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Pentagon.jpg
The Pentagon, located in Arlington, Virginia, is the world's largest low-rise office building and is home to the United States Department of Defense. Construction began in 1941 and was completed by 1943. On September 11, 2001, the terrorist group Al…

Munster 1545 Map.jpg
Early mapmakers (cartographers) depicted the New World based on maps drawn from coastal explorations, land travels, and even information heard word of mouth from American Indians or from colonists or traders.  They used symbols, pictures, and other…

SirWalterRaleigh1584.jpg
Sir Walter Raleigh was an English explorer who was granted a charter by Queen Elizabeth I to explore the New World. His team landed on Roanoke Island in 1584, and the crew quickly set about befriending the local Native Americans, two of whom returned…

1590 Map Americae pars.jpg
This map, one of several created by engraver Theodor de Bry, depicts the coastal region from Cape Fear (North Carolina) to the Chesapeake Bay. The map includes the names and locations of Indian settlements and was oriented so that west was at the top…

De Bry Map of America 1596.jpg
This map, one of several created by engraver Theodor de Bry, depicts North and South America based on information gleaned from expedition surveys and personal accounts from explorers. Four famous explorers, Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci,…

His Counterblast to Tobacco.jpg
This document is the first page of a treatise that was first issued by King James I (1566–1625) in 1604 and later received a new printing in 1674. He was the King of Great Britain from 1603 until his death in 1625. The first English ruler from the…

John_Smith_Map.jpg
This map is attributed to Captain John Smith (1580-1631) and is one of the earliest representations of Virginia. It was one of the first maps to be published in Europe that accurately depicted the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic coastline. It also…

Map of the World 1607 72 dpi.jpg
This world map was created by Gerhard Mercator (1512–1594) and published in 1607. It shows both western and eastern hemispheres, split into two circular halves, and includes latitude and longitude lines as a locational grid. Citation: Mercator,…

Africae Descriptio.jpg
This document is a map of Africa that was published by Gerhard Mercator in 1607. Mercator was a cartographer of great renown and he was very well known for his world map Typus Orbis Terrarum. While quite detailed and relatively correct in shape, it…

Nova Britannia 1609.jpg
By the 17th century, England was one of the leading world powers involved in trade. Wealthy merchants created a number of companies to set up trade and exploration throughout the world. Each company was made up of individuals who would purchase…
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