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4: Voyages of Exploration
the span of just three decades, Europeans mastered the world's
ocean currents and wind patterns. The European discovery of the
New World was part of a much larger pattern global exploration
and trade, involving sugar, spices, and slaves.
a timeline and a map of the European voyages of discovery from
1586 to 1622.
Old World and the New World
to the site The European Voyages of Exploration: Geography
a tutorial developed by the Department of History at the University
of Calgary, in order to learn about the importance of maps for
understanding the encounter between the old world and the new
World Maps from Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
University of Georgia Libraries