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Christopher Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set

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Orig. Price: $399.95
Sale Price: $259.95
Prod. Code: CS2

by Mascott

Made in England

King Height: 6" (15cm)

Historical notes included

Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted plain theme chess pieces in crushed marble and resin complete with felted underlay

Chess Board Not Included: We offer a choice for you of two high quality chess boards with sufficiently large squares to accomodate the proportions of these chess pieces. Our Christopher Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set is presented for you here photographed right here at CheckmateChessSets on the Walnut & Maple chess board which you may purchase in the Chess Boards section at CheckmateChessSets.

In our Chess Boards section at CheckmateChessSets simply choose from the following options:

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Specially commissioned by the renowned English sculptor Richard Sefton, this theme chess set really brings to life Columbus' historical voyage and the native Americans he was to meet!

The European Side

The King is, of course represented by Christopher Columbus. Born around 1451 in Genoa, it was his first voyage which really brought the new found land to the attention of the entrepreneurs of  Europe. The Queen is Isabella of Castille. 

Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set

The Bishops are represented by Amerigo Vespucci and Fray Diego de Deza.

Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set

The  Knights are represented by Vicente Pinzon of Palos and Martin Alonso Pinzon...

Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set

The Castle is represented by the Santa Maria, Columbus' flag ship...

Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set

The Pawns are represented by the Spanish Seamen - an eclectic mix of men, some of whom were ex-criminals. Approximately 90-100 went on the voyage in three ships...

Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set

The American Side

Beautifully high quality theme chess pieces depicting some of the native Americans at the time of Columbus's voyage.

The King is the Emperor Montezuma...

Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set

The Queen is presented by an Inca Sun Virgin...

Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set

Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set

The Bishops are represented by a Mayan Priest and an Aztec High Priest...

Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set

Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set

The Knight is represented by an Inca Warrior...

Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set

The Castle is The Temple of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza...

Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set

The Pawn is represented by the Carib Indians...

Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set

 

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