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Background imageExploration Collection: Viking ship at sea

Viking ship at sea
Norsemen at sea following their raven pilot. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: PEXP2D-00013

PEXP2D-00013
Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with their Native American guide Sacagawea. Digital photograph of a bronze statue in Charlottesville Virginia

Background imageExploration Collection: United States in 1860

United States in 1860
United States and territories at the beginning of the Civil War. Printed lithograph map

Background imageExploration Collection: Captain Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, 1779

Captain Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, 1779
Death of English explorer Captain James Cook in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), 1779. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a painting

Background imageExploration Collection: Shackletons Manchurian ponies, Antarctica, 1908

Shackletons Manchurian ponies, Antarctica, 1908
Manchurian ponies used by Shackleton in the Antarctic, 1908-09. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageExploration Collection: Fleet of Viking raiders in the Middle Ages

Fleet of Viking raiders in the Middle Ages
Viking ships at sea with warriors on board. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone
Portrait of Daniel Boone wearing a coonskin cap. Digitally colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Sir Richard Burton in India, 1800s

Sir Richard Burton in India, 1800s
British explorer Richard Burton in native Indian dress, 1848. Hand-colored half tone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Sir Richard Burton as a young man

Sir Richard Burton as a young man
Richard Burton at the time of his wedding. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Native Americans meet Lewis and Clark at Council Bluffs

Native Americans meet Lewis and Clark at Council Bluffs
Lewis and Clark meeting with Native Americans at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Hand-colored woodcut by Patrick Goss, a member of the expedition

Background imageExploration Collection: BUSN2A-00091

BUSN2A-00091
Mountain men greeting each other: " I took ye for an Injin." Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut of a Frederic Remington Illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Ships off the Antarctic ice-shelf, 1800s

Ships off the Antarctic ice-shelf, 1800s
Two sailing-ships near the ice-shelf of Antarctica, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Globe of 1492, lacking the New World

Globe of 1492, lacking the New World
Diagram of Martin Behaims globe, made just before Columbus discovered America. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: PEXP2A-00015

PEXP2A-00015
Captain James Cook regarding a map. Hand-colored woodcut of a painting

Background imageExploration Collection: PEXP2A-00092

PEXP2A-00092
Davy Crockett. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: EXPL2A-00128

EXPL2A-00128
Landing of Jean Nicolet on the Wisconsin shore of Lake Michigan, 1634, the first European to reach that region. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Florida explored by De Soto, 1539

Florida explored by De Soto, 1539
Bivouac of De Sotos expedition in the Florida wilderness, 1539. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: EXPL2A-00034

EXPL2A-00034
Leif Erikssen off the coast of Vineland in a Viking landing boat. Hand-colored photogravure of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: EXPL2A-00169

EXPL2A-00169
John C. Fremonts second western expedition at Pyramid Lake, Nevada, 1842-1843. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: BUSN2A-00043

BUSN2A-00043
Dutch merchants trading with Native Americans on Manhattan Island, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Dutch map of New Netherland and New England

Dutch map of New Netherland and New England
New Netherland and New England, circa 1630. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of DeLaets map

Background imageExploration Collection: French map of the Great Lakes, 1703

French map of the Great Lakes, 1703
La Hontans map of the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence valley, 1703. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an 18th century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Balboa discovering the Pacific, 1513

Balboa discovering the Pacific, 1513
Spanish expedition under Balboa discovering the Pacific Ocean, 1513. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: French settlement of the Great Lakes, 1600s

French settlement of the Great Lakes, 1600s
French Jesuit map of Lake Superior, Upper Michigan, and Wisconsin, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 17th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Map of DeSotos route, 1540s

Map of DeSotos route, 1540s
De Soto expeditions route across southeast North America, 1539-1542. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Captain Cook landing on a South Pacific island, 1770s

Captain Cook landing on a South Pacific island, 1770s
James Cook landing in the Friendly Islands, greeted by Tonga natives bearing fruit, 1770s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Columbus landing in the New World, 1492

Columbus landing in the New World, 1492
First landing of Columbus in the New World, 1492. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Mariana Islands in the Pacific discovered by Magellan, 1521

Mariana Islands in the Pacific discovered by Magellan, 1521
The Ladrones, later called the Marianas, and a native outrigger drawn by Pigafetta on the Magellan expedition, 1521. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 16th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Defeat of the Saracens at the Battle of Tours, 732 A. D

Defeat of the Saracens at the Battle of Tours, 732 A. D
Franks under Charles Martel attack the Saracens camp during the Battle of Tours, halting the Muslim invasion, 732 A.D. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada

Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada
Conquistador Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada portrait. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: PEXP2A-00114

PEXP2A-00114
Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, French explorer of North America. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageExploration Collection: Conquistadors battling New World natives

Conquistadors battling New World natives
Battle of Santa Cruz, the first bloodshed in the New World. Color lithograph of a painting by O. Graeff

Background imageExploration Collection: Behaims 1492 globe showing a round Earth but no New World

Behaims 1492 globe showing a round Earth but no New World
Diagram of globe by Martin Behaim, without the New World, created in 1492. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: EXPL2A-00035

EXPL2A-00035
Map of the Lewis and Clark route across Louisiana Territory, 1804-1806. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Vikings battling natives on the coast of Vinland

Vikings battling natives on the coast of Vinland
Freydis defends her fellow Norse settlers from Native Americans, or Skraelings, 1009. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: EXPL2A-00173

EXPL2A-00173
Spanish conquistador on a horse with foal - the origin of the horse in colonial America. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Magellan sails around South America to circumnavigate the earth

Magellan sails around South America to circumnavigate the earth
Magellan passing through his Strait to sail around South America on his circumnavigation of the earth, 1519-1522. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageExploration Collection: EXPL2A-00187

EXPL2A-00187
Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto landing his expedition in Florida, 1539. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: EXPL2A-00194

EXPL2A-00194
Father Jacques Marquette holding a peace pipe to greet Native Americans during his journey to the upper Mississippi River, 1673. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: EXPL2A-00195

EXPL2A-00195
Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet on the upper Mississippi River in canoes 1673. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: DeSoto expedition retreating down the Mississippi, 1542

DeSoto expedition retreating down the Mississippi, 1542
Spaniards descending Mississippi River after De Sotos death, 1542. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: EXPL2A-00245

EXPL2A-00245
Spanish conquistador in armor on horseback, New Spain, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Kerguelen Islands visited by a British ship, 1870s

Kerguelen Islands visited by a British ship, 1870s
HMS Challenger off the southern tip of the Kerguelen Islands, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: EXPL2A-00268

EXPL2A-00268
Magellans ships at Mactan, an island in the Philippines, where Magellan was killed in a battle with natives, 1521. Hand-colored 19th-century halftone reproduction of a 16th-century engraving

Background imageExploration Collection: Pueblo Indian villages of the 1800s

Pueblo Indian villages of the 1800s
Map of the Pueblo region, showing inhabited pueblos and ruins, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Mexico at the time of Cortes, 1500s

Mexico at the time of Cortes, 1500s
Map of Cortes landing area in Mexico, 1519. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Norse settlement ruins in Greenland

Norse settlement ruins in Greenland
Ruins of a Viking church at Katortok, Greenland, view in 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageExploration Collection: Great voyages of the age of exploration

Great voyages of the age of exploration
Map of great voyages from 1492 to 1580. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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