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[Dutch soldiers battling natives at Strait of Magellan. Chile. ca. 1600]

[Dutch soldiers battling natives at Strait of Magellan. Chile. ca. 160...

Illus. in: Theodore De Bry, America, Pt. 9, Frankfurt, 1601, plate VII. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Water; Publ. Ind.; Warfare, Naval; Port. Hist.; Neth. ... More

Map of the Strait of Magellan

Map of the Strait of Magellan

Illus. in: Nodal. Relacion del viaj́e qve por orden de Sv Mag.d y acverdo del Real consejo de Indias (Madrid, 1621). Reference copy may be in SSF - MAPS. This record contains unverified, old data from caption c... More

Vniversale descrittione di tvtto il monde /

Vniversale descrittione di tvtto il monde /

Relief shown pictorially. Probably the second state of the map. Differs from the first state in the reworking of Tierra del Fuego to include the Straits of Magellan. Presents Staten Island, west of Tierra del F... More

Novvelle et exacte description dv globe terrestre

Novvelle et exacte description dv globe terrestre

Includes illustrations of the seasons and the elements, notes, and two celestial hemispheres. According to Shirley, the map is based on one by Visscher, rather than Blaeu. Illustrations of costumes: Francois --... More

[Explorers? interacting with native people at a settlement]

[Explorers? interacting with native people at a settlement]

Illus. opposite p. 10. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Illus. in: Bontekoe, Willem Ysbrandsz. Ovrnael ofte gedenckwaerdige beschrijvinghe vande Oost-Indische reyse..., Hoorn : Ghedr... More

[Explorers working on land,  houses in the distance, two boats on a river]

[Explorers working on land, houses in the distance, two boats on a ri...

Plate 4. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Illus. in: Bontekoe, Willem Ysbrandsz. Ovrnael ofte gedenckwaerdige beschrijvinghe vande Oost-Indische reyse..., Hoorn : Ghedruckt by I. Wil... More

Avantures mal-heureuses du Sieur de la Salle / J. Van Vian en del. et fec.

Avantures mal-heureuses du Sieur de la Salle / J. Van Vian en del. et ...

Print shows La Salle, priests and others on shore as supplies are unloaded from a ship. Title from item. Illus. in: Nouveau voyage d'un pais plus grand que l'Europe avec les reflections des entreprises du Sieur... More

The night mare, British Cartoon Print

The night mare, British Cartoon Print

Cartoon shows a scantily clad woman asleep on a bed, a little man sitting on her chest pulling back her see-through covers, as one of her arms hangs to the floor near a chamber pot written on it... "Source of N... More

Ferdinand Magellan, 1581, 16th century

Ferdinand Magellan, 1581, 16th century

Portrait, bust, facing left. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Manuscript map, probably made by a French voyageur, of Indian lands of Wisconsin, when part of Michigan Territory, annotated by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, ca. 1831

Manuscript map, probably made by a French voyageur, of Indian lands of...

Reproduction number: A120 (color slide); LC-MSS-39115-7 (B&W negative) This map of Wisconsin river valleys, probably made by a French voyageur, was carried by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864), the author, eth... More

An exploring expedition on the Canal Street plan / The exploring expedition at the South Pole, waiting for stores

An exploring expedition on the Canal Street plan / The exploring exped...

Print satirizes Charles Wilkes' United States Exploring Expedition, which left in August 1838. The upper left vignette shows Wilkes in a rowboat with scientists who use a transit or telescope to see fauna. The ... More

A Kalapuya man - a native of Oregon / drawn by A.T. Agate ; W.H. Dougal sc.

A Kalapuya man - a native of Oregon / drawn by A.T. Agate ; W.H. Douga...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of a Kalapuya man. Illus. in: Narrative of the United States exploring expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 / By Charles Wilkes... In five volumes, with thirteen... More

Chinook lodge / drawn by A.T. Agate ; R.W. Dawson sc.

Chinook lodge / drawn by A.T. Agate ; R.W. Dawson sc.

Interior view of Chinook lodge. Illus. in: Narrative of the United States exploring expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 / By Charles Wilkes... In five volumes, with thirteen maps... Philad... More

Pine Forest, Oregon. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Pine Forest, Oregon. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Print shows a man measuring the girth of a huge tree. Engraving by W.E. Tucker. Drawing by J. Drayton. Illus. in: Charles Wilkes, Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition, Phila., 1844, oppos. p. 122... More

Concomely's tomb, Astoria / drawn by A.T. Agate ; W.E. Tucker sc.

