Discoverers and Explorers
by Edward R. Shaw
Publisher: American Book Company 1900
Number of pages: 144
Illustrated guide to famous explorers and discoverers to encounter the New World. The author's short accounts on Marco Polo, Columbus, Vasco da Gama, John and Sebastian Cabot, Amerigo Vespucci, Ponce de Leon, Balboa, Magellan, Hernando Cortes, Francisco Pizarro, Ferdinand de Soto, Verrazzano, Francis Drake, Henry Hudson.
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