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Voyages of Discovery

History Files

Paperback

David Boyle (Author)

Logo markA Thames & Hudson book

 

Voyages to Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific—and their legacies—are dramatically described here through an authoritative text and compelling images.

Aided by developments in shipbuilding, mapping, and astronomy, Europeans took to the oceans between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries in search of spices, gold, and slaves. Voyages to Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific—and their legacies—are dramatically described here through an authoritative text and compelling images.

The golden age of exploration includes Columbus’s first voyage to America in 1492, John Cabot and the Northwest Passage, Magellan’s circumnavigation of the globe, and the exploration of the South Pacific. The facsimile documents feature ships’ logs, drawings by explorers of the people and places they encountered, and letters home.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 2011
  • ISBN 978-0-500-28959-4
  • 6.8 × 8.3 in / 144 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

Endorsements & Reviews

“The illustrations are profuse and of great interest . . . . this volume offers a good overview of the Age of Exploration for first-year history students.” — Choice