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Date: 1620 date unknown

Description: Printed copy of the Mayflower Compact, signed in 1620. Text at the bottom of the document reads: "This paper was made by hand in 1856. A. S. Burbank, Pub...

Biographical Book Excerpt

Allouez, Claude Jean

Date: 1622-1689

Date: 1673 

Description: Facsimile of the autograph map of the Mississippi or Conception River drawn by Father Marquette at the time of his voyage. From the original preserved at S...

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene from Laudonnière Expedition in Florida, ca. 1565.

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene near Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, ca. 1614.

Biographical Book Excerpt

Woodbury, John

Date: 1579-1641

Biographical Book Excerpt

Pynchon, William

Date: 1590-1662

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,...

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene from Laudonnière Expedition in Florida, ca. 1567.

Date: 1670 

Description: This map is in French and shows Lac Tracy ov Superieur (Lake Superior), Baye des Puans (Green Bay), and portions of Lac des Ilinois (Lake Michigan) and Lac...

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...

Biographical Book Excerpt

Atherton, Hope

Date: 1646-1677

Map or Atlas

Nova Virginiae Tabula

Date: 1671 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,...

Biographical Book Excerpt

Colbert, Jean Baptiste

Date: 1619-1683

Biographical Book Excerpt

Radisson, Pierre Esprit

Date: 1620-1710

Date: 1655 

Description: Encounter with Indians during Christopher Columbus' first expedition in 1492.

Map or Atlas

Le Canada

Date: 1656 

Description: Copperplate engraving, Paris

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...

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene from the Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, 1607.

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene from Drake Expedition near Rio de la Plata, Brazil, ca. 1578.

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