Schoenrich, Otto. The Legacy of Christopher Columbus: The Historic Litigations Involving His Discoveries, His Will, His Family, and His Descendants. Three Centuries of Disputes, Lawsuits, Struggles for Rewards and Inheritances, Frauds by the Admiral of Aragon and Others, Spoliations by Sir Francis Drake and Others, Claims of Illegitimates and Black Sheep Resulting from the Discovery of America. Originally published: Los Angeles: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1949. 2 volumes. Illustrated. 349; 320 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774044. ISBN-10: 1584774045. Hardcover. New. $95. * Important scholarly study of three centuries of disputes, lawsuits and struggles for rewards and inheritances, involving the descendants of Columbus. It explains how the legacy left by Columbus kept his family in a turmoil for more than ten generations. It also describes the obstructions and losses occasioned by the acts of Sir Francis Drake, Admiral William Penn and others. The material is compiled from the archives in Spain, France and the Americas. Contains a bibliography. This story of Columbus' litigious descendants offers a view of Spanish contract and estate law from 1492 to 1796.
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