Castile and Leon Columbus found a New World.) And in the other: "A
Castilla y a Leon Nuevo Mundo dio Colon." (To Castile and Leon Columbus
gave a New World.) Equally characteristic and less excusable was his
acceptance of the pension of ten thousand maravedis which had been
offered to the member of the expedition who should first sight land.
Columbus was granted a very large gratuity on his arrival in Barcelona,
and even taking the product of the islands at a t