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Bolivia
La Paz

Cristóbal Colón

Christopher Columbus

Giuseppe Graciosa
1920

La Paz /  Cristóbal Colón   La Paz /  Cristóbal Colón

Description

Statue with map, rudder and navigational instruments.

Inscription(s)

cristoforo colombo
12 ottobre 1492
navigare necesse est
vivere non necesse

Annotation

The statue is a gift of the Italian colony to the city of La Paz.
The Latin quote, "Navigare necesse est, vivere non (est) necesse" means "it is necessary to sail, it is not necessary to live", or better "We have to sail, we do not have to live" (see here)

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