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The discovery of a New World by Christopher Columbus kick-started one the greatest age of exploration that Earth has ever seen. For over 3 centuries, explorers from around the world explored these vast continents, in search for undiscovered fertile lands, vast resources and better trade routes.
Juan Ponce de Leon is today remembered as a explorer who operated in central American waters shortly after Christopher Columbus made his historic journey to the west. During his life De Leon made many notable achievements, but today he is mostly remembered for his colonization of Florida and its exploration.
Explorer Nobu Shirase became very popular in his home country of Japan after he returned from the Antarctic expedition where he managed to explore several territories of this frozen continent.
History of the early years of the exploration of North American continent tells the fascinating tale of the first African slave that was brought to the New World. Here you can learn more about his life and exploits.