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Age of Exploration

Background

Primary Sources

Sir Francis Drake

A Summary and True Discourse on Sir Francis Drakes West Indian Voyage

William Dampier

William Dampier was the first pirate/explorer to circumnavigate the world three times over, more than any other explorer before him.

A Voyage to New Holland in 1699

Ferdinand Magellan

Christopher Columbus

Henry the Navigator

Piri Reis

Piri Reis Maps

Other

A Voyage on the Sunbeam

A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure (1877)

Fiction

Gullivers Travels

Secondary Sources

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