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1,000 Places to See Before You Die Calendars
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Star Trek - Ships of the Line Calendars
Star Trek - Ships of the Line Calendars

Dora the Explorer Calendar
Dora the Explorer Calendars




BOOKS ABOUT EXPLORERS

Around the World in a Hundred Years
Around the World
in a Hundred Years:
From Henry the Navigator
to Magellan


Nat'l Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers
Nat'l Geographic
World Atlas
for Young Explorers


Women of Discovery
Women of Discovery:
A Celebration of
Intrepid Women Who
Explored the World


As Told at the Explorers Club
As Told at
the Explorers Club:
More than Fifty Gripping Tales of Adventure


Explorers South America
Explorers of
South America


Nat'l Geographic's Beyond 2000
Nat'l Geographic's
Beyond 2000
VHS




Teacher's Best - The Creative Process


Notable & Famous Explorers Posters and Prints, pg 6/8
for social studies teachers and home schoolers, theme decor in office.


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Explorers ~

Hanno the Navigator
Sven Anders Hedin
Matthew Henson
Prince Henry the Navigator
Louis Hennepin
Thor Heyerdahl
Henry Hudson
Friedrich von Humboldt

Louis Joliet
Mary Kingsley
Leonid Kulik

Alexander Gordon Laing
Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac
Dr. David Livingstone
Lewis & Clark

Pere Marquette
Ferdinand Magellan
Henri Mohout



Hanno a Navigator from Carthage Sails Down the West Coast of Africa, Giclee Prin
Hanno, a Navigator from Carthage, Sails Down the West Coast of Africa, Giclee Print

Hanno the Navigator (c 450 BCE) was a Carthaginian who explored and colonized the west coast of Africa. In the area which is known today as Sierra Leone, Hanno found what was described as “hairy people”. Attempts to capture the men failed, but three of the women were taken and ultimately killed because they were so unmanageable. The Greek word “Gorillai” (“tribe of hairy women”) provided the species name.

Seafaring Lore and Legend : A Miscellany of Maritime Myth, Superstition, Fable, and Fact


Sven Anders Hedin Swedish Traveller and Geographer in 1914, Photographic Print
Sven Anders Hedin Swedish Traveller and Geographer in 1914,
Photographic Print

Sven Anders Hedin
b. 2-19-1865; Stockholm, Sweden
d. 11-26-1952; Stockholm

Sven Anders Hedin was a Swedish explorer, geographer and geopolitician who lead several expeditions to the Himalayas and central Asia, finding the ruins of the ancient Chinese garrison town of Loulan (Lou-lan) in the Taklamakan desert.

My Life as an Explorer by Sven Hedin


Matthew Henson Peary's Companion on His Attempt on the North Pole
Matthew Henson
Peary's Companion on His Attempt on the North Pole

Matthew Henson
b. 8-8-1866; Nanjemoy, Maryland
d. 3-9-1955; The Bronx

In April 1909, Matthew Henson and Lt. Robert Peary became the first people to reach the North Pole. Henson was first hired by Peary in 1887 as a servant on an expedition. He eventually rose to the rank of field assistant. Four years later, in 1891, Henson and Peary set out on the first of several trips to the cold, forbidding ice of the Artic. On their sixth and final trip, they finally made it to the North Pole. Following their triumph, Peary was made an admiral and received worldwide acclaim, while Henson was virtually ignored. Six years later, Henson was working as an attendant in a parking garage. It was only in 1954, a year before he died, that he was honored by President Dwight Eisenhower in a White House ceremony. Matthew Henson is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Onward: A Photobiography of African-American Polar Explorer Matthew Henson


Henry the Navigator from "Des Chroniques Chevaleresques De L'Espagne Et Du Portugal", Giclee Print
Henry the Navigator
Giclee Print

Prince Henry the Navigator
b. 3-4-1394; Oporto, Portugal
d. 11-13-1460; Sagres

Prince Henry the Navigator, a younger son of Portugese King John I, acquired his moniker because of his insistance that sea captains keep careful and complete records of voyages, thus laying the foundations for the Portugese Empire and an example of early adaptation of scientific inquiry. He also began what was to become the University of Lisbon.

