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Unknown Lands: The Log Books of the Great Explorers

François Bellec
Item #: D80321
Pages/Publication Date: 216 / 2002
Publisher: Overbrook
ISBN: 9781585672011
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For the sake of God and gold, European explorers sailed into the unknown, and documented their voyages in accounts that range from exemplary science to pure fantasy. With eyewitness reports, sketches, and notes from the log books of Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco de Gama, James Cook, and other explorers, this beautifully illustrated book chronicles five centuries of discovery. Among the more than 200 color illustrations are well-observed renderings of dodos and kangaroos, a surprisingly accurate 16th-century map of the New World, photos of exquisite pendants from Panama and sculptures from Mexico, and a painting depicting the natives of Florida as rapacious man-eaters.

 

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