Magellan and the Exploration of South America
Between the late-fifteenth and late-eighteenth centuries, European sea explores dramatically changed human understanding of the world. These handsome books combine brilliant color illustrations and concise text in an attractive magazine-style format. They recount the achievements and adventures of explorers, and feature between 70 and 110 full-color illustrations in each book.
One of the great ocean explorers and empire builders for Spain, Ferdinand Magellan captained the first sea voyage to sail around the world. He became leader of the expedition in 1518, but was killed by Philippine Island natives in 1522 during the course of that exploration.Illustrations in this book include reproductions of maps, historic scenes, ships, weapons, and much more.