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Date: 1698 

Description: An illustration of two men looking out at Niagara Falls. The Niagara Falls in Jean Louis Hennepin’s A new discovery of a vast country in America (London: M...

Map or Atlas

Americæ Nova Tabula

Date: 1630 ca.

Description: One of the few maps by Dutch cartographer Willem Blaeu depicting the Americas, this map shows regions, settlements, islands, mountains, forests, rivers, an...

Date: 1627 ca.

Description: Map of North and South America showing settlements, rivers, lakes, mountains, islands and regions of the western hemisphere. It includes an inset map of Gr...

Date: 1696 

Description: Engraved and hand-colored map of Ethiopia, from Blaeu's General Atlas. Map title is framed by a man and a woman, both wearing head turbans, who are standin...

Date: 1684 

Description: Map of North America showing some colonies, cities, rivers, lakes, and Native American land. Ship routes spread across both oceans, including one decorated...

Date: 1683 ca.

Description: Map of the north east coast of North America showing islands, regions, Native American land, bays, and a few European settlements. The Great Lakes appear i...

Date: 1655 

Description: Christopher Columbus begins his first expedition, 1492.

Map or Atlas

Nova Virginiae Tabula

Date: 1667 ca.

Description: Map of Virginia depicting the discoveries detailed by John Smith in his exploration of the region. It shows Jamestown, Native American tribes and villages,...

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