Portuguese Nobles in India
A c. 1540 illustration of Portuguese nobles in India. The Portuguese had many coastal colonies in India, part of the Estado da India. From the Códice Casanatense (Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome)
Voyage of Hanno the Carthaginian Explorer
A map indicating the possible route of Hanno, a Carthaginian who led a colonising and exploration expedition down the Atlantic coast of Africa in the 6th or 5th century BCE. Some scholars suggest he reached modern Sierra Leone, others that...
Columbus' Arrival in America
Mosaic at the Metro Station Avenida de America, Madrid, representing the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus (l. 1451-1506 CE).
Silver Decadrachm, Syracuse
Silver decadrachm from Syracuse, Sicily, c. 400 BCE. O: Quadriga with Nike crowning a charioteer. R: Head of Arethousa with dolphins. (Alpha Bank Numismatics Collection, Kerkyra, Corfu)
Landing of Henry Hudson
"Landing of Henry Hudson, 1609, at Verplanck Point, New York" depicts the arrival of Henry Hudson (c. 1565-1611 CE) in what became Verplanck, New York, in 1609 CE. Painted by Robert Walter Weir (1803-1889 CE) in 1835 CE. (The Collection of...
Keim Homestead, Pennsylvania
The Jacob Keim farmstead was built in 1753 CE for Jacob Keim and his wife Magdalena Hoch, German colonial settlers who lived in Pennsylvania during the 18th Century. The homestead is an example of German Colonial architecture. Further additions...
Harbour of Carthage
circular war harbour of Carthage
European conquest of the Americas
Let's look at a map and see a summary of the different phases of exploration, conquests and colonization of American territories by European powers, beginning from the mid-15th century CE.
Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama (c. 1469-1524) was a Portuguese navigator who, in 1497-9, sailed around the Cape of Good Hope in southern Africa and arrived at Calicut (now Kozhikode) on the south-west coast of India. This was the first direct voyage from...
Massachusetts Bay Colony
Massachusetts Bay Colony (1628-1691 CE) was the largest English settlement in New England and the most influential both in the colonization of the region and later developments in what would become the United States of America. It was founded...