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Expedition Collection

Background imageExpedition 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 imageExpedition 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 imageExpedition 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 imageExpedition Collection: EXPL2A-00146

EXPL2A-00146
Marco Polo welcomed at the court of Kublai Khan in China, 1200s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExpedition 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 imageExpedition 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 imageExpedition Collection: French colonists building a ship, South Carolina, 1560s

French colonists building a ship, South Carolina, 1560s
Shipbuilding at Archers Creek, South Carolina, by French colonists left behind by Ribault, 1562. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExpedition 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

Background imageExpedition Collection: Ship of explorer James Cook, 1700s

Ship of explorer James Cook, 1700s
Captain James Cooks ship " Discovery." Hand-colored woodcut from a drawing by E. W. Cook, R.A

Background imageExpedition Collection: Flag of France, 1700s

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

Background imageExpedition Collection: Pizarro capturing Inca stronghold in Peru, 1533

Pizarro capturing Inca stronghold in Peru, 1533
Pizarros assault on the Inca fortress of Sacsahuaman, Peru, 1533. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExpedition Collection: Spanish attacked by Aztec warriors during La Noche Triste

Spanish attacked by Aztec warriors during La Noche Triste
La Noche Triste. when Aztec soldiers overwhelmed Cortess forces in Tenochtitlan. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century painting by O. Graeff

Background imageExpedition Collection: Incas battling Spanish conquistadors in Peru

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 imageExpedition Collection: Inca leader Atahualpa sentenced to execution, 1533

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

Background imageExpedition 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 imageExpedition 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 imageExpedition 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 imageExpedition 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 imageExpedition Collection: EXPL2A-00226

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

Background imageExpedition Collection: EXPL2A-00269

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

Background imageExpedition 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 imageExpedition 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 imageExpedition 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 imageExpedition 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 imageExpedition 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

Background imageExpedition 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 imageExpedition Collection: Fort Mandan constructed by Lewis and Clark, 1803

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

Background imageExpedition Collection: St. Augustine, Florida, founded by Menendez de Aviles

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

Background imageExpedition Collection: EXPL2A-00123

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

Background imageExpedition 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 imageExpedition Collection: Magellans route across the Pacific

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

Background imageExpedition Collection: Tiger hunt in British India, 1800s

Tiger hunt in British India, 1800s
British hunting party in India en route to a tiger netting, circa 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExpedition Collection: EXPL2A-00289

EXPL2A-00289
Captain John Smith exploring the Chesapeake Bay region, early 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExpedition Collection: Pioneers approaching the Great Salt Lake, Utah

Pioneers approaching the Great Salt Lake, Utah
Mormon Trail settlers approaching the Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExpedition Collection: Archaeologists remove artifacts from a pyramid at Dashur, Egypt

Archaeologists remove artifacts from a pyramid at Dashur, Egypt
M. de Morgan lifts a golden crown from the mummy of Queen Khnemit at Dahshur, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExpedition Collection: Excavating the Sphinx, 1880s

Excavating the Sphinx, 1880s
Excavation of ancient Egyptian structures beneath the Sphinx in progress at Ghizeh, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExpedition Collection: Sir Richard Burton exploring central Africa, 1850s

Sir Richard Burton exploring central Africa, 1850s
English explorer Richard Burtons march towards central Africa, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExpedition Collection: EXPL2A-00359

EXPL2A-00359
African explorer Henry Stanleys camp on the Congo River, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageExpedition Collection: Dr. Livingstone, I presume? 1871

Dr. Livingstone, I presume? 1871
Stanley finding Dr. Livingstone at Ujiji, Tanganyika, 1871. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExpedition Collection: Survey party for the transcontinental railroad

Survey party for the transcontinental railroad
Railroad surveyors camp in the Rocky Mountains, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExpedition Collection: EXPL2A-00094

EXPL2A-00094
Ships of Marco Polo on the Mediterranean Sea, 1300s. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageExpedition Collection: NATI2A-00132

NATI2A-00132
Canoes on the Ohio River traveling by moonlight Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExpedition Collection: EXPL2A-00149

EXPL2A-00149
Route of Zebulon Pike across western territory to explore Colorado region 1805 - 1806. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExpedition Collection: Map of part of DeSotos route, 1500s

Map of part of DeSotos route, 1500s
Eastern portion of De Sotos route across southeastern North America, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 1593 illustration

Background imageExpedition Collection: EXPL2A-00227

EXPL2A-00227
Map of Hispaniola in 1534, from cartography of Peter Martyr and Oviedo. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a 16th-century map

Background imageExpedition Collection: EXPL2A-00301

EXPL2A-00301
Spanish invaders attacked by the Aztecs in Tenochtitlan during La Noche Triste, 1520. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExpedition Collection: EXPL2A-00367

EXPL2A-00367
Hernando Cortes met by Toltec dignitaries on arriving in Teotihuacan with his army, Mexico, 1519. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExpedition Collection: Account of Pizarros conquest of Peru, 1535

Account of Pizarros conquest of Peru, 1535
Title page of Xeres account of the conquest of Peru, 1535. Document



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