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Date: 1655 

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

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 ca.

Description: This sea chart and topographical map depicts the north east coast of Canada and North America, focusing on the Hudson Bay and Great Lakes regions. It shows...

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: 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: 1655 

Description: Christopher Columbus begins his first expedition, 1492.

Date: 1690 

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...

Date: 1655 

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: 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 the Vespucci Expedition, 1499.

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene from Jamestown Settlement, 1622, purporting to show the massacre of 347 settlers by Openchancanough and his alliance of tribes in the Jamestown area.

Date: 1655 

Description: Map from Drake Expedition, ca. 1585.

Date: 1655 

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

Date: 1688 

Description: This map includes vignettes of Amerindian life with text describing geography, culture, and exploration activity, written in French. The Great Lakes, river...

Date: 1675 ca.

Description: Three maps found within John Speed's atlas A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World along with the corresponding text. The first map shows V...

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene from the Laudonnière Expedition in South Carolina, ca. 1564.

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...

Date: 1679 

Description: Decorative and detailed map of the eastern half of North America. Regions, cities, colonies, Native America land, rivers, lakes and some nautical features...

Date: 1676 

Description: Map of Virginia and Maryland, based on John Smith's 1612 map and Augustine Herman's 1673 seminal map. It shows borders, counties, Native American land, tri...

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene of the Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, ca. 1614 showing men at the water's edge being beckoned by mermaids.

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