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Leif Eriksson discovers America

Leif Eriksson discovers America. Wood engraving by the International Publishing Co., 1911.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3028

The discovery of Greenland

The discovery of Greenland. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, Sept. 25, 1875.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3032

Discovery of North America, by John and Sebastian Cabot

Discovery of North America, by John and Sebastian Cabot. Wood engraving in Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, April 7, 1855.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3029

Discovery of the American continent by Americus

Discovery of the American continent by Americus. Lithograph by Sarony & Major in Charles E. Lester and Andrew Foster, The life and voyages of Americus Vespucius, 1852
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3000

Balboa claiming dominion over the South Sea, in behalf of the King of Spain

Balboa claiming dominion over the South Sea, in behalf of the King of Spain. Lithograph in Annie C. Cady, The American continent and its inhabitants before its discovery by Columbus, 1893.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3016

Cartier ascending the St. Lawrence

Cartier ascending the St. Lawrence. Lithograph in Annie C. Cady, The American continent..., 1893.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3018

De Soto. Tampa Bay, Florida, 1539

De Soto. Tampa Bay, Florida, 1539. Engraving by James Smillie in Henry R. Schoolcraft, Information respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States, 1853, after S. Eastman.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3034

Landing of De Soto in Florida

Landing of De Soto in Florida. Wood engraving in Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, Apr. 7, 1855.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3031

The Discovery of the Mississippi. By Ferdinand De Soto, and his followers, May, 1541

The Discovery of the Mississippi. By Ferdinand De Soto, and his followers, May, 1541. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1876.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-2257 (color film copy slide)

De Soto discovering the Mississippi

De Soto discovering the Mississippi. Lithograph in Annie C. Cady, The American continent..., 1893.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3013

Burial of De Soto

Burial of De Soto. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1876.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5312

Houses of Florida Indians

[Houses of Florida Indians]. ("A fortified village") Engraving in Theodore de Bry, India Occidentales, 1591, after Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-367

Getting gold from the rivers

[Getting gold from the rivers]. Engraving in Theodore de Bry, India Occidentales, 1591, after Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-368

A triumphant and solemn ritual in celebration of the defeat of an enemy

[A triumphant and solemn ritual in celebration of the defeat of an enemy]. Engraving in Theodore de Bry, India Occidentales, 1591, after Jaques Le Moyne de Morgues.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-369

Florida Indians fighting

[Florida Indians fighting]. Engraving in Theodore de Bry, India Occidentales, 1591, after Jaques Le Moyne de Morgues.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-370

Exercises of youth

[Exercises of youth]. Engraving in Theodore de Bry, India Occidentales, 1591, after Jaques Le Moyne de Morgues.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-371

Killing a crocodile

[Killing a crocodile]. ("Killing alligators.") Engraving in Theodore de Bry, India Occidentales, 1591, after Jaques le Moyne de Morgues.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-373

Rene de Laudonniere and the Florida Indians

[Rene de Laudonniere and the Florida Indians]. Engraving in Theodore de Bry, India Occidentales, 1591, after Jaques Le Moyne de Morgues.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-374

Champlain exploring the Canadian wilderness

Champlain exploring the Canadian wilderness. Lithograph in Annie C. Cady, The American continent..., 1893.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3019

The arrival of Hendrik Hudson in the bay of New York, Sept. 12, 1609

The arrival of Hendrik Hudson in the bay of New York, Sept. 12, 1609. Lithograph by Colton, Zahm & Roberts, 1868, after F. A. Chapman.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-686 (color film copy transparency)

Henry Hudson descending the Hudson River

Henry Hudson descending the Hudson River. Wood engraving in Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, Apr. 12, 1856.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3024

Henry Hudson ... abandoned by his crew in Hudson's Bay the 11th of June, 1610

Henry Hudson ... abandoned by his crew in Hudson's Bay the 11th of June, 1610. Lithograph by Lewis & Browne.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3923

The unhappy adventures of La Salle

[The unhappy adventures of La Salle]. Engraving in Louis Hennepin, Nouveau voyage d'un pais plus grand que l'Europe..., 1698.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3283

The buffalo

[The buffalo]. Engraving in Louis Hennepin, A new discovery of a country in America..., 1699.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-8171

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