First posted on June 27th 2003, last revised on September 10th 2008

Biograpies of


The Beginnings

European Discovery
by Region

Early Colonial Society


Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, French Explorers and Colonial Administrators

Flat Earth, El Dorado, Prester John

Henry the Navigator, Treaty of Tordesillas

West Africa, South West Africa, East Africa, Arabia, India, South East Asia, East Asia, North Pacific, South Pacific, North America, Caribbean, Central America, South America

Spanish America, Brazil, Caribbean - Plantation Society, Piracy

Logistics of the India Trade

Mutual Exchange - Plants and Animals

Discoverers Web
REFERENCE J.R. Hale, Renaissance Exploration, NY : Norton 1968, 110 pp. [G]
Eric R. Wolf, Europe and the People without History, Berkeley : University of California Press 1982, 503 pp. [G]
Antonio Pigafetta, Magellan's Voyage. A Narrative Account of the First Circumnavigation, NY : Dover Books 1969 [G]
Angus Konstam, Historical Atlas of Exploration 1492-1600, NY : Checkmark Books 2000 [G]
William H. Prescott, History of the Conquest of Peru (1847) NY : Barnes and Noble 2004 [G]

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