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Cosa, Juan de la, -1510


  • [Juan de la Cosa (born between 1450-1460, died February 28, 1510) was a Spanish cartographer, navigator, and ship captain who was the owner and captain of the Santa María and who sailed with Christopher Columbus on his first three voyages to the New World.]

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    • Cosa, Jean de la, -1510
    • Cosa, Juan de la, d. 1510
    • De la Cosa, Jean, -1510
    • De la Cosa, Juan, -1510
    • La Cosa, Jean de, -1510
    • La Cosa, Juan de, -1510
    • Vizcaíno, Juan, -1510
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) [1450..1460]
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1510-02-28
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        • Organization: (lcsh) Santa María (Ship)
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Santoña (Spain)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Turbaco (Bolívar, Colombia)
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        (naf) Spain
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    • Cosa, Juan de la, d. 1510
  • Sources

    • found: Ballesteros Beretta, A. El Cántabro Juan de la Cosa y el descubbrimiento de América, 1987:t.p. (Juan de la Cosa) p. 14, etc. (born in Santoña, Spain; killed by Indians in Turbaco, Colombia, Feb. 28, 1510; Captain of the ship Santa Maria of Christopher Columbus' fleet)
    • found: His Mapa de Juan de la Cosa : mundo, 1992:text accomp. map (Juan de la Cosa murió en una refriega con los indios, que atacaron con flechas envenenadas, en Turbaca (cerca de Cartagena) el 25 de febrero de 1510)
    • found: Tooley's dict. of mapmakers, 1979(Cosa, Juan de la (d. 1509) pilot to Columbus, circumnavigator, chartmaker)
    • found: Bagrow, L. History of cartography, 1985(La Cosa, Juan de (d. 1509), Spanish navigator and cartographer)
    • found: Wikipedia, April 10, 2019(Juan de la Cosa (c. 1450 - 28 February 1510) was a Spanish navigator and cartographer, known for designing the earliest European world map that incorporated the territories of the Americas that were discovered in the 15th century. De la Cosa played an important role in the first and second voyage of Christopher Columbus to the West Indies, since he was the owner and captain of the Santa María; born between 1450 and 1460, Santoña, Cantabria, Spain; died Turbaco, Colombia; no one knows exactly where Juan de la Cosa was born, but the most accepted hypothesis is that it was in Santoña (Cantabria); Juan de la Cosa sailed with Christopher Columbus on his first three voyages to the New World. He owned and was master of the Santa María, flagship of Columbus's first voyage in 1492; On Columbus's second voyage, in 1493, de la Cosa was mariner and cartographer on the ship Colina. On Columbus' third voyage, in 1498, de la Cosa was on the ship La Niña. Some historians believe de la Cosa did not participate in this voyage)
    • found: New world encyclopedia, via WWW, April 10, 2019(Juan de la Cosa (c. 1460 - February 28, 1510) was a Spanish cartographer, conquistador, and explorer. He made the earliest extant European world map to incorporate the territories of the Americas that were discovered in the fifteenth century, sailed the first 3 voyages with Christopher Columbus, and was the owner/captain of the Santa María. De la Cosa was also a skilled cartography; in particular, he is renowned for his cartography skills on the world map knows as the Mappa Mundi of 1500; According to tradition, de la Cosa was born in 1460, at Sta. Maria del Puerto (Santoña), in Cantabria, Spain) - http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Juan_de_la_Cosa
  • General Notes

    • [Juan de la Cosa (born between 1450-1460, died February 28, 1510) was a Spanish cartographer, navigator, and ship captain who was the owner and captain of the Santa María and who sailed with Christopher Columbus on his first three voyages to the New World.]
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    • 1981-08-13: new
    • 2019-04-30: revised
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