The Explorers: Five Europeans Who Redrew the Map of the World

Location:Pacific Islands
Subject:voyages of exploration
Length:72 minutes
Format:1/2-inch VHS; DVD; streaming
Year Released:2008
Distributor:Films for the Humanities & Sciences; Films on Demand
Library Code:UHM AV/C streaming
Description:Using sophisticated animation and expertise from modern scholars and archivists, this program reconstructs European voyages of discovery that took place in the 15th through 18th centuries and profiles the visionaries who led them. Viewers are introduced to Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian merchant who gave his name to the New World; Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese admiral who found the passage to the Pacific; Louis-Antoine Bougainville, the first Frenchman to circumnavigate the globe; French explorer Jean Fran¨ois de Galaup La Pˇrouse, whose expedition criss-crossed the Pacific, then vanished in Oceania; and James Cook, the English navigator who mapped the Eastern coast of Australia.
Record No:3459
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