Christopher Columbus presents his discoveries from the New World. He returned to Spain from his first voyage to the Americas in 1493. Published 1887. Liebig Company collectible card series: Christopher Columbus ' (Christophe Colombe'). CC: Explorer, colonizer, and navigator, born in the Republic of Genoa, in northwestern Italy. Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. c. 31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506.