Concomely's tomb, Astoria / drawn by A.T. Agate ; W.E. Tucker sc.

A carved and painted, raised, Native burial platform. Illus. in: Narrative of the United States exploring expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 / By Charles Wilkes... In five volumes, with t... More

Discovery of the American contintent by Americus / Frank Bellews, del. ; lith. of Sarony & Major, New York.

Discovery of the American contintent by Americus / Frank Bellews, del....

Print shows Amerigo Vespucci and others greeting natives upon landing in the Americas. Illus. in: The life and voyages of Americus Vespucius, with illustrations concerning the navigator, and the discovery of th... More

De Soto -- Tampa Bay, Florida--1539 / Drawn by Capt. S. Eastman, U.S.A. ; Engraved by James Smillie.

De Soto -- Tampa Bay, Florida--1539 / Drawn by Capt. S. Eastman, U.S.A...

Print shows Hernando De Soto and other soldiers at Tampa Bay. Illus. in: Information respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States / Henry R. Schoolcraft. Philadelph... More

Landing of De Soto in Florida / Warren.

Landing of De Soto in Florida / Warren.

Illustration shows Hernando De Soto, soldiers, sailors and priests landing in Florida. Title from item. Reference copy available in LOT 4409-D. Illus. in: Ballou's pictorial, v. 8, (1855 April 7), p. 217.

Henry Hudson descending the Hudson River

Henry Hudson descending the Hudson River

Illustration shows Henry Hudson and his companions trading with Indians on the shore; in background, Hudson's ship and a canoe. Title from item. Illus. in: Ballou's pictorial, v. 10 (1856 April 12), p. 233. Ref... More

The four years contract and its progress

The four years contract and its progress

One of three anti-Lincoln satires published by Nichols in Boston at around the same time. (It was deposited for copyright on June 30, 1863, along with "Oppression!! Suppressing the Press" and "The Great America... More

Columbus explaining his discovery to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella / drawn by John Gilbert.

Columbus explaining his discovery to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella...

Illustration shows Christopher Columbus pointing to a spot on a map while Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain look on. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. XII, no. 596 (1868 May 30), cover. Title from item.

[Stanley meets Livingstone] / H.H.

[Stanley meets Livingstone] / H.H.

Illustration showing Henry Morton Stanley greeting Dr. David Livingstone at a village in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in present day Tanzania. Stanley's porters stand on the left, one at center carries an Americ... More

[Bank note vignettes showing explorers including Christopher Columbus(?), pilgrims landing in America, women symbolizing arts and sciences, and Benjamin Franklin performing electricity experiment with key and kite]

[Bank note vignettes showing explorers including Christopher Columbus(...

In album: Engravings of the American Banknote Company ... p. 86.

[Bank note vignettes showing pilgrims, Christopher Columbus, and possibly other explorers landing in America on board ship]

[Bank note vignettes showing pilgrims, Christopher Columbus, and possi...

In album: Engravings of the American Banknote Company ... p. 2.

Science, or sport? - A modern spectacle after an old model / J. Keppler.

Science, or sport? - A modern spectacle after an old model / J. Kepple...

Print shows a group of explorers of the polar regions, representing discovery and exploration, floating on an ice floe, they may all be on the verge of death; weighing judgement are James G. Bennett of the New ... More

David Livingstone / E. Hader, pixnit ; phot. u. verl. v. Sophus William, Berlin W.

David Livingstone / E. Hader, pixnit ; phot. u. verl. v. Sophus Willia...

Photograph of painting shows David Livingston, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right. Title from item. No. 602. Stamped on verso: Gift, Virginia S. Benjamin, Feb. 12, 1946. Reference copy in BIOG FILE.

[Fernando Magellan, half-length portrait, facing left; holding globe and compass]

[Fernando Magellan, half-length portrait, facing left; holding globe a...

Illus. in Narrative and critical history of America / Winsor. 1886, v. 2, p. 595. Reference copy in BIOG. FILE - Magellan, Fernando, 1470?-1521.

