In the next section, we’ll look at europe’s discovery of a route to the “new world” in the americas and explore why it is so important in understanding modern imperialism the most important motive for early european exploration across the atlantic was the dream of enormous riches. A mapmaker and explorer who said that america was a new continent, so america was named after him, 1454-1512 ad italian explorer and navigator who, upon exploring the american mainland and the south american coast, concluded that columbus' discovery was actually a new world. Hernan cortes was born in 1485 in spain, but traveled to the spanish colony of hispaniola in the new world in 1511, the explorer took part in the conquest of cuba however, his eyes were on the conquest of a much greater prize. After trading for spices in india, cabral returned to portugal on june 23, 1501, with only four of the original 13 ships for more cabrillo was the first european explorer of the californian coast in 1542, he sailed from acapulco to southern california, claiming california for king charles i of spain he sailed to the new world twice. European exploration and expansion into the americas began in 1492 with the first voyage of christopher columbus, who sailed west for spain during the following century, dutch, spanish, portuguese and british explorers continued to risk their lives seeking treasure and adventure in the new world.
Top 10 famous explorers a list of 10 of the world’s greatest and most famous explorers 1 christopher columbus (1451 – 1506) an italian explorer, columbus made four ground-breaking voyages to the americas (1st journey was in 1492 to the bahamas) sailing in uncharted seas, columbus greatly extended the knowledge of crossing the atlantic and paved the way for the spanish conquest of the. The mid-to-late 15th century is known to history as the age of exploration, the time in which europeans dared to venture beyond the coastal waters of old world europe to the new world of the. On his heels came colonists and other explorers, and ever since he first set foot on land, the new world has been connected with europe so now, let's look at the other claimants one at a time, working backwards from columbus' own time.
European exploration: european exploration of earth, beginning during which, in the search for sea routes to cathay (the name by which china was known to medieval europe), a new world was sent one of his officers, scylax of caria, to explore the indus scylax traveled overland to the kabul river, reached the indus, followed it to. Compared to other european powers, england got a relatively late start in the exploration and colonization of the new world true, king henry vii of england did send explorer john cabot across the atlantic in 1497, and cabot claimed nova scotia, newfoundland, and the grand banks for england. Overseas travel, exploration, and discovery paved the way for trade between europe, asia, and africa (the old world) and australia and the americas (the new world) this trade brought about the exchange of new foods, animals, and plants. All together, columbus made four voyages to the new world between 1492 and 1504 he explored the coasts of cuba, jamaica , hispaniola, and puerto rico on his last two voyages , columbus reached the mainland of central and south america and travelled as far south as the mouth of the orinoco river. The french explorers in the 17th century found the land virtually untouched french farming was limited in scale, because from the beginning, the crown’s new world interests centered more on the lucrative lumber and fur trades than on agriculture.
Europeans explore the world in the second half of the 14th century, european sailors began to plan voyages that would take them beyond the limits of the world they knew the new interest in the world came in part from the renaissance, but the main reason was to set up new trading links with spice-producing lands in asia. Great britain (england) began sending explorers to the new world in the 1580’s in search of exotic foods, wealth (gold), and mercantilism mercantilism – economic system based on the belief that a country could increase its wealth by exporting more than they import. Explorers were expected to discover new lands, break records and map the world for future travellers it was a dangerous but exhilarating opportunity for adventurers, whatever their social class, to advance scientific knowledge, acquire new mineral and agricultural resources and to make their own fortunes.
Many european explorers traveled to the new world on their voyages of discovery the countries that sent these men to find trade routes to the new world were: england, france, spain, holland, portugal, and italy. Explorer: nationality: achievement: around 1000: leif ericson: norse: first european to reach north american mainland: 1271-1295: marco polo: italian: traveled to the far east, to what was known then as cathay or china-made men want to travel there through his book: 1394-1460: prince henry: first to travel to west indies around africa: 1513. Hernando de soto was a spanish explorer and conquistador who participated in the conquests of central america and peru and discovered the mississippi river hernando de soto was born c 1500 in. The following timeline covers european exploration from 1418 to 1957 the 15th century witnessed the rounding of the feared cape bojador and portuguese exploration of the west coast of africa, while in the last decade of the century the spanish sent expeditions to the new world, focusing on exploring the caribbean sea, and the portuguese discovered the sea route to india.
1 the factors that motivated the european (spanish, portuguese, french, dutch and english in particular) to explore and colonize north america and south america concerned material gain and / or religious freedom. The exploration and conquest of the new world exploration and conquest of the new world european explorers arrived at río de la plata in 1516 buenos aires, a permanent colony, was established in 1536, and in 1537, asunción was established in the area that is now paraguay buenos aires suffered attacks by the indigenous peoples that. Off-site search results for european exploration and settlement in the new world age of exploration in the americas - exploring the new world began the age of exploration, england, france and spain dominated the new world. • the european map of the world included only europe, asia, and the top of africa 7 expand christianity• in the late 1400s, there was only one religion in europe, christianity.
Henry morton stanley (1841-1904) was a journalist sent by the new york herald to find livingstone who had been presumed dead for four years as no-one in europe had heard from him stanley found him at uiji on the edge of lake tanganyika in central africa on 13 november 1871. Rulers of several european nations hired explorers during the 1400s, 1500s, and 1600s the nations included spain (green line on map), england (red), france (blue), and holland (purple) they wanted the explorers to search for a northwest passage to asia and to look for gold and other treasure. The first explorers and traders to travel the silk road were marco polo and his brother the silk road was a land route to china the route went through armenia, persia and afghanistan in the late 1200s.