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Explores, Part 2 Primary Source Set



Vasco Nunez de Balboa:

[Vasco Nunez de Balboa taking possession of the Pacific Ocean; with inset bust profile]

Balboa claiming dominion over the South Seas on behalf of the King of Spain

Indians killed by dogs

Vasco Nunez De Balboa. [Harper's new monthly magazine. / Volume 18, Issue 106, March 1859]

The Lives of Vasco Nunez de Balboa, the Discoverer of the Pacific Ocean; Hernandez Cortez, Conqueror of Mexico; and Francisco Pizarro, Conqueror of Peru. [The United States Democratic review. / Volume 20, Issue 105, March 1847]

The Lives of Vasco Nunez De Balboa, the Discoverer of the Pacific Ocean, Hernando Cortes, the Conqueror of Mexico, and Francisco Pizarro, the Conqueror of Peru. . [The American Whig review. / Volume 5, Issue 5, Mar 1847]


John Cabot:

Discovery of North America (1855)

John Cabot Discoverer of the North American Continent. [The Century; a popular quarterly. / Volume 54, Issue 1, May 1897]


Jacques Cartier:

Jacques Cartier, his first interview with the Indians at Hochelaga now Montreal in 1535

Cartier ascending the St. Lawrence

Grande Hermine

Michelet's edition of Jacques Cartier's Voyage au Canada en 1534. [The North American review. / Volume 101, Issue 209, October 1865]


Christopher Columbus:

[Christopher Columbus, bust portrait, facing right, in medallion]

Christopher Columbus at the royal court of Spain / VBrožik 1884.

Christopher Columbus. Discoverer of America

Christopher Columbus and sons Diego and Ferdinand / Wilson sculpt.

[Christopher Columbus, half-length portrait, facing left]

[Christopher Columbus, half-length portrait, facing slightly right]

[Ships of Christopher Columbus at sea] / N.C. Wyeth, 1927.

The Adventures of Christopher Columbus; A Poem. [The United States Democratic review. / Volume 22, Issue 116, Feb 1848]

The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. Washington Irving. [The American Whig review. / Volume 8, Issue 6, Dec 1848]

The Adventures of Christopher Columbus; a Sequel to Boabdil's Departure from Granada. [The United States Democratic review. / Volume 23, Issue 124, Oct 1848]

Justin Winsor: Christopher Columbus, and how he Received and Imparted the Spirit of Discovery. [The Atlantic monthly. / Volume 69, Issue 413, March 1892]

[Title page of History of the United States, vol. I, showing Christopher Columbus holding sword and banner, with soldiers, priest, and Indian woman kneeling before him]

[Christopher Columbus leaving Spain to go to America]

Landing of Christopher Columbus in America, at San Salvador, October 12th A.D. 1492

Christopher Columbus, 1492-1892

The triumph of Christopher Columbus


Captain James Cook:

Captain James Cook / engraved by Cosmo Armstrong ; painted by Sir Nathl. Dance.

An Offering before Captain Cook in the Sandwich Islands / Webber del. ; Walker sculp.

The Fortunate escape of Captain Cook from the furious natives of Erramangea / Granger delin. ; Warren sculp.

The Reception of Captain Cook, in Hapaee / Webber del. ; Goldar, sc.

A View of Karakakooa in Owhyhee, Cook's voyage, octavo edition / Webber del. ; Pollard sc.

A View of Huahelne, Cook's voyage, octavo edition / Webber del. ; Sparrow sc.


Vasco da Gama:

Dom Vasco da Gama. Descobrimento da India / E. Casanova.

Vasco da Gama delivers the letter of King Manuel of Portugal to the Samorim of Calicut

[Vasco da Gama standing in prow of rowboat] / E. Casanova.

[Scene from OS Lusidas, by the portugese poet Luiz Vaz de Camoes, depicting the visiot of the Moorish king Meline to Vasco da Gama]

[Vasco da Gama]

[Vasco da Gama's ship with gods above] / E. Casanova.

Vasco Da Cama, 1469?-1524


Robert de la Salle:

Avantures mal-heureuses du Sieur de la Salle / J. Van Vian en del. et fec.


Francisco Vasquez de Coronado:

Coronado's March - Colorado


Juan Ponce de Leon:

Juan Ponce de Leon

House built by, and containing the remains of Ponce de Leon, San Juan, Porto Rico


Eric the Red:

The discovery of Greenland


Lief Eriksson:

Leif Eriksson opdager Amerika


Henry Hudson:

Henry Hudson descending the Hudson River

[Cover of King's Views, New York, Hudson Fulton Souvenir Number. Illus. of Henry Hudson's HALF MOON in N.Y. harbor]

[The] last voyage of Henry Hudson

[Sir Henry Hudson entering New York Bay, September 11, 1609, with Indian family watching on shore in foreground]

Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson's Half Moon, 1609

Henry Hudson adrift, ca. 1612, [in rowboat, with boy and another man; ship in background]

Hudson memorial monument, Riverside Drive, New York

The HALF MOON [sailing ship, with bow in left foreground] in New York Harbor


Louis Joliet:

[Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet in canoe, with two other men, 1673]

[Design drawing for stained glass window with Louis Joliet and Pere Marquette]


Father Jacques Marquette:

James [i.e. Jacques] Marquette statue, Statuary Hall, the Capitol at Washington

Marquette statue, Marquette, Mich.

Father Marquette's grave, St. Ignace, Mich.

Marquette monument, St. Ignace, Mich.

Monument to [Pere Jacques] Marquette, Summit, Illinois


Marco Polo:

Marco Polo and His Book. [Harper's new monthly magazine. / Volume 46, Issue 271, December, 1872]

Marco Polo's Explorations and their Influence upon Columbus. [The New England magazine. / Volume 12, Issue 6, August 1892]


George Vancouver:

A chart shewing part of the coast of N.W. America : with the tracks of His Majesty's sloop Discovery and armed tender Chatham / commanded by George Vancouver, Esqr. and prepared under his immediate inspection by Lieut. Joseph Baker, in which the continental shore has been traced and determined from lat. 45030' N. and long. 236012' E. to lat. 52015' N. and long. 232040' E. at the different periods shewn by the tracks ; Warner, sculp.


Amerigo Vespucci:

[Amerigo Vespucci, full-length portrait, by Constantino Brumidi on ceiling of the U.S. Capitol, seated, facing right]

[Amerigo Vespucci, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right] / Rémon, sc.

Amerigo Vespucci, 1451-1512

Amerigo Vespucci, 1451-1512

Amerigo Vespucci

Americ, Vespuccius / G. Fairman, sc.

Discovery of the American contintent by Americus / Frank Bellews, del. ; lith. of Sarony & Major, New York.

Amerigo Vespucci. [The North American review. / Volume 12, Issue 31, April 1821]

Amerigo Vespucci. [Harper's new monthly magazine. / Volume 84, Issue 503, April,1892]



First America's discoverers - Composite of pictures of Leif Ericson, Amerigo Vespucci, Cristopher Columbus and John Cabot's ship.

[Composite of reproductions of 5 images - of Spanish explorations - de Soto, Menendez, Nuñes, Ponce de Leon, America]

[Replica of map of the Americas with portraits of Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, Ferdinand Magellan and Francisco Pizarro around border]

[Bank note vignettes showing pilgrims, Christopher Columbus, and possibly other explorers landing in America on board ship]

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