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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: Engraving made after a painting by Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues (died 1588) during the Laudonnière Expedition in Florida, ca. 1564.

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: Christopher Columbus begins his first expedition, 1492.

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene from Vespucci Expedition, 1499.

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene from the Vespucci Expedition, 1499.

Date: 1632 

Description: The Wisconsin portion of Champlain's 1632 map, augmented since the previous one, for navigation according to the true Meridien, by Sieur de Champlain. The...

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: 1655 

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

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: 1698 ca.

Description: A sea chart of Hudson's Bay, Greenland, and the Canadian Arctic. This map shows rhumb lines extending from various points including two compass roses. Coas...

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: 1688 

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

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: 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: 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...

Print

Flying Fish

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene of ship at ship, ca. 1628.

Date: 1695 

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

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...

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