Prince Henry the Navigator: A Life


French Missionary Louis Hennepin's Map of the Mississippi River Valley and Other Areas, c.1697, Giclee Print
French Missionary Louis Hennepin's Map of the Mississippi River Valley and Other Areas, c.1697,
Giclee Print

Father Louis Hennepin
b. 5-12-1626; Ath, Belgium
d. c. 1705; Rome

Louis Hennepin, a Catholic priest and missionary of the Franciscan Recollect order, explored the wester part of New France in interior of North America with René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle. There are many places named after Hennipen in the midwest area of the United States.

Hennepin reported Niagara Falls to the world, and Hannibal, Missouri historians claim that he was the first European to step foot in what is today Hannibal.

Discovery and exploration of the Mississippi valley: with the original narratives of Marquette, Allouez, Membré, Hennepin, and Anastase Douay.


Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian Explorer and Author, 1940s, Photographic Print
Thor Heyerdahl,
Photographic Print

Thor Heyerdahl
b. 10-6-1914; Larvik, Norway
d. 4-18-2002; Colla Micheri, Italy

Thor Heyerdahl, best remembered for his 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition in which he sailed 4,300 miles by balsa wood and bamboo raft from Peru, South America to the Polynesian Tuamotu Islands, was an ethnographer with a background in zoology and geography.

Kon-Tiki


Henry Hudson, Giclee Print
Henry Hudson,
Giclee Print

Henry Hudson
b. 9-12-1570; England
d. 1611; Hudson Bay, Canada

Henry Hudson sailed further north than any previous explorer. He was set adrift in the bay that bears his name by mutineers.

North American Continent poster
Hudson River poster
Lower Manhattan Culture Map poster


Alexander Von Humboldt, German Scientist and Traveller in Middle Age, Giclee Print
Alexander Von Humboldt, German Scientist and Traveller in Middle Age,
Giclee Print

Alexander von Humboldt
b. 9-14-1769; Berlin, Germany
d. 5-6-1858; Berlin

Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt was a Prussian naturalist and explorer whose work on botanical geography is the foundation to the field of biogeography. Humboldt is considered a forerunner in the field of ecology.

Humboldt's Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Latin American Journey that Changed the Way We See


Nations of New France in North America, Louis Joliet, 1673-74, Giclee Print
Nations of New France in North America, Louis Joliet, 1673-74, Giclee Print

Louis Joliet
bap. 9-21-1645; Quebec, New France
d. c. 1700

French-Canadian explorer Louis Joliet (or Jolliet), along with missionary priest Pere Jacques Marquette, were the first Europeans to map the Mississippi River. Joliet, who showed early academic promise in mathematics, music and map making, is one of the first people of European descent born in North America to be remembered for significant discoveries.

FYI - Joliet was a coureur des bois, or runner of the woods, a trader doing business with Native Americans without persmission of the authorites in Montreal. The second generation of French traders were called voyageurs (travellers) and they were licensed to work with Montreal merchants in order to manipulate the supply of furs and thus the price.

Louis Jolliet


Mary Henrietta Kingsley, Traveller and Writer in her canoe on the Ogooue (Ogowe) River, Gabon 1896, Giclee Print
Mary Henrietta Kingsley,
Traveler and Writer in her canoe
on the Ogooue (Ogowe) River,
Gabon 1896,
Giclee Print

Mary Kingsley
b. 10-13-1862; Islington, London, England
d. 6-3-1900; South Africa

In 1893 Mary Kingsley broke free from taking care of her bedridden mother and the accompanying handyman, nursemaid and servant duties, to travel West Africa, enduring the heat and hardships in her high-necked blouse, long skirt, and Victorian boots. She wrote of her travel adventures that could not have been predicted from her humble, self educated, beginnings.

Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa


Leonid Kulik Discovered the Impact Site, Photographic Print
Leonid Kulik Discovered the Impact Site,
Photographic Print

Leonid Kulik
b. 8-19-1883; Estonia
d. 4-12-1942; Nazi prison camp

Leonid Kulik, a Russian mineralogist, lead the first expeditions investigating the Tunguska event, the largest impact event in recorded history (6-30-1908).

Space Phenomenon posters
Meteorite Hunter: The Search for Siberian Meteorite Craters


Alexander Gordon Laing, Giclee Print
Alexander Gordon Laing,
Giclee Print

Alexander Gordon Laing
b. 12-27-1793; Edinburgh, Scotland
d. 9-26-1826; murdered near Timbuktu

Alexander Gordon Laing was a Scottish explorer and the first European to reach the fabled trading outpost of Timbuktu.

Travels in the Timannee, Kooranko, and Soolima Countries, in Western Africa


Antoine de la Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac Landing on the Shore of Lake Saint Clair, 1701, Giclee Print
Antoine de La Mothe,
Sieur de Cadillac
Landing on the Shore of Lake St Clair, 1701, Giclee Print

Antoine Laumet de La Mothe
b. 3-5-1658; Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave, France
d. 10-16-1730; Castelsarrasin

Known simply as Cadillac today, explorer and adventurer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe assumed the title, sieur meaning “sire”, of a town near his birthplace, after he arrived in the New World.

Cadillac was granted a seigniory (estate) at what was to become Bar Harbor, Maine, served as commandant of the fort at Michilimackinac, where his governance was described as “venal corruption which had reduced the most sensitive post in French America to a dram shop and brothel”, helped found Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit in 1701 where his adminstration was accused of extorting fees and services, served as govenor of Louisiana and has his name emblazoned on an auto company.

FYI ~ Pontchartrain, a French politician, also had Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana named after him.

The Upper Country: French Enterprise in the Colonial Great Lakes


Dr. David Livingstone and Mr. Henry Morton Stanley Receiving Newspapers in Central Africa, Giclee Print
Dr. David Livingstone
Giclee Print

Dr. David Livingstone
b. 3-19-1813; Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
d. 5-1-1873; near Lake Bangweulu, today Zambia (Malaria and internal bleeding due to dysentery)

David Livingstone was a medical missionary to Africa.

Mr. Henry Morton Stanley (née John Rowland)
b. 1-28-1841; Denbigh, Wales
d. 5-10-1904; London

“Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” (11-10-1871)

Africa posters
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone


Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with a Map of their Expedition across Louisiana Territory Poster
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with a Map of their Expedition across Louisiana Territory Poster

Lewis and Clark, the Corps of Discovery

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Great Explorers - Ferdinand Magellan Wall Poster
Great Explorers - Ferdinand Magellan
Wall Poster

Ferdinand Magellan
b. c. Spring 1480; Portugal
d. 4-27-1521; Phillipines

Ferdinand Magellan was the leader of the first expedition to sail completely around the world. ...


Father Marquette, Giclee Print
Father Marquette,
Giclee Print

Jacques Marquette
b. 6-10-1637; Laon, France
d. 5-18-1675; near present day Ludington, Michigan

Jacques Marquette, known as Pere Marquette, was a Jesuit missionary to the French colony of Quebec in present day Canada. He founded the first European settlement in Michigan at Sault Ste. Marie, and later St. Ignace (1671) which is now the northern end of the Straits of Mackinaw bridge.

In 1673 Pere Marquette with French-Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet were the first non-Native Americans to see and map the northern portion of the Mississippi River.


Henri Mouhot French Naturalist and Explorer, Giclee Print
Henri Mouhot,
French Naturalist
and Explorer,
Giclee Print

Henri Mouhot
b. 5-15-1826; Montbéliard, Doubs, France
d. 11-10-1861; Naphan, Laos

Henri Mouhot is best known for his popularization of the ruins of Angkor, the region of Cambodia serving as the seat of the Khmer empire. He was married to the daughter of English explorer Mungo Park.

People of Southeast Asia Poster Map


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