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Background imageExplore Collection: Plans of the Terra Nova ship

Plans of the Terra Nova ship
Diagram showing the layour of the Terra Nova ship from the expedition to the Antarctic 1910-13 Date: 1910

Background imageExplore Collection: Viking ship at sea

Viking ship at sea
Norsemen at sea following their raven pilot. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExplore Collection: The Scout, Every Boys Weekly front cover

The Scout, Every Boys Weekly front cover
Front cover of The Scout magazine, the " only weekly official organ of the boy scouts" featuring two enthusiastic and earnest looking boy scouts reading a map while out on a hike

Background imageExplore Collection: Captain Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, 1779

Captain Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, 1779
Death of English explorer Captain James Cook in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), 1779. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a painting

Background imageExplore Collection: Pulpit Rock, Portland Bill, Dorset, England

Pulpit Rock, Portland Bill, Dorset, England

Background imageExplore Collection: Spanish galleon at sea

Spanish galleon at sea
Spanish galleon, an improved caravel three times longer than wide, used in the 1500s and 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExplore Collection: Shackletons Manchurian ponies, Antarctica, 1908

Shackletons Manchurian ponies, Antarctica, 1908
Manchurian ponies used by Shackleton in the Antarctic, 1908-09. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageExplore Collection: The Nile is Egypt, Cooks Nile Steamers

The Nile is Egypt, Cooks Nile Steamers
Poster or handbill advertising Cooks Nile Steamers, the best way to explore Egypts ancient splendour and modern charm. Showing an ancient monument with hieroglyphics, with two men in Egyptian dress

Background imageExplore Collection: Undersea exploration in 16th-century Europe

Undersea exploration in 16th-century Europe
Underwater diver and man-at-arms, France, 1532. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageExplore Collection: Fleet of Viking raiders in the Middle Ages

Fleet of Viking raiders in the Middle Ages
Viking ships at sea with warriors on board. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExplore Collection: Canoeing on the Louse River, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Superior National Forest

Canoeing on the Louse River, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Superior National Forest, Minnesota, United States of America, North America

Background imageExplore Collection: A climber on the classic extreme route Raven Wall on the cliffs at Bosigran, near St

A climber on the classic extreme route Raven Wall on the cliffs at Bosigran, near St. Just, West Penwith, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageExplore Collection: Terra Nova on front cover of The Sphere

Terra Nova on front cover of The Sphere
Farewell to civilisation - Captain Scott and his team pictured departing New Zealand in the Terra Nova, bound for Antarctica in December 1910 in their bid to become the first to reach the South Pole

Background imageExplore Collection: Expedition vehicle in the Tenere region of the central Sahara

Expedition vehicle in the Tenere region of the central Sahara

Background imageExplore Collection: How Captain Scott is attacking the South Pole

How Captain Scott is attacking the South Pole
Double page spread from The Sphere, showing a map of Antarctica along with the route of Captain Scott and his team of ponies, dogs and men in their attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole

Background imageExplore Collection: Illuminated tent at Plaza de Mulas base camp, Aconcagua 6962m, highest peak in South America

Illuminated tent at Plaza de Mulas base camp, Aconcagua 6962m, highest peak in South America, Aconcagua Provincial Park, Andes mountains, Argentina, South America

Background imageExplore Collection: Observatory, Mauna Kea, Big Island, Hawaii, United States of America, North America

Observatory, Mauna Kea, Big Island, Hawaii, United States of America, North America

Background imageExplore Collection: Phoenician ship in the Mediterranean

Phoenician ship in the Mediterranean
Phoenician galley passing the Rock of Gibraltar. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExplore Collection: EXPL2A-00238

EXPL2A-00238
Danish Viking ship " Raven" at sea, showing oars and sails. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExplore Collection: Mountain man in the old west

Mountain man in the old west
Old trapper in the American West, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageExplore Collection: Sir Henry Morton Stanley meeting with his rear column at Banalya, Africa, 17 August 1888

Sir Henry Morton Stanley meeting with his rear column at Banalya, Africa, 17 August 1888
5242631 Sir Henry Morton Stanley meeting with his rear column at Banalya, Africa, 17 August 1888, during his Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, from In Darkest Africa by Henry M. Stanley pub

Background imageExplore Collection: Hever Castle, Kent

Hever Castle, Kent
ENGLAND Kent Edenbridge Hever Castle

Background imageExplore Collection: EXPL2A-00014

EXPL2A-00014
Ptolemys map of the world, illustrating a concept of the flat earth. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction

Background imageExplore Collection: EXPL2A-00034

EXPL2A-00034
Leif Erikssen off the coast of Vineland in a Viking landing boat. Hand-colored photogravure of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExplore Collection: Oxford Travel Art

Oxford Travel Art
Taudalpoi

Background imageExplore Collection: Voyager probe trajectory, artwork C018 / 0285

Voyager probe trajectory, artwork C018 / 0285
Voyager probe trajectory, artwork. Artwork of the trajectory of one of the Voyager probes as it travels out of the solar system

Background imageExplore Collection: Dutch ships in the Arctic, 1600s

Dutch ships in the Arctic, 1600s
Dutch ships of Henry Hudsons time near Novaya Zemlya, early 1600s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageExplore Collection: Schwatkas discovery of Franklin expedition grave, 1880

Schwatkas discovery of Franklin expedition grave, 1880
Grave of Franklin Expedition member Lt. John Irving found by Schwatkas American search party in Greenland, 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageExplore Collection: Ships off the Antarctic ice-shelf, 1800s

