In 1491 Columbus had left the court after his plans were rejected. Traveling on foot with his son in tow the impoverished Columbus stopped at the convent of La Rabida to beg some bread and water for his child. When the prior ,who had previously been the religious advisor of Queen Isabelle, learned of his great project of finding the new world, he wrote to the Queen and the rest is history. In this magnificent historical print we have an excellent portrait of the explorer and two small etchings of him at the convent explaining his plans. The paper is a type of parchment and is in very good condition with a little rippling and two creases down middle of image. Signed in pencil by the artist. I am not sure of the artists name. Fouillou is the best I can do with it. Regardless this is a wonderfully executed image.