A two-part scene corresponding to two worlds, one representing Columbus and his forces, the other, a group of natives, Taíno or Arawak.
At the forefront of the right section stands Columbus resting his right hand on his sword and his left holding a cross. A silhouetted figure rises behind him with one arm raised, and the other stretched toward the ships' sails above a rearing horse, an armored fighter, a mariner’s compass, gunpowder and cannons brought by Columbus.
The left part depicts a dense setting fitted with palm foliage, feathers, and figures linked by their postures and gestures suggesting their closeness and unity of action. At the center, a tense looking eagle in front of a climbing tree-trunk merging with the body of a figure under palm leaves. The palm tree and eagle's feathers shelter a triangular structure of the figures facing the newcomers.