Ships off the Antarctic ice-shelf, 1800s
Two sailing-ships near the ice-shelf of Antarctica, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExplore Collection: EXPL2A-00128

EXPL2A-00128
Landing of Jean Nicolet on the Wisconsin shore of Lake Michigan, 1634, the first European to reach that region. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExplore Collection: Native Americans meet Lewis and Clark at Council Bluffs

Native Americans meet Lewis and Clark at Council Bluffs
Lewis and Clark meeting with Native Americans at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Hand-colored woodcut by Patrick Goss, a member of the expedition

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EXPL2A-00284
Early map of Hudsons Strait and Hudsons Bay, 1662, in Arctic Canada. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction

Background imageExplore Collection: Dr Livingstones African servants, 1800s

Dr Livingstones African servants, 1800s
Chuma and Susi, David Livingstones loyal African servants, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExplore Collection: EXPL2A-00366

EXPL2A-00366
Map of equatorial Africa as known in the 1870s. Printed color lithograph, 19th century

Background imageExplore Collection: Vasco da Gamas route around Africa, 1400s

Vasco da Gamas route around Africa, 1400s
Africa as known after Vasco da Gamas discoveries, from map of Juan de la Cosa, 1500. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageExplore Collection: Bolivia, Southern Altiplano, Salar de Uyuni. Cones of salt stacked on the Salar de Uyuni salt flat

Bolivia, Southern Altiplano, Salar de Uyuni. Cones of salt stacked on the Salar de Uyuni salt flat

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20085925
ENGLAND Tyne & Wear Tynemouth Saint Marys Lighthouse Saint Marys Island near Newcastle Upon Tyne. Travel Tourism Holiday Vacation Explore Recreation Leisure Sightseeing Tourist Attraction Tour

Background imageExplore Collection: The icebreabker Kapitan Khlebnikov cruising through broken pack ice Greenland Sea

The icebreabker Kapitan Khlebnikov cruising through broken pack ice Greenland Sea
The icebreabker Kapitan Khlebnikov cruising through Prince Christian sound, Greenland

Background imageExplore Collection: EXPL2A-00146

EXPL2A-00146
Marco Polo welcomed at the court of Kublai Khan in China, 1200s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExplore Collection: EXPL2A-00184

EXPL2A-00184
Part of the 1613 Samuel de Champlain map of New France. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century reproduction of the original ma

Background imageExplore Collection: Norway, Troms, Lyngen Alps

Norway, Troms, Lyngen Alps. Travel over the mountains of the Lyngen Alps via dog sled guided by veteran explorer Per Thore Hansen. (MR)

Background imageExplore Collection: The Snow Soldiers, a ski patrol engages combat with a group of enemy scouts (colour litho)

The Snow Soldiers, a ski patrol engages combat with a group of enemy scouts (colour litho)
2777534 The Snow Soldiers, a ski patrol engages combat with a group of enemy scouts (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Snow Soldiers)

Background imageExplore Collection: An alien being directing its spacecraft to make crop circles

An alien being directing its spacecraft to make crop circles

Background imageExplore Collection: Glowing ball UFO over Stonehenge

Glowing ball UFO over Stonehenge
Glowing ball UFO at Stonehenge, computer artwork. Glowing ball UFO reports are common. While such a report may not be satisfactorily explained, there are several possible explanations

Background imageExplore Collection: EXPL2A-00169

EXPL2A-00169
John C. Fremonts second western expedition at Pyramid Lake, Nevada, 1842-1843. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExplore Collection: Florida explored by De Soto, 1539

Florida explored by De Soto, 1539
Bivouac of De Sotos expedition in the Florida wilderness, 1539. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExplore Collection: Private yachts anchored in Opunohu Bay on the island of Moorea in the Society islands

Private yachts anchored in Opunohu Bay on the island of Moorea in the Society islands of French Polynesia

Background imageExplore Collection: The Head Quarters of the 1910 - 13 Scott Polar Expedition

The Head Quarters of the 1910 - 13 Scott Polar Expedition
A view showing Cape Evans where Captain Scott pitched his headquarters for his last expedition to the South Pole. The main positions of the surrounding district are also shown



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Embark on a voyage of discovery and let your spirit of exploration soar. From the mighty Viking ship sailing across vast seas to the majestic Spanish galleon, history unfolds before our eyes. Remembering Captain Cook's fateful encounter with Hawaiian natives in 1779, we are reminded that exploration is not without its risks. Take a moment to appreciate the world from above as you gaze upon Manly, capturing its beauty in all its glory. Clovelly Swim & Sun beckons us to dive into new experiences and embrace the warmth of adventure. Pulpit Rock stands tall at Portland Bill, Dorset, England - a testament to nature's wonders awaiting those who dare venture forth. The plans of Terra Nova ship remind us of the brave souls who set sail towards uncharted territories. Shackleton's Manchurian ponies braved the harsh Antarctic terrain in 1908, showcasing unwavering determination amidst icy challenges. Delve into history as we explore undersea mysteries that captivated 16th-century Europe. Witnessing a fleet of Viking raiders evokes tales of conquest and bravery during medieval times. Canoeing along Louse River in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness allows us to connect with nature's serenity while embracing our own inner explorers. Finally, behold the climber conquering Raven Wall on Bosigran cliffs near St. , defying gravity and pushing boundaries beyond imagination. Explore not only places but also your own limits; for it is through exploration that we truly discover ourselves.