View of Acapulco when Cortes explored it.

Acapulco

View of Acapulco when Cortes explored it.

(1495-1552) A famous German humanist, known for his works in mathematics, astronomy, and cartography.

Petrus Apianus

(1495-1552) A famous German humanist, known for his works in mathematics, astronomy, and cartography.

(1495-1552) A famous German humanist, known for his works in mathematics, astronomy, and cartography.

Petrus Apianus

(1495-1552) A famous German humanist, known for his works in mathematics, astronomy, and cartography.

(1755-1816) Explorer and soldier who was a militia officer in the American revolution.

John Armstrong

(1755-1816) Explorer and soldier who was a militia officer in the American revolution.

(1821-1893) British explorer who undertook the exploration of the Nile discovering its source.

Sir Samuel White Baker

(1821-1893) British explorer who undertook the exploration of the Nile discovering its source.

(1475-1519) Spanish conquistador

Vasco Nunez de Balboa

(1475-1519) Spanish conquistador

(1474-1557) English explorer

Sebastian Cabot

(1474-1557) English explorer

Explorer with Columbus

Sebastian Cabot

Explorer with Columbus

Italian navigator and cartographer.

Sebastian Cabot

Italian navigator and cartographer.

An explorer born in Venice. He traveled to Newfoundland and America.

Sebastian Cabot

An explorer born in Venice. He traveled to Newfoundland and America.

Sebastian Cabot (c. 1484 - c. 1557) was an Italian explorer, probably born in Venice.

Sebastian Cabot

Sebastian Cabot (c. 1484 - c. 1557) was an Italian explorer, probably born in Venice.

An Italian explorer.

Sebastian Cabot

An Italian explorer.

A French explorer who claimed the region of the St. Lawrence River for France.

Jacques Cartier

A French explorer who claimed the region of the St. Lawrence River for France.

Jacques Cartier (1491 – September 1, 1557) claimed what is now Canada for France. He was the first who described and mapped the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River.

Jacques Cartier

Jacques Cartier (1491 – September 1, 1557) claimed what is now Canada for France. He was the first…

Portrait of Jacques Cartier discoverer of Canada

Jaques Cartier, discoverer of Canada

Portrait of Jacques Cartier discoverer of Canada

(1835-1903) French explorer and writer who led expeditions throughout Africa and wrote many books such as Land of the Midnight Sun and the Country of the Dwarfs.

Paul B. Chaillu

(1835-1903) French explorer and writer who led expeditions throughout Africa and wrote many books such…

Samuel de Champlain, "The Father of New France", was a French navigator, geographer, cartographer, draughtsman, soldier, explorer, ethnologist, diplomat, chronicler, and the founder of Quebec City on July 3, 1608, of which he was the administrator for the rest of his life.

Samuel de Champlain

Samuel de Champlain, "The Father of New France", was a French navigator, geographer, cartographer, draughtsman,…

(1451-1506) Spanish explorer

Christopher Columbus

(1451-1506) Spanish explorer

Famous explorer and trader who reached the Americas in 1492.

Christopher Columbus

Famous explorer and trader who reached the Americas in 1492.

Famous explorer and trader who reached the Americas in 1492.

Christopher Columbus

Famous explorer and trader who reached the Americas in 1492.

The De Bry portrait of Columbus. A famous explorer and trader who reached the Americas in 1492.

Christopher Columbus

The De Bry portrait of Columbus. A famous explorer and trader who reached the Americas in 1492.

Columbus, the Havana Medallion. A famous explorer and trader who reached the Americas in 1492.

Christopher Columbus

Columbus, the Havana Medallion. A famous explorer and trader who reached the Americas in 1492.

(1446-1506) Made the "discovery" of the New World in 1492.

Christopher Columbus

(1446-1506) Made the "discovery" of the New World in 1492.

(1451-1506) Famous for his voyage to the New World in 1492.

Christopher Columbus

(1451-1506) Famous for his voyage to the New World in 1492.

Christopher Columbus (between August 25 and October 31, 1451 – May 20, 1506) was a Genoese navigator, colonizer and explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean—funded by Queen Isabella of Spain—led to general European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere. Although not the first to reach the Americas from Europe—he was preceded by the Norse, led by Leif Ericsson, who built a temporary settlement 500 years earlier at L'Anse aux Meadows— Columbus initiated widespread contact between Europeans and indigenous Americans.

