship's actual name.

The actual name of the Pinta is unknown. The origin of the ship is disputed but is believed to have been built in Spain in the year 1441. It was later rebuilt for use by Christopher Columbus. From Wikipedia.

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La Pinta 1492

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