• Woodcut illustration of a Taino dugout canoe, Girolamo Benzoni’s La Historia del Mondo Nuovo, 1562.

Modo di nauigare nel Mare di Tramontana

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims

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  • This woodcut illustration of a Taino dugout canoe first appeared in Girolamo Benzoni’s La Historia del Mondo Nuovo in 1562. It is titled Modo di nauigare nel Mare di Tramontana, or “navigating into the north wind.” Since the canoe and paddle shapes are not accurate, this illustration probably came from Columbus’s written description rather than from personal contact.
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  • Regional Studies
  • History
  • Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Native American Studies
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  • 1562
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