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Exploration and Explorers

looks at Europe's view of North America before and after Columbus, Martin Waldseemuller's 1507 map of the world, Diego Gutierrez's 1562 map of America, Spanish and Portuguese encounters in America, the Dutch in America, exploration and settlement of America from British and American points of view, Lewis and Clark, Henry Hudson, Jacques Cartier, and early images of the U.S. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

The oldest continually occupied city in the United States is in the state of Florida. On September 8, 1565, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés landed on the shore of what is now called Matanzas Bay and began the founding of the Presidio of San Agustin. Later the settlement would be called St. Augustine, Florida.
'Columbus taking possession of the new country,' Copyright by L. Prang & Co., Boston.

Columbus and the new world

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