Columbus spent several months cruising the Atlantic Ocean and the islands of the Caribbean. He thought he reached the Indies, but other Europeans realized that Columbus had found a route to continents previously unknown to them.
Vasco da Gama route from Portugal to India map
The Inca Road System
The Inca road system formed a network known as the royal highway or qhapaq ñan, which became an invaluable part of the Inca empire, not only facilitating the movement of armies, people, and goods...
Christopher Columbus Maps: Voyages of Columbus
I found this great ship that's labeled. Too bad the kids didn't find it as fascinating as I did. At least they enjoyed drawing their own!
Was Columbus secretly Jewish? Historians argue explorer's epic voyage was to establish new homeland for his people as they escaped the Spanish Inquisition
Map showing the voyages of Christopher Columbus and fellow explorer John Cabot: The expedition is said to have been funded not by Queen Isabella of Spain, but by three prominent Jews.
VDG: Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer and navigator, and the first person to sail directly from Europe to India.
Various maps of Africa - Use with My Father's World Exploring Countries and Cultures