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

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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

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

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

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

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EXPL2A-00014
Ptolemys map of the world, illustrating a concept of the flat earth. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction

Background imageDiscover Collection: Dutch ships in the Arctic, 1600s

Dutch ships in the Arctic, 1600s
Dutch ships of Henry Hudsons time near Novaya Zemlya, early 1600s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

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Schwatkas discovery of Franklin expedition grave, 1880
Grave of Franklin Expedition member Lt. John Irving found by Schwatkas American search party in Greenland, 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

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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

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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

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EXPL2A-00284
Early map of Hudsons Strait and Hudsons Bay, 1662, in Arctic Canada. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction

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EXPL2A-00366
Map of equatorial Africa as known in the 1870s. Printed color lithograph, 19th century

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EXPL2A-00184
Part of the 1613 Samuel de Champlain map of New France. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century reproduction of the original ma

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

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

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

Background imageDiscover Collection: Archaeological excavation on the Acropolis, 1890s

Archaeological excavation on the Acropolis, 1890s
Archaeologists excavating ancient ruins on the Acropolis, Athens, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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Flag of France, 1700s
French flag marking La Verendrye expeditions claim of the northern Great Plains for France in 1743, Pierre, South Dakota. Digital photograph

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Brazilian cannibalism, 1500s
Natives eating and cooking human flesh, northern Brazil, circa 1500. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 16th-century illustration

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Incas battling Spanish conquistadors in Peru
Manco Inca Yupanqui leads attack on the Spanish in Cusco, Peru, 1536. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDiscover Collection: EXPL2A-00294

EXPL2A-00294
Tenochtitlan, capital city of Aztec Mexico, an Island connected by causeways to land, 1520s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an early Spanish colonial map

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Inca leader Atahualpa sentenced to execution, 1533
Spanish conqueror Pizarro orders the Inca ruler Atahualpa to be led instantly to execution in Peru, 1533. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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Rio de la Plata, 1698
Mouth of the Rio de la Plata in South America, in a map of 1698. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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Callao, Peru, under Spanish rule, 1620
Spanish colonial port of Callao, Peru, circa 1620. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 17th-century illustration

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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

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

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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 imageDiscover 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

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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

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

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EXPL2A-00226
Spanish ships of Hernando Cortes sailing to Mexico, 1519. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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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

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

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EXPL2A-00269
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark expedition losing notes and specimens in a canoe accident on the upper Missouri River. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of sketch by Patrick Goss

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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

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

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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

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

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

Background imageDiscover Collection: Borchgrevink expedition landing on Antarctica, 1894

Borchgrevink expedition landing on Antarctica, 1894
Carsten Borchgrevink making the first landing on Victoria Land, Antarctica, 1894. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

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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

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Fort Mandan constructed by Lewis and Clark, 1803
Lewis and Clark expedition overwintering along the Missouri River near a Mandan village, 1803-1804. Hand-colored woodcut of a Patrick Goss drawing, a member of the expedition

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St. Augustine, Florida, founded by Menendez de Aviles
Pedro Menendez de Aviles laying out Saint Augustine, Florida, 1565. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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EXPL2A-00123
Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto discovering the Mississippi River, 1540. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

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Viking explorers on the North American coast
Viking settlers exploring the North American coast. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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

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Magellans route across the Pacific
Route of Magellans ships across the Pacific while circumnavigating the earth, 1519-1522. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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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



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