Sir Richard Burton

Sir Richard Burton

Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, 1887 Jan. 22. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Captain John Smith Cigarette Card

Captain John Smith Cigarette Card

Print shows Captain John Smith, bust portrait, facing slightly right, in front of a red curtain, which is drawn aside to reveal a painting depicting Pocahontas interceding to save Smith's life. This may be part... More

[European explorers arriving in the new world] / W.H. Lippincott.

[European explorers arriving in the new world] / W.H. Lippincott.

Print shows an explorer, in a tropical locality, holding a flag and sword, pointing to a wooden cross and a carved pillar, claiming new lands in the name of king and Christianity; Native Americans stand among t... More

Exploring party of the Colorado Grand Canyon Mining and Improvement Company, Denver, Colo.

Exploring party of the Colorado Grand Canyon Mining and Improvement Co...

Photograph shows portrait of the nine member exploring party: back row: Elmer Kane, J. A. McCormick (Photog'r), John Harvey Jacobs, John Hislop (Chief Engineer); front row: Harry McDonald (Captain), Wm. H. Edwa... More

Balboa claiming dominion over the South Seas on behalf of the King of Spain

Balboa claiming dominion over the South Seas on behalf of the King of ...

Print shows Balboa standing in the Pacific Ocean holding a sword and the banner of Spain. Title from item. Copyright 1893 by Gebbie & Co. Illus. in: The American continent and its inhabitants before its discov... More

Cartier ascending the St. Lawrence

Cartier ascending the St. Lawrence

Print shows two ships on the St. Lawrence River. Title from item. Copyright 1893 by Gebbie & Co. Illus. in: The American continent and its inhabitants before its discovery by Columbus / Annie C. Cady. Philadelp... More

Champlain exploring the Canadian wilderness

Champlain exploring the Canadian wilderness

Print shows Samuel de Champlain and two companions looking at a river as Indians carry the canoes to the shore. Title from item. Copyright 1893 by Gebbie & Co. Illus. in: The American continent and its inhabita... More

DeSoto discovering the Mississippi

DeSoto discovering the Mississippi

Print shows De Soto, on horseback, his soldiers, and a priest entering an Indian village. Title from item. Copyright 1893 by Gebbie & Co. Illus. in: The American continent and its inhabitants before its discove... More

Lieut. Shackleton, George Grantham Bain Collection

Lieut. Shackleton, George Grantham Bain Collection

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. General information about the George Grantha... More

Lady Shackleton, George Grantham Bain Collection

Lady Shackleton, George Grantham Bain Collection

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. General information about the George Grantha... More

Sir Ernest Shackleton and wife

Sir Ernest Shackleton and wife

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. General information about the George Grantha... More

Lieut. Shackleton, George Grantham Bain Collection

Lieut. Shackleton, George Grantham Bain Collection

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. General information about the George Grantha... More

T.R. Peale, U.S. ship Vincennes, Decr. 14th 1841 / Chas. W. Peale, pinxit.

T.R. Peale, U.S. ship Vincennes, Decr. 14th 1841 / Chas. W. Peale, pin...

Photograph shows Titian Ramsay Peale, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, wearing uniform. Title from item. Halftone print after oil painting by Charles Willson Peale, 1819, when Titian was part of a scie... More

Coming out of a snow-covered "igloo" - a winter home in the Artics - Ellesmere Land

Coming out of a snow-covered "igloo" - a winter home in the Artics - E...

Stereograph shows Dr. Leopold Kann emerging from the entrance of an igloo during Robert Stein's expedition to Ellesmere Island of 1899 to 1900. H16958 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood. ... More

Arctic explorers, preparing for the long winter - historic Cape Sabine and Baffin Bay (79 deg. N. lat.)

Arctic explorers, preparing for the long winter - historic Cape Sabine...

Stereograph shows Dr. Leopold Kann and another man working with equipment during Robert Stein's expedition to Ellesmere Island of 1899 to 1900.

"Fort Magnesia" during winter - deeply buried in snow - Cape Sabine (79 deg. N. lat.), Ellesmere Land

"Fort Magnesia" during winter - deeply buried in snow - Cape Sabine (7...

Stereograph shows Dr. Leopold Kann standing next to the snow-covered winter quarters during Robert Stein's expedition to Ellesmere Island of 1899 to 1900. H16965 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Underwood & ... More

Arctic explorers, preparing for the long winter - historic Cape Sabine and Baffin Bay (79 deg. N. lat.)

