Item description for Historical Atlas of Exploration: 1492-1600 by Angus Konstam...
As Europe emerged from the psychological restrictions of the Middle Ages, the new learning of the Renaissance emboldened a handful of adventurers to seek new horizons across the 'Ocean Sea'. And so began the Age of Discovery. A story of intense passion, rivalry, and excitement, it is still seen as one of the greatest periods of global discovery. In this readable study of the subject, re-discover Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama's search for a sea route to the Indies, John Cabot's exploration of North America, and Ferdinand Magellan's circumnavigation of the globe. Historical Atlas of Exploration contains a superb selection of contemporary illustrations and 70 detailed full color maps that follow each explorer on his travels. Discover with them the wonders of the New World, the Pacific Islands, the Indies, the Spice Islands, and mysterious, colorful Asia.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.8" Width: 9" Height: 0.9" Weight: 2.4 lbs.
Release Date Jul 13, 2006
Publisher Mercury Books
ISBN 1904668089 ISBN13 9781904668084
Availability 0 units.
More About Angus Konstam
Angus Konstam is a distinguished historian and author of many Civil War books, including Duel of the Ironclads, The Pocket Book of Civil War Weapons and The Pocket Book of Civil War Battle Sites. He was also the general editor of The Civil War: A Visual Encyclopedia. He served in the Royal Navy and was the chief curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida.
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useful book with minor flaws Sep 11, 2002
As a Social Studies teacher I found this book useful and informative. I like the charts and maps and the information is well organized. I was surprised at information left out that would create a clearer picture of who these explorers were. For example, we learn that a crew member on Columbus's ship spotted land first but not that Columbus took the credit and the reward.We learn that La Navidad is destroyed and the settlers killed but not that the settlers were cutting off the hands of the Indians who didn't bring gold.
Informative, exceptionally well presented, timeline history. Sep 6, 2000
This survey of the history of exploration provides an excellent chronological coverage which pairs biographies of the sailors involved with details of the voyages they undertook and the ships they used. Maps, color illustrations and charts provide a fine timeline of events and dates.