I have always read that the world, both land and water, was spherical, as the authority and researches of Ptolemy and all the others who have written this subject demonstrate and prove, as do the eclipses of the moon and other experiments that are made from east to west, and the elevation of the North Star from north to south.

Yo siempre leí que el mundo, tierra e agua, era esférico, e las autoridades y experiencias que Tolomeo y todos los otros escribieron de este sitio daban e amostraban para ello, así por eclipses de la Luna y otras demostraciones que hacen de Oriente fasta Occidente, como de la elevación del polo de Septentrión en Austro

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Columbus, Christopher. Letter to the Sovereigns on the Third Voyage. Oct. 1498.

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Columbus, Christopher. "Narrative of the third voyage of Christopher Columbus to the Indies, in which he discovered the mainland, dispatched to the sovereigns from the island of hispanola." The Four Voyages, translated by J. M. Cohen. Penguin Classics, 1992.