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16th century map showing sea monsters


Columbus and the Natives

European Voyages of Exploration


European Voyages of Exploration: The Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries Multimedia Tutorial University of Calgary - overview of the technological, economic, political, and cultural patterns of Spanish and Portuguese exploration

Voyages of Exploration North Park University - a useful detailed chronology

Vasco de Gama Arrives in India North Park University

1492: An Ongoing Voyage Library of Congress exhibit

Discoverer's Web excellent site with lots of information and maps

Exploration Online Curriculum Guide Mariner's Museum - includes timeline and non-European exploration

Columbus and the Age of Discovery useful site for all aspects of European exploration

European Voyages of Discovery: 15th and 16th Centuries Calgary University - extensive site

The Columbus Navigation Homepage focuses specifically on Columbus' voyages

Virtual Museum of New France: Explorers devoted to the French explorers in North America

Map History - History of Cartography Institute of Historical Research