Arctic explorers, preparing for the long winter - historic Cape Sabine...

Stereograph shows Dr. Leopold Kann working with equipment during Robert Stein's expedition to Ellesmere Island of 1899 to 1900. H16978 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood. Title from item. No. 2.

"Fort Magnesia" during winter - deeply buried in snow - Cape Sabine (79 deg. N. lat.), Ellesmere Land

"Fort Magnesia" during winter - deeply buried in snow - Cape Sabine (7...

Stereograph shows Dr. Leopold Kann standing next to the snow-covered winter quarters during Robert Stein's expedition to Ellesmere Island of 1899 to 1900. H16956 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Underwood & ... More

Dr. Leopold Kann, the Arctic explorer, in his winter quarters, Ellesmere Land

Dr. Leopold Kann, the Arctic explorer, in his winter quarters, Ellesme...

Stereograph shows Dr. Leopold Kann cooking on a wood stove during Robert Stein's expedition to Ellesmere Island of 1899 to 1900. H16966 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood. Title from item.

Spanish explorations

Spanish explorations

Montage of portraits of four explorers, including Ferdinand Magellan and Hernando Cortez, and two Indians. H46556 U.S. Copyright Office.

[The unknown explorers]

[The unknown explorers]

I10214 U.S. Copyright Office Reproduction of painting by Frederic Remington.

Departure of Peary [and the] "Roosevelt" from New York /

Departure of Peary [and the] "Roosevelt" from New York /

The camera pans to show the schooner "Roosevelt" docked at a covered pier on the Hudson River on Manhattan's west side. Then, from a camera position on board, men in straw hats and fashionably dressed ladies ar... More

Map of the United States showing routes of principal explorers, from 1501 to 1844.

Map of the United States showing routes of principal explorers, from 1...

"Taken from Bulletin 817, plate 4." Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

A coldness between them / L.M. Glackens.

A coldness between them / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows Arctic explorers Frederick A. Cook and Robert E. Peary facing off on either side of a frozen figure labeled "The Pole" holding up Cook's "Book Royalties" and Peary's "Lecture Receipts"; each ... More

With Hudson up the Hudson / Will Crawford.

With Hudson up the Hudson / Will Crawford.

Illustration shows Henry Hudson and crew on the ship Halve Maen (Half Moon) sailing up the Hudson River and trading with Natives along the way; also shows some scenes of what Hudson might witness if he returned... More

Unveiling of Verrazzano statue

Unveiling of Verrazzano statue

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. General information about the George Grantha... More

"Take the belt, old sport! We can't any of us talk in your class" / L.M. Glackens.

"Take the belt, old sport! We can't any of us talk in your class" / L....

Illustration shows a group of boxers standing behind a large boxer who is giving Arctic explorer Robert E. Peary a jeweled belt labeled "Championship"; boxers are known for their pre-fight taunting bluster. Pap... More

Dr. Wilson

Dr. Wilson

Photograph shows Dr. Edward A. Wilson, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, hands on hips, door to stable in the background, during the British Antarctic Expedition. J181348 U.S. Copyright Office. Titl... More

Matthew A. Henson Cigarette Card

Matthew A. Henson Cigarette Card

Cigarette card for American Tobacco Company's Hassan Cork Tip cigarettes shows portrait of Matthew Henson in parka in front of frozen landscape. Title from item. Issued by: American Tobacco Company.

Capt. Oates

Capt. Oates

Photograph shows Capt. Lawrence Oates, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, holding shovel in right hand, during the British Antarctic Expedition.

Captain Robert F. Scott writing in his diary

Captain Robert F. Scott writing in his diary

Photograph shows Captain Robert F. Scott, sitting at a table in his quarters, writing in his diary, during the British Antarctic Expedition. J181351 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright 1913 May 12... More

Lieut. E.H. Shackleton Cigarette Card

Lieut. E.H. Shackleton Cigarette Card

Cigarette card for American Tobacco Company's Hassan Cork Tip cigarettes shows portrait of Ernest Shackleton in parka in front of frozen landscape. Title from item. Issued by: American Tobacco Company.

Captain Robert F. Scott on skis / H.G.P.

Captain Robert F. Scott on skis / H.G.P.

Photograph shows Captain Robert F. Scott, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, on skis, during the British Antarctic Expedition. J181344 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright 1913 May 12, b... More

Dr. Wilson and pony "Nobby" / H.G.P.

