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The New World is one of the names used for the majority of Earth's Western Hemisphere, specifically the Americas (including nearby islands). In 1492, Christopher Columbus, supported by the Spanish government, undertook a voyage to find a new route to Asia and inadvertently encountered “new” lands in the Americas full of long established communities and cultures.

Other European countries quickly followed suit and began to explore and invade the New World. Jacques Cartier undertook a voyage to present-day Canada for the French government, where they began the settlement of New France, developing the fur industry and fostering a more respectful relationship with many of the inhabitants.

The Spanish conquistadors invaded areas of Central and South America looking for riches, ultimately destroying the powerful Aztec and Inca cultures. The course of New World explorations was deeply affected by the invaders’ interactions with indigenous groups—interactions that, through a combination of violence and disease, resulted in massive declines in indigenous populations.

This name is of very early origin, for Ferdinand inscribed on the tomb of Columbus, “To Castile and to Leon Columbus gave a new world.” The Americas were also referred to as the "fourth part of the world". The term originated in the early 16th century after Europeans made landfall in what would later be called the Americas in the Age of Discovery.

This period of history lead to the expansion of the geographical horizon of classical geographers, who had thought of the world as consisting of Africa, Europe, and Asia, collectively now referred to as the Old World (a.k.a. Afro-Eurasia). The phrase gained prominence after the publication of a pamphlet titled Mundus Novus attributed to Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. This process culminated with the complete mapping and exploration of the planet as we see today.

