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Americas Collection

Background imageAmericas Collection: Americae Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descripto. From Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1572

Americae Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descripto. From Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1572. Creator: Ortelius, Abraham (1527-1598)
Americae Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descripto. From Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1572. Private Collection

Background imageAmericas Collection: America, from the Four Continents, . n. d. Creator: Adriaen Collaert

America, from the Four Continents, . n. d. Creator: Adriaen Collaert
America, from the Four Continents, .n.d

Background imageAmericas Collection: Reception of Cortes by Montezuma, 1519, (1890). Creator: Unknown

Reception of Cortes by Montezuma, 1519, (1890). Creator: Unknown
Reception of Cortes by Montezuma, 1519, (1890). Moctezuma II (1466-1520) met Hernando Cortes (1485-1547) Spanish Conquistador on 8 November 1519, the two leaders exchanged gifts

Background imageAmericas Collection: Hernando Cortes, c1530-1540, (1890). Creator: Unknown

Hernando Cortes, c1530-1540, (1890). Creator: Unknown
Hernando Cortes, c1530-1540, (1890). Hernando Cortes (1485-1547) Spanish Conquistador who began the first phase of Spanish colonisation in the Americas

Background imageAmericas Collection: Atlas of Gerardus Mercator, 1595, map of the Americas and part of Antarctica

Atlas of Gerardus Mercator, 1595, map of the Americas and part of Antarctica

Background imageAmericas Collection: 3c Pan American Union die proof attached to plate proof, 14682

3c Pan American Union die proof attached to plate proof, 14682. Certified plate proofs are the last printed proof of the plate before printing the stamps at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Background imageAmericas Collection: Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis... 1746. Creator: Johann Baptista Homann

Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis... 1746. Creator: Johann Baptista Homann
Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis... 1746

Background imageAmericas Collection: Landing of Colombus in America, (15th century), 1920s

Landing of Colombus in America, (15th century), 1920s
Landing of Colombus in America. At two in the morning of October 12 1492 a cannon was shot from La Pinta which gave the ground signal that it had arrived at the island of Guanahani

Background imageAmericas Collection: A duplicate of one of Christopher Columbus sailing ships, 1922

A duplicate of one of Christopher Columbus sailing ships, 1922. Featuring an inset of Columbus (1451-1506). This duplicate was sailed across the Atlantic for the Worlds Columbian Exhibition at

Background imageAmericas Collection: Maps to illustrate the history of America, 1901

Maps to illustrate the history of America, 1901. A print from The Worlds History, A Survey of Mans Record, by Dr HF Helmolt, Volume I, William Heinemann, London, 1901

Background imageAmericas Collection: Races of America, 1901

Races of America, 1901. A print from The Worlds History, A Survey of Mans Record, Volume I, William Heinemann, London, 1901

Background imageAmericas Collection: Christopher Columbus landing in America, c1760(?)-1770. Artist: Jean Robert Ango

Christopher Columbus landing in America, c1760(?)-1770. Artist: Jean Robert Ango
Christopher Columbus landing in America, c1760(?)-1770. Piece taken from the collection of paintings of the Baillif of Breteuil in 1770

Background imageAmericas Collection: Earth from space, photographed by spacecraft Apollo 16, April 16 1972

Earth from space, photographed by spacecraft Apollo 16, April 16 1972. Most of the USA and Mexico and some parts of Central America are visible. Credit ARPL/NASA

Background imageAmericas Collection: Vasco Nunez de Balboa (1475-1529), Spanish explorer, late 19th century

Vasco Nunez de Balboa (1475-1529), Spanish explorer, late 19th century. Balboa founded a colony at Darien, in what is today Panama. He was the first European to sight the Pacific Ocean


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