Jane, Cecil, tr.
The Journal of Christopher Columbus
, New York: Bonanza Books, 1960. A translation of what is considered to be a copy of the journal Columbus kept of his first voyage. The book is lavishly illustrated with maps and drawings.
Johnson, Jane McPhetres, ed.
Encompassing Columbus—Five Italian Lives
: Boston: New England Foundation for the Humanities, 1992. Writings and discussions of Columbus and four of his contemporaries—Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolo Machiavelli, and Isabella D’Este. Valuable for information on the European scene.
Morison, Samuel Eliot.
Christopher Columbus, Mariner
, New York: Penguin Books, 1983. A very rich biography of the Admiral by the author who is considered to have written the definitive book on Columbus.
Popol Vuh, The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life
, New York: A Touchstone Book. A more comprehensive book of the Mayan mythology. Only for more advanced readers.