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New World discoveries in the Western Hemisphere

Early Map of the Americas

Early maps, such as this one depicting recent discoveries in the Western Hemisphere, brought the disciplines of mathematics, navigation, geography, and artistry together into the science of cartography.

Courtesy of the Lycos Image Gallery.


New World Art

Art of the Ancient Americas
Another top-flight online exhibition detailing the style and design of the indigenous civilizations in the New World, illustrated with beautiful photographs from the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Georgia.

History of Cartography
This link is an outline of a book on the same subject, but is valuable as a chronological guide of the development of map-making. The following sites taken together will help in researching this topic:

Map History & the History of Cartography;
Odden’s Bookmarks: the Fascinating World of Maps;
Geography at the Mining Company;
Exploration & Historical Geography.


New World Culture & History

Discoverer’s Web
Find here all things having to do with the discovery and exploration of the world on the web, and includes information and links not only about the great Age of Discovery, but explorations in the ancient world also.

Native American History
High-quality, annotated links from About.com’s (formerly the Mining Co.’s) American History page, covering everything from Hernando de Soto’s Spanish Conquest of Native America to the Great Souix Uprising.


The above pages will get you started on many fascinating hours of research and discovery regarding all aspects of New World culture and history. However, if you need additional site suggestions for further help and more specific research, please visit History on the Internet: Exploration, and History on the Internet: New World Colonization, where you can find many more high quality links.

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