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Description: Christopher Columbus begins his first expedition, 1492.
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: 1685 ca.
Description: A detailed map of the western hemisphere showing cities, settlements, Native American land, rivers, lakes, mountains, the Great Lakes, and California as an...
Description: Scene from the Vespucci Expedition, 1499.
Description: Engraving made after a watercolor painting by John White during the Barlowe Expedition in Virginia, 1585-1587.
Description: A mysterious mixture of mythology, ancient geography, and late 17th century knowledge of the American coastline. This map shows North and South America, bu...
Description: Scene from Drake Expedition on coast of California, ca. 1579. Francis Drake on the Coast of New Albion, California.
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...
Description: Scene from Jamestown Settlement in which the brothers of Pocahontas visit her.
Description: Scene from near Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, ca. 1614. The Chickahominy tribe's proximity to Jamestown meant they had early contact with the English....
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...
Description: Encounter with Indians during Christopher Columbus' first expedition in 1492.
Description: Battle during the Vespucci Expedition, 1499.
Description: Scene of the Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, ca. 1614 showing men at the water's edge being beckoned by mermaids.
Description: Engraving made after a painting by Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues (died 1588) while on the Laudonnière Expedition in Florida, ca. 1564.
Description: Map from Drake Expedition, ca. 1585.
Description: Scene from the Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, 1607.
Description: This map includes vignettes of Amerindian life with text describing geography, culture, and exploration activity, written in French. The Great Lakes, river...
Description: Frontispiece to Newe Welt vnd americanische Historien (1655).
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...
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