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Henry VII commissions the Cabots to discover new lands 1496 Context Note
John Cabot reaches Newfoundland 1497 Context Note
John Hawkins and Francis Drake are trapped by Spanish ships in the West Indies 1568 Context Note
Labrador explored by Martin Frobisher, who discovers Baffin Island 1576 Context Note
Drake's Circumnavigation of the Globe 1577 - 1580 Context
Francis Drake discovers San Francisco Bay 1579 Context Note
Sir Walter Ralegh sails for Guiana 1595 Context Note
Simon Ferdinando lands in Maine 1597 Context Note
Invention of Harrison's sea-going chronometer 1730 - 1773 Context
Sir George Anson completes voyage round the world 1744 Context Note
Captain Cook takes British possession of Australia 1770 Context Note
The Ordnance Survey: the Modern Mapping of Britain 1791 - 1873 Context
North Pole reached by James Clark Ross 1833 Context Note
Three Antarctic voyages by James Clark Ross 1840 - 1845 Context Note
Survey Act 1841 Context Note
David Livingstone crosses the African continent 1852 - 1856 Context Note
Richard Burton and John Speke reach Lake Tanganyika 1858 Context Note
Ordnance Survey completes First Series maps begun in 1805 1870 Context Note
Henry Morton Stanley meets David Livingstone 1871 Context Note
The Congo - from H M Stanley's navigation in 1877 to the Congo Free State, 1885-1908 1876 - 1877 Context

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