The 1492-1606 Exploration ClipArt gallery offers 107 illustrations of the discovery and exploration of America by the European nations.

A picture showing typical indian life.

Indian Life

A picture showing typical indian life.

An image from <em>Macrobii Ambrosii Aurelii Theodosii</em> in <em>Somnium Scipionis, Lib. II.</em>.

Macrobius

An image from Macrobii Ambrosii Aurelii Theodosii in Somnium Scipionis, Lib. II..

An image from <em>Theodosii Macrobii Opera</em>.

Macrobius

An image from Theodosii Macrobii Opera.

An image after <em>Atlas</em>, as a "mappemonde tiree d'un manuscrit de Macrobe du Xeme siecle."

Macrobius

An image after Atlas, as a "mappemonde tiree d'un manuscrit de Macrobe du Xeme siecle."

The tomb of Magellan, on the spot where he fell.

Magellan Tomb

The tomb of Magellan, on the spot where he fell.

Death of Magellan at the Philippine Islands.

Magellan's death

Death of Magellan at the Philippine Islands.

After sending one or more of his ships back to Cuba with news of his landing, he began marching northward.

De Soto's March

After sending one or more of his ships back to Cuba with news of his landing, he began marching northward.

Columbus at Margarita Island, the largest island in Venezuela, off the north eastern side of the country.

Margarita Island

Columbus at Margarita Island, the largest island in Venezuela, off the north eastern side of the country.

Scene where Pedro Menendez de Aviles, an explorer and founder of St. Augustine, murdered the Huguenots who had settles in Florida.

Scene of the Murder of the Huguenots by Menendez

Scene where Pedro Menendez de Aviles, an explorer and founder of St. Augustine, murdered the Huguenots…

Menendez de Aviles's expedition on its way to the New World.

Menendez's Expedition to the New World

Menendez de Aviles's expedition on its way to the New World.

Montezuma mortally wounded by his own subjects.

Montezuma

Montezuma mortally wounded by his own subjects.

Columbus arriving at Granada in time to see the final surrender of the Moors to the Spanish Army.

Moors Surrender

Columbus arriving at Granada in time to see the final surrender of the Moors to the Spanish Army.

A native of Hispaniola in his canoe.

Natives

A native of Hispaniola in his canoe.

Natives of Hispaniola in a canoe.

Natives

Natives of Hispaniola in a canoe.

A drawing of the discovery of the New World.

The New World

A drawing of the discovery of the New World.

Title page of the <em>New Unbekanthe Landte</em>.

Newe Unbekanthe Landte

Title page of the New Unbekanthe Landte.

The Nina, a ship that came to America with Columbus

Nina

The Nina, a ship that came to America with Columbus

Fortified Onandaga village from the first Americans.

Onandaga

Fortified Onandaga village from the first Americans.

Title of Oviedo from 1526

Oviedo Title

Title of Oviedo from 1526

Arms of Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes, a Spanish historian.

Arms of Oviedo

Arms of Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes, a Spanish historian.

Spaniards embarking upon Peru.

Peru Embarking

Spaniards embarking upon Peru.

Spaniards cutting down Peruvian huts.

Peruvian Huts

Spaniards cutting down Peruvian huts.

The Pinta, a ship that came to America with Columbus

Pinta

The Pinta, a ship that came to America with Columbus

Picture of Indian Pipes.

Indian Pipes

Picture of Indian Pipes.

A Christian merchant who introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China.

Marco Polo

A Christian merchant who introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China.

The priar speaking to Columbus

Priar

The priar speaking to Columbus

An old picture of Quebec, Canada where the French were colonizing.

Quebec

An old picture of Quebec, Canada where the French were colonizing.

Entrance to Raleigh's Cell in the Tower

Raleigh's Cell

Entrance to Raleigh's Cell in the Tower

"Form of Raleigh's Ships."&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Raleigh's Ships

"Form of Raleigh's Ships."—Lossing, 1851

The raising of the Christian cross following the discovery of the New World.

Rearing the Cross

The raising of the Christian cross following the discovery of the New World.

The Indians (Native Americans) decorating Jean Ribault's Pillar.

Ribault's Pillar

The Indians (Native Americans) decorating Jean Ribault's Pillar.

John White finds the only clue to the disappearance of the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke: a tree carved with the word 'Croatan,' the name of a Native American tribe.

Croatan Carved into Tree at Roanoke

John White finds the only clue to the disappearance of the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke: a tree carved with…

Picture of old Spanish Ruins.

Old Spanish Ruins

Picture of old Spanish Ruins.

The Santa Maria, a ship that came to America with Columbus

Santa Maria

The Santa Maria, a ship that came to America with Columbus

The Santa Maria

Santa Maria

The Santa Maria

"Picture of an Indian village drawn by John White in 1585 and incorporated in a report to Sir Walter Raleigh."&mdash;Stephenson, 1913

The Towne of Secota

"Picture of an Indian village drawn by John White in 1585 and incorporated in a report to Sir Walter…

An illustration of one of Sir Walter Raleigh's ships.

Ralegh's Ship

An illustration of one of Sir Walter Raleigh's ships.

Spanish treasure ships which Francis Drake captured for England.

Spanish Treasure Ships

Spanish treasure ships which Francis Drake captured for England.

This representation of the vessels of the early Spanish navigators is a fac-simile of a cut in Medina's <em>Arte de navegar</em>, Vallodolid, 1545, which was re-engraved in the Venice edition of 1555. In the variety of changes in methods of measurement it is not easy to find the equivalent in tonnage of the present day for the ships of Columbus' time. Those constituting his little fleet seem to have been liht and swift vessels of the class called caravels. One had a deck amidships, with high forecastle and two were without this deck, though high, and covered at the ends. Captaing G. V. Fox has given what he supposes were the dimensions of the larger one,- a heavier craft and duller sailer than the others. He calculates for a hundred tons, -makes her sixty-three feet over all, fifty-one feet keel, twenty feet beam, and ten and a half feet draft of water. She carried the kind of gun termed lombards, and a crew of fifty men.

Spanish Vessels

This representation of the vessels of the early Spanish navigators is a fac-simile of a cut in Medina's…

The old Spanish gateway at St. Augustine.

St. Augustine

The old Spanish gateway at St. Augustine.

Photograph of the Gates of St. Augustine.

Gates of St. Augustine

Photograph of the Gates of St. Augustine.

Title of First Tract from Las Casas.

First Tract

Title of First Tract from Las Casas.

Title of Fourth Tract from Las Casas.

Fourth Tract

Title of Fourth Tract from Las Casas.

Title of Seventh Tract from Las Casas.

Seventh Tract

Title of Seventh Tract from Las Casas.

Tree of Triste Noche represents the remains of the tree under which Cortes and his followers gathered after that eventful night.

Tree of Triste Noche

Tree of Triste Noche represents the remains of the tree under which Cortes and his followers gathered…

"The triumphal entry of Columbus into Barcelona."—Gordy, 1912

The Triumphal Entry

"The triumphal entry of Columbus into Barcelona."—Gordy, 1912

The vision of the explorer Christopher Columbus.

The Vision of Columbus

The vision of the explorer Christopher Columbus.