Available Books

Book Title Date
New World - The Discovery and Conquest of the New World The Discovery and Conquest of the New World 1892
New World - History of the Conquest of Mexico Vol. 1 History of the Conquest of Mexico Vol. 1 1843
New World - History of the Conquest of Mexico Vol. 2 History of the Conquest of Mexico Vol. 2 1843
New World - History of the Conquest of Mexico Vol. 3 History of the Conquest of Mexico Vol. 3 1843
New World - History of the Conquest of Peru Vol. 1 History of the Conquest of Peru Vol. 1 1847
New World - History of the Conquest of Peru Vol. 2 History of the Conquest of Peru Vol. 2 1847
New World - Le Costume Ancien et Moderne [Amerique] Vol. 1 Le Costume Ancien et Moderne [Amerique] Vol. 1 1820
New World - Le Costume Ancien et Moderne [Amerique] Vol. 2 Le Costume Ancien et Moderne [Amerique] Vol. 2 1821
New World - The Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions The Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions 1760
New World - Researches into the Lost Histories of America Researches into the Lost Histories of America 1884
New World - Historical Researches on the Conquest of Peru, Mexico Historical Researches on the Conquest of Peru, Mexico 1827
New World - A Literary & Historical Atlas of America A Literary & Historical Atlas of America 1911
New World - Collection of Rare and Original Documents Collection of Rare and Original Documents 1860
New World - American Ethnology American Ethnology 1849
New World - Considerations Geographiques et Physiques sur les Nouvelles Decouvertes Considerations Geographiques et Physiques sur les Nouvelles Decouvertes 1753
New World - Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 1, Pt. 1 Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 1, Pt. 1 1884
New World - Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 1, Pt. 2 Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 1, Pt. 2 1884
New World - Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 2, Pt. 1 Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 2, Pt. 1 1884
New World - Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 2, Pt. 2 Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 2, Pt. 2 1884
New World - Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 3, Pt. 1 Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 3, Pt. 1 1884
New World - Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 3, Pt. 2 Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 3, Pt. 2 1884
New World - Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 4, Pt. 1 Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 4, Pt. 1 1884
New World - Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 4, Pt. 2 Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 4, Pt. 2 1884
New World - Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 5, Pt. 1 Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 5, Pt. 1 1884
New World - Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 5, Pt. 2 Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 5, Pt. 2 1884
New World - Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 6, Pt. 1 Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 6, Pt. 1 1884
New World - Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 6, Pt. 2 Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 6, Pt. 2 1884
New World - Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 7, Pt. 1 Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 7, Pt. 1 1884
New World - Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 7, Pt. 2 Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 7, Pt. 2 1884
New World - Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 8, Pt. 1 Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 8, Pt. 1 1884
New World - Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 8, Pt. 2 Narrative and Critical History of America Vol. 8, Pt. 2 1884
New World - A Set of Plans and Forts in America A Set of Plans and Forts in America 1765
New World - The History of Ancient Mexico Vol. 1 The History of Ancient Mexico Vol. 1 1832
New World - The History of Ancient Mexico Vol. 2 The History of Ancient Mexico Vol. 2 1832
New World - A Catalogue of Books Relating to the History of America Vol. 1 A Catalogue of Books Relating to the History of America Vol. 1 1907
New World - A Catalogue of Books Relating to the History of America Vol. 2 A Catalogue of Books Relating to the History of America Vol. 2 1907
New World - A Catalogue of Books Relating to the History of America Vol. 3 A Catalogue of Books Relating to the History of America Vol. 3 1907
New World - A Catalogue of Books Relating to the History of America Vol. 4 A Catalogue of Books Relating to the History of America Vol. 4 1907
New World - History of the Spanish Conquest of Yucatan and of the Itzas History of the Spanish Conquest of Yucatan and of the Itzas 1917
New World - An Account of the Conquest of Peru An Account of the Conquest of Peru 1917
New World - Relation of the Discovery and the Conquest of the Kingdoms of Peru Vol. 1 Relation of the Discovery and the Conquest of the Kingdoms of Peru Vol. 1 1921
New World - Relation of the Discovery and the Conquest of the Kingdoms of Peru Vol. 2 Relation of the Discovery and the Conquest of the Kingdoms of Peru Vol. 2 1921
New World - Biblioteca Andina Biblioteca Andina 1928
New World - Parte Primera dela Chronica del Peru Parte Primera dela Chronica del Peru 1553
New World - The Seventeen Years Travels of Peter de Cieza The Seventeen Years Travels of Peter de Cieza 1709
New World - The Travels of Pedro de Cieza de Leon The Travels of Pedro de Cieza de Leon 1864
New World - Segunda Parte de La Cronica del Peru Segunda Parte de La Cronica del Peru 1880
New World - Ttahuantin-Suyu or the Empire of the Yncas Ttahuantin-Suyu or the Empire of the Yncas 1880
New World - The Second Part of the Chronicle of Peru The Second Part of the Chronicle of Peru 1883
New World - The War of Quito The War of Quito 1913
New World - The War of Chupas The War of Chupas 1918
New World - The War of Las Salinas The War of Las Salinas 1923
New World - La Cronica del Peru La Cronica del Peru 1922
New World - A Svmmarie and Trve Discovrse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian Voyage A Svmmarie and Trve Discovrse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian Voyage 1589
New World - The West Indies and the Spanish Main The West Indies and the Spanish Main 1896
New World - The Coronado Expedition The Coronado Expedition 1896
New World - A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America 1699
New World - A True Reporte of the Laste Voyage into the West and Northwest Regions A True Reporte of the Laste Voyage into the West and Northwest Regions 1577
New World - La Nauigation du Capitaine Martin Forbisher La Nauigation du Capitaine Martin Forbisher 1578
New World - The Three Voyages of Martin Frobisher The Three Voyages of Martin Frobisher 1867
New World - The Iconography of Manhattan Island Vol. 1 The Iconography of Manhattan Island Vol. 1 1915
New World - The Iconography of Manhattan Island Vol. 2 The Iconography of Manhattan Island Vol. 2 1915
New World - The Iconography of Manhattan Island Vol. 3 The Iconography of Manhattan Island Vol. 3 1915
New World - The Iconography of Manhattan Island Vol. 4 The Iconography of Manhattan Island Vol. 4 1915
New World - The Iconography of Manhattan Island Vol. 5 The Iconography of Manhattan Island Vol. 5 1915
New World - The Iconography of Manhattan Island Vol. 6 The Iconography of Manhattan Island Vol. 6 1915
New World - Historia de las Indias de Nueva Espana y Islas de Tierra Firme Vol. 1 Historia de las Indias de Nueva Espana y Islas de Tierra Firme Vol. 1 1867
New World - Historia de las Indias de Nueva Espana y Islas de Tierra Firme Vol. 2 Historia de las Indias de Nueva Espana y Islas de Tierra Firme Vol. 2 1880
New World - Historia de las Indias de Nueva Espana y Islas de Tierra Firme Atlas Historia de las Indias de Nueva Espana y Islas de Tierra Firme Atlas 1880
New World - Historia General de los Hechos de los Castellanos Vols. 1 & 2 Historia General de los Hechos de los Castellanos Vols. 1 & 2 1601
New World - Historia General de los Hechos de los Castellanos Vols. 3, 4 & 5 Historia General de los Hechos de los Castellanos Vols. 3, 4 & 5 1601
New World - Historia General de los Hechos de los Castellanos Vols. 6 & 7 Historia General de los Hechos de los Castellanos Vols. 6 & 7 1601
New World - Historia General de los Hechos de los Castellanos Vols. 8 & 9 Historia General de los Hechos de los Castellanos Vols. 8 & 9 1601
New World - Historia General de los Hechos de los Castellanos Atlas Historia General de los Hechos de los Castellanos Atlas 1601
New World - Historia General de las Indias Ocidentales Vol. 1 Historia General de las Indias Ocidentales Vol. 1 1728
New World - Historia General de las Indias Ocidentales Vol. 2 Historia General de las Indias Ocidentales