Circumnavigators, 16th to 17th century

Circumnavigators, 16th to 17th century

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Caption: Circumnavigators. Engraved artwork of six explorers who circled the globe. Their names and the dates of their voyages are given here. At upper left is Ferdinand Magellan (Portuguese, 1519-1522), with the ship Victoria from his fleet. At upper right is Willem Schouten (Dutch, 1615-1617), with his ship Eendraght. Down left: Francis Drake (English, 1577-1580) and Olivier van Noort (Dutch, 1598-1601). Down right: Thomas Cavendish (English, 1586-1588) and Joris van Spilbergen (Dutch, 1614-1617). The map shows the Schouten-Spilbergen route. Artwork from a 1619 French edition of Schouten's account of his voyages.

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