Redonda is a very small, uninhabited Caribbean island which is part of Antigua and Barbuda, in the leeward Islands, West Indies. Christopher Columbus discovered Redonda on November 11, 1493 on his second voyage to the New World. This event is commemorated by this First Day Cover issued 21 March 1988. He claimed The island for the Spanish Kings, but did not land there as shown by the souvenir sheet. He named the island Santa María la Redonda, meaning Saint Mary the Round.