Browsing Geography (Physical)

26 articles found

Headword Date Article Type
Henry VII commissions the Cabots to discover new lands 1496 T Note
John Cabot reaches Newfoundland 1497 T Note
John Hawkins and Francis Drake are trapped by Spanish ships in the West Indies 1568 T Note
Labrador explored by Martin Frobisher, who discovers Baffin Island 1576 T Note
Drake's Circumnavigation of the Globe 1577 - 1580 T
Francis Drake discovers San Francisco Bay 1579 T Note
Sir Walter Ralegh sails for Guiana 1595 T Note
Simon Ferdinando lands in Maine 1597 T Note
Invention of Harrison's sea-going chronometer 1730 - 1773 T
Sir George Anson completes voyage round the world 1744 T Note
Captain Cook takes British possession of Australia 1770 T Note
The Ordnance Survey: the Modern Mapping of Britain 1791 - 1873 T
North Pole reached by James Clark Ross 1833 T Note
Three Antarctic voyages by James Clark Ross 1840 - 1845 T Note
Survey Act 1841 T Note
David Livingstone crosses the African continent 1852 - 1856 T Note
Richard Burton and John Speke reach Lake Tanganyika 1858 T Note
Ordnance Survey completes First Series maps begun in 1805 1870 T Note
Henry Morton Stanley meets David Livingstone 1871 T Note
The Congo - from H M Stanley's navigation in 1877 to the Congo Free State, 1885-1908 1876 - 1877 T

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