FIRST EDITION. With numerous illustrations, including maps by Erwin Raisz and drawings by Bertram Greene. "Morison spent five months aboard a three-masted sailing ship, retracing the explorer’s routes 10,000 miles across the Atlantic and around the Caribbean. The resulting book, Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus (1942), made Morison’s name as a scholar who was not content to dwell in the archives." –Smithsonian Magazine"This book arose out of a desire to know exactly where Columbus sailed on his Four Voyages, and what sort of seaman he was. No previous work on the Discoverer of America answers these questions in a manner to satisfy even an amateur seafarer. Most biographies of the Admiral might well be entitled "Columbus to the Water's Edge'..." –from the Preface Octavo, red buckram, original dust jackets, original publisher's slipcase. A fine set.