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (between August 25 and October 31, 1451 – May 20, 1506) was a Genoese navigator,…

An Italian explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the American continents.

Christopher Columbus

An Italian explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the…

An Italian explorer who crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed in the American continents.

Christopher Columbus

An Italian explorer who crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed in the American continents.

Famous British navigator.

Captain James Cook

Famous British navigator.

Hernan Cortes' Coat of Arms.

Cortes Arms

Hernan Cortes' Coat of Arms.

Armor of Hernan Cortes

Armor of Cortes

Armor of Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Fernando Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Spanish explorer.

Fernando Cortez

Spanish explorer.

(1485-1547) Spanish conquistador and conqueror of Mexico

Hernando Cortez

(1485-1547) Spanish conquistador and conqueror of Mexico

Pierre du Gua de Monts, (c. 1558 - 1628) was a French merchant, explorer and colonizer.

Sieur de Monts

Pierre du Gua de Monts, (c. 1558 - 1628) was a French merchant, explorer and colonizer.

This image portrays explorer, Hernando De Soto and other Conquistadors at the discovery of the Mississippi River.

Hernando De Soto Discovering the Mississippi River

This image portrays explorer, Hernando De Soto and other Conquistadors at the discovery of the Mississippi…

Title page of the Dresden Copy.

Dresden Copy

Title page of the Dresden Copy.

(1851-1897) Scottish preacher, professor, and author.

Henry Drummond

(1851-1897) Scottish preacher, professor, and author.

English Explorers bartering for land.

English Explorers

English Explorers bartering for land.

A group of French soldiers during the French Exploration

French Explorers

A group of French soldiers during the French Exploration

(1813-1890) Fremont was an explorer and general. He was promoted to major-general during the Civil War. Fremond is also known as "Pathfinder of the Rocky Mountains."

John Charles Fremont

(1813-1890) Fremont was an explorer and general. He was promoted to major-general during the Civil War.…

An English explorer who voyaged in to the Canadian Arctic.

Martin Frobisher

An English explorer who voyaged in to the Canadian Arctic.

Sir Martin Frobisher (c. 1535 or 1539 – November 22, 1594) was an English seaman (from Wakefield, Yorkshire) who made three voyages to the New World to look for the Northwest Passage.

Martin Frobisher

Sir Martin Frobisher (c. 1535 or 1539 – November 22, 1594) was an English seaman (from Wakefield,…

(1844-1935) Explorer and soldier that volunteered in the Civil War and lead an expedition to the Artic.

General Greely

(1844-1935) Explorer and soldier that volunteered in the Civil War and lead an expedition to the Artic.

(1832-1881) An Arctic explorer and physician.

Isaac Israel Hayes

(1832-1881) An Arctic explorer and physician.

Henry Hudson was an explorer who discovered the Hudson River.

Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson was an explorer who discovered the Hudson River.

English explorer, discovered Hudson Bay

Henry Hudson

English explorer, discovered Hudson Bay

A solitary hunter in a cold region, with an eagle and dog for companions.

Hunter with Eagle and Dog

A solitary hunter in a cold region, with an eagle and dog for companions.

La Salle, a famous French adventurer who navigated the Mississippi down to the Gulf of Mexico.

La Salle

La Salle, a famous French adventurer who navigated the Mississippi down to the Gulf of Mexico.

French explorer

Robert La Salle

French explorer

Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774–October 11, 1809) was an American explorer, soldier, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Meriwether Lewis

Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774–October 11, 1809) was an American explorer, soldier, and public…

A Scottish medical missionary and explorer of Africa.

David Livingstone

A Scottish medical missionary and explorer of Africa.

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…

(1838-1914) American geologist, naturalist, explorer, and one of the first preservationists.

John Muir

(1838-1914) American geologist, naturalist, explorer, and one of the first preservationists.

(1861-1930) Norwegian Arctic explorer

Fridtjof Nansen

(1861-1930) Norwegian Arctic explorer

(1832-1901) A geologist who was an arctic explorer.

Baron Adolf Erik Nordenskiold

(1832-1901) A geologist who was an arctic explorer.