Age of Exploration
1420-1920 Delve into the earliest voyages of Vasco da Gama, the opening of trade with the Spice Islands, the colonisation of the Americas and Australasia, the search for the Northwest and Northeast Passages, and finally the race for the Poles with this robust primary source collection. Illustrations. Contains correspondence, diaries and journals, rare manuscripts and printed books, scientific and government papers, ships' logbooks, charts and maps. Materials are from American Philosophical Society, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, British Library, British Film Institute, Explorers Club (NYC), Glenbow Museum (Calgary), Bell Library (U. of Minn.), Lilly Library (Indiana U.), Massachusetts Historical Society, National Archives U.K., Newberry Library (Chicago), Turnbull Library (U. of New Zealand).