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The Old Library at St John's College has many books, maps and letters that tell the story of how Europeans explored the rest of the world. These webpages will show you some of the highlights through the exploits of these travellers and their exotic destinations.
Explore the site using the links below to pages about people, places, or wider topics.
Copyright in the images used in this resource belongs to the Master and Fellows of St John's College, Cambridge. If you wish to reproduce them in any way please contact the Library for permission.
Vitus Bering; Christopher Columbus; James Cook; Bartolomeu Dias; Francis Drake; Martin Frobisher; Vasco da Gama; David Livingstone; Ferdinand Magellan; Gerard Mercator; Sebastian Münster; Marco Polo; Ptolemy; James Clark Ross; John Speke; Henry Stanley; Abel Tasman; Amerigo Vespucci