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Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00352

EXPL2A-00352
The Hereford Mappa Mundi of 1280 - Jerusalem is at the center, Europe lower left, Africa lower right. Printed color halftone reproduction 19th century

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00014

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

Background imageNavigation 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 imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00284

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

Background imageNavigation Collection: Vasco da Gamas route around Africa, 1400s

Vasco da Gamas route around Africa, 1400s
Africa as known after Vasco da Gamas discoveries, from map of Juan de la Cosa, 1500. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageNavigation 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 imageNavigation Collection: Use of a quadrant for navigation

Use of a quadrant for navigation
Sailor sighting on a star with a quadrant for navigation. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00317

EXPL2A-00317
Map of the world according to ancient Greek geographer Eratosthenes. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction

Background imageNavigation 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 imageNavigation 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

Background imageNavigation 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 imageNavigation 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 imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00065

EXPL2A-00065
World map of the flat earth printed by Beatus Rhenanus Bildaus Rheinau early 1500s - North is left, Mediterranean Sea middle Printed color lithograph reproduction 19th century

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00353

EXPL2A-00353
Ptolemys map of the world shown in red, true locations in black. Printed color lithograph 19th century

Background imageNavigation 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 imageNavigation 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 imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00233

EXPL2A-00233
Cartiers ships leaving St. Malo, France, to sail for North America, 1530s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00239

EXPL2A-00239
First map of the Strait of Magellan from Magellans circumnavigation of the earth in 1519 showing north at the bottom. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of Pigafettas 16th century map

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00240

EXPL2A-00240
Ship " Victoria, " one of Magellans fleet which circumnavigated the earth, 1519-1520. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: Sailing unknown seas in the Age of Discovery

Sailing unknown seas in the Age of Discovery
Navigating the Sea of Darkness. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageNavigation Collection: PEXP2A-00120

PEXP2A-00120
Roald Amundsen, first to reach the South Pole, fixing position at the pole, 1911. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00107

EXPL2A-00107
Ships in busy Lisbon harbor, circa 1600. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century reproduction of the original illustration from DeBry

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00024

EXPL2A-00024
Map of the Atlantic with the New World coast, drawn in 1500 by Juan de la Cosa, Columbus pilot. Hand colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of the original chart

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00020

EXPL2A-00020
Ships of Ferdinand Magellan rounding Tierra del Fuego to circumnavigate the earth 1519 to 1521. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00018

EXPL2A-00018
Columbus showing a map to Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: Early map of the New World, 1513

Early map of the New World, 1513
Tabula Terre Nove 1513: the Admirals Map of the Caribbean and Terra Incognita (unknown lands). Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00009

EXPL2A-00009
Three ships of Columbus approaching the New World, 1492. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: Columbus first sighting the New World

Columbus first sighting the New World
Columbus getting his first sight of the New World from the deck of the Santa Maria, 1492. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00006

EXPL2A-00006
Columbuss hospitable reception by Guacanagari, Caribbean chief, after shipwreck of Santa Maria, 1492. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00005

EXPL2A-00005
Columbus giving hawks bells to natives after landing in the Caribbean, 1492. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00004

EXPL2A-00004
Expedition of Christopher Columbus landing at Hispaniola, 1492. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00001

EXPL2A-00001
Christopher Columbus promoting his ideas before the Council at Salamanca. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00036

EXPL2A-00036
Wreck of Columbuss flagship Santa Maria on the coast of Hispaniola, 1492. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00066

EXPL2A-00066
Landing of Columbus expedition on the island of Guanahane in 1492. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century painting by Dioscoro Puebla

Background imageNavigation Collection: Portuguese map of the tip of South America, 1571

Portuguese map of the tip of South America, 1571
Map of South America printed in Lisbon, 1571. Printed color halftone reproduction

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00088

EXPL2A-00088
Death of Magellan on the island of Mactan, Philippines, in 1521, before completing his circumnavigation of the earth. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00061

EXPL2A-00061
Ptolemys world map, circa 150 AD, from the edition of 1472. Color halftone reproduction of the first printed edition of 1472

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00055

EXPL2A-00055
First view of the New World by Columbus and his crew aboard the " Santa Maria, " 1492. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00126

EXPL2A-00126
Map of New France, 1550, showing the coast of Canada and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00190

EXPL2A-00190
Map of Hudsons Bay, Canada, showing Hudsons Strait, 1722. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an 18th-century map

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00230

EXPL2A-00230
Jacques Cartier erects a cross along the Saint Lawrence River, claiming Quebec for France, 1534. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00231

EXPL2A-00231
Shipwrecks in the Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf of St Lawrence, Canada. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00234

EXPL2A-00234
Huron chief Donnacona warns Cartiers expedition not to sail up the St Lawrence River, 1535. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00058

EXPL2A-00058
Samuel de Champlains map of the Gaspee and Gulf of the Saint Lawrence River, 1632. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of the original map

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00297

EXPL2A-00297
Champlains 1613 map of his settlement at Port Royal, now Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of Champlains drawing

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00291

EXPL2A-00291
John Smiths map of New England, with inset portrait, circa 1620. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of the original

Background imageNavigation Collection: Cape of Good Hope mapped at its correct latitude, 1508

Cape of Good Hope mapped at its correct latitude, 1508
First map showing Africas southern point at the correct latitude, from Ruysch 1508. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 16th-century illustration

Background imageNavigation Collection: EXPL2A-00188

EXPL2A-00188
One of Henry Hudsons ships, early 1600s. Hand-colored 19th-century reproduction of a woodcut from Hudsons " Voyages" published in 1612



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