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Date: 1655 

Description: Christopher Columbus begins his first expedition, 1492.

Biographical Book Excerpt

Bridge, Thomas

Date: 1657-1715

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Menard, Rene

Date: 1605-1661

Date: 1655 

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

Map or Atlas

World Map

Date: 1625 

Description: An illustrated map of the world with captions in Latin. Illustrations include depictions of the seasons and the elements.

Biographical Book Excerpt

Nieuhof, Johan

Date: 1618-1672

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Watson, John

Date: 1685-1768

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene on Hispaniola in 1500, when Columbus was forced to return to Spain after a new adminstrator had arrived.

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Bacon, Nathaniel

Date: 1648-1676

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene from Christopher Columbus' fourth voyage, 1502-1504.

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...

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Compton, Henry

Date: 1632-1713

Date: 1655 

Description: Girolamo Benzoni (1519-1570) was an Italian from Milan who spent the years 1541-1556 in the New World. His observations of Spanish imperialism were publish...

Date: 1655 

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

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Menard, Rene

Date: 1605-1661

Date: 1695 

Description: Copperplate engraving; Venice, 1695. Scale [ca. 1:5,069,000] at center.

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene from Vespucci Expedition, 1499.

Biographical Book Excerpt

Drelincourt, Charles

Date: 1595-1669

Map or Atlas

Map of New France

Date: 1610 

Description: A map of New France, including parts of the United States and Canada, to illustrate the Jesuit relations and allied documents.

Biographical Book Excerpt

Moore, William

Date: 1699-1783

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