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Figure 4.12: The island of Hispaniola where Columbus ended his third voyage

Point co-ordinates: 19008'21.12' N and 71046'38.71' W

On the 19th August 1498, the left Grenada and departed to Hispaniola (

The monarchs were extremely displeased with Columbus after his third voyage as he failed to discover the Indies and their spices and other precious commodities (

His crew members also complained about his management skills, and to top it all off, Vasco de Gama had successfully returned from his trip to India (