The Atlantic part of the actual Costa Rica Coast territory was discovered by Christopher Columbus in his fourth and last voyage. In the search of the "estrecho", that to his belief should communicate the Antilles Sea with that of the Oriental Indies, he travelled along its coasts from October 1502 until April 1503. In his search for the lands of Veragua, now named Costa Rica Christopher Columbus died (1506) without achieving his aims that were achieved by his inheritors after thirty years of litigations with the crown that gave the same territory 25 square "leguas" named the Ducado de Veragua.
The lands reproduced are:
- Drawings of the Province of Nicaragua (1716)
- Rio Mantina (1738-1755)
- Province of Telemanca (1781)
We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Costa Rica, Indies General Archive graphical testimonies of its Colonial Stage": Mapa de Costa Rica facsimile edition, published by Testimonio Compañía Editorial, 2001