Columbus & the Age of Explorers Jackdaw

Columbus & the Age of Explorers Jackdaw

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Item #: 044672
ISBN: 9781566960090
Grades: 8-12

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This Jackdaw sheds new light on Columbus the entrepreneur, the native peoples he and others encountered, and prior European explorations of the North American continent through the historians revealing perspective on the explorers contacts, encounters and relationships with the natives. Students will study both history and geography using the many maps and other hands-on documents, and gain a fresh view of the age of exploration. Historian: Louis De Vorsey, Jr.

The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

      • Columbuss World and Enterprise
      • Contacts, Encounters, Relationships
      • Encounters Before Columbus
      • Naming America

Historical Documents

  • Topographia Christiana by Cosmas of Alexandria.
  • Portrait Christopher Columbus by Laurens Lotto in 1512.
  • Martin Behaims globe gores.
  • The first engraving of Martin Behaims world map, 1730.
  • Oecumene of Claudius Ptolemy, 1482.
  • World map engraved for Giuseppe Rosaccio, c. 1610.
  • Engravings, Theodor de Bry fromAmericae pars quarta .
  • Map of America engraved Cornelius de Jode in 1593.
  • Suma de Geografia, Martin Fernandez de Encisco, 1519.
  • Map of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, 1521.
  • Reproduction of Yale Vinland Map.
  • Page from 13th c. manuscript Icelandic Saga.
  • Champlains chart of the Gulf of Maine, in full-color.
  • Reproduction of Martin Waldseemullers map.

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Louis De Vorsey, Jr.
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0.8 (lbs.)
8.88" x 13.88" x 0.25"
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