Columbus congregated an impressive addition Of information, in the sea and firm land. It was a mixture of facts and fiction. It took the medieval cosmography of the library for the ocean. What it interested Columbus blinded and it was ' ' imaginary of mundo' '. One drew map with everything what it never had siso written to prove a specific thesis of this image.
The destination or the luck had very helped it. Instead of east, around of a hostile land, or to the south, it comes back of Africa, the natural way toward Asia would be the west. It was not the first one to think of this form, but only because he was so terribly been deceptive on the size of the land, he persisted imagining this fact: Asia could be reached sailing through the Atlantic the west. Of the factors that had contributed for the maritime expansion, it are the closing of the Mediterranean for the Arabs and the technological development, the factor most important was the European mentality of the world that started to move, Columbus is inserted in this context. The people if do not satisfy more with the conception of life as a closed circuit, as a peregrination, under the eyes of the Church, the sky to the purgatrio or the hell. Private exchange and profits had left to deser dirty words. It started to be born a new individualism from there, originating co the o its better fruit Renaissance, and as its worse fruit, the Capitalism.
It was not by chance that Spain, and Portugal if did not become financier of the taken over on a contract basis one of Columbus. Of the efforts of Columbus to raise deep, since the beginning Spain had been its only hope. Portugal was trying the south route, coasting Africa, had fact heavy investments in this project, that after 1486 smelled the success.