Dr. Wilson and pony "Nobby" / H.G.P.

Photograph shows Edward Wilson, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, with "Nobby", one of the Siberian ponies, standing, right profile, during the British Antarctic Expedition. J181349 U.S. Copyright O... More

[Captain Lawrence E.G. Oates, half-length portrait, seated, facing front, during the British Antarctic Expedition]

[Captain Lawrence E.G. Oates, half-length portrait, seated, facing fro...

J181343 U.S. Copyright Office. Title devised by Library staff. Copyright 1913 May 12, by Herbert G. Ponting. Published in: The Great White South... / by Herbert G. Ponting, F.R.G.S. New York : Robert M. McBride... More

Edgar Evans, petty officer

Edgar Evans, petty officer

Photograph shows Edgar Evans, Chief Petty Officer, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, holding ice axe over left shoulder, during the British Antarctic Expedition. J181342 U.S. Copyright Office. Title... More

The winter journey to Cape Crozier

The winter journey to Cape Crozier

Photograph shows Lt. Henry R. Bowers, Dr. Edward Wilson, and Apsley Cherry-Garrard, full-length portrait, standing in front of their sled, with building in the background, prior to setting off for Cape Crozier ... More

Leif Eriksson opdager Amerika

Leif Eriksson opdager Amerika

Print shows Leif Eriksson pointing to the shore as he stears his ship through rough seas.

Spareribs and Gravy. "I've got a scheme to square ourselves with the king"

Spareribs and Gravy. "I've got a scheme to square ourselves with the k...

Eight-frame comic strip. Spareribs comes up with a scheme to appease an African king. He dresses Gravy up in a bearskin he has stolen from the palace. Spareribs pretends that he has acquired a dancing bear, ... More

Camp at the South Pole

Camp at the South Pole

Photograph shows expedition members Edward A. Wilson, Robert F. Scott, Edgar Evans, Lawrence Oates, and Henry Robertson Bowers at the South Pole standing in front of Roald Amundsen's tent. J195226 U.S. Copyrigh... More

Spareribs and Gravy. Me big king Woof-Nuff - me like um brave men - you go catchum lion

Spareribs and Gravy. Me big king Woof-Nuff - me like um brave men - yo...

Nine-panel comic strip in which Spareribs and Gravy, two explorers in Africa, are sent to catch a lion by the African king Woof-Nuff. Gravy ties Spareribs to a tree to lure the lion. He then climbs the tree to ... More

Sir E. Shackleton, George Grantham Bain Collection

Sir E. Shackleton, George Grantham Bain Collection

Photograph shows arctic explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2015) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham... More

Sir E. Shackleton

Sir E. Shackleton

Photograph shows arctic explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2015)

Sir E. Shackleton, George Grantham Bain Collection

Sir E. Shackleton, George Grantham Bain Collection

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... More

Sir E. Shackleton

Sir E. Shackleton

Photograph shows arctic explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2015)

Sir E. Shackleton, George Grantham Bain Collection

Sir E. Shackleton, George Grantham Bain Collection

Photograph shows arctic explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2015) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham... More

Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic ocean camp.

Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic ocean camp.

Photograph shows Sir Ernest Shackleton, standing in foreground with friend, and crew members at campsite on Elephant Island. No. 212292. Title from item.

Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic Sir Ernest Shackleton to the rescue.

Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic Sir Ernest Shackleton to the ...

Photograph shows crew members pushing smaller boat into the ocean; three crew members on board steer with long handle oars. No. 212302. Title from item.

Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic on Elephant Island where Sir Ernest Shackleton found lost party.

Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic on Elephant Island where Sir ...

Photograph shows Sir Ernest Shackleton with crew members at campsite on iceberg. No. 212288. Title from item.

Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic ocean camp.

Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic ocean camp.

Photograph shows Sir Ernest Shackleton, seated on right, and Mr. Frank Wild, skinning a fish, sitting in front of tent next to camp stove. No. 215207. Title from item.

Dr. F. Nansen, George Grantham Bain Collection

Dr. F. Nansen, George Grantham Bain Collection

Photograph shows Dr. Fridtjof Nansen of the Norwegian Commission who came to the United States in July of 1917 to meet with local shipping experts to discuss Norway's continued trade with the United States duri... More