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Trace the Route of Christopher Columbus on a Map

Known both for his "discovery" of the New World and his brutal treatment of indigenous Americans, Christopher Columbus changed history in ways few others have. Can you name all of the countries and territories he visited on his voyages?
If he travels through a country more than once, make sure to guess it every time he goes there!
For territories, both the name of the territory and the name of the country it belongs to will be accepted
May be missing a few of the less notable locations he landed. See caveat for details.
Quiz by JWatson24
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Last updated: August 31, 2021
First submittedAugust 31, 2021
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KeyFirst Voyage (1492-1493)Second Voyage (1493-1496)Third Voyage (1498-1500)Fourth Voyage (1502-1504)Location in CountryLocation in Territory
 
First Voyage
Spain
Canary Islands (Spain)
Bahamas
Cuba
Haiti
Dominican Republic
Azores (Portugal)
Portugal
Second Voyage
Spain
Canary Islands (Spain)
Guadeloupe (France)
Virgin Islands (US)
Puerto Rico (US)
Dominican Republic
Cuba
Jamaica
Dominican Republic
Guadeloupe (France)
Portugal
Third Voyage
Spain
Madeira (Portugal)
Canary Islands (Spain)
Cape Verde
Trinidad and Tobago
Venezuela
Dominican Republic
Fourth Voyage
Spain
Morocco
Martinique (France)
Dominican Republic
Honduras
Nicaragua
Costa Rica
Panama
Jamaica
Dominican Republic
Spain
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Level 71
Aug 31, 2021
In part because Columbus didn't keep very good logs of his voyages and in part because many of these areas were sparsely habited in the late-1400s, some exact locations are uncertain. I approached this cases with my own discretion. For example, the exact location of his landing in Puerto Rico is debated, but since we are reasonably certain it was on the northwest coast, I thought it was worth including. In contrast, I found sites saying that he visited Cuba on his Fourth Voyage. It's mostly conjecture because there's no strong evidence behind this, and even if he did land there, we have no clue where that landing was. Even if he did visit places that aren't on this map, I'm reasonably sure they were in countries that he already visited.

Also, if you want to talk about your opinion of Columbus here, I'm fine with that. Just remember, as always, to be respectful and stick to arguments that are logic-based rather then emotion-based.

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Level 71
Aug 31, 2021
Also, if you like this try the other quizzes in this series (including the recently revamped Marco Polo one)!
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Level 56
Aug 31, 2021
Excellent quiz and SVG! The one criticism that I have is that the 3rd voyage doesn't end in the Old World like the rest of them.
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Level 71
Aug 31, 2021
Thanks! Technically, all of the voyages started and ended in Spain, but there was no point in having Spain as an answer twice in a row. For the first two voyages, Portugal just happened to fall on the route back, so they went there first. In contrast, Columbus was under arrest on his third voyage, so I'm guessing they wanted him to take the most direct route to Spain for his trial.
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Level 59
Oct 20, 2022
All roads lead to Rome. All sea routes lead to Lisbon. 😁
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Level 50
Aug 31, 2021
Excellent quiz! The map is beautiful and the animations amazing. It's easy but very funny and enjoyable. Nominated, of course!
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Level 71
Aug 31, 2021
Thanks :) You always write such nice comments and I always look forward to reading them!
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Level 50
Sep 1, 2021
I don't always write nice comments. I always write nice comments when I find a quiz which desserves it in my opinion. Here is an important difference. And I'm glad to say most of your recent quizzes are excellent!
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Level 67
Sep 12, 2021
Great quiz JWatson24! You did such great maps in this series. Nominated ofc!
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Level 71
Sep 12, 2021
Thanks! I always look forwards to your comments too! Glad you're enjoying the series :)
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Level 62
Oct 31, 2021
Amazing concept!
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Level 71
Oct 31, 2021
Thanks :)
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Level 62
Sep 6, 2022
He seemed to like the Dominican Republic!
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Level 71
Oct 3, 2022
Yeah, that's essentially because Santo Domingo was the capital of the "New World" during Columbus's time.
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Level 75
Sep 20, 2022
Another excellently executed quiz. Nominated also.
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Level 71
Oct 3, 2022
Thanks Ecce! It's hard to keep up when you leave comments on all my quizzes, but of course I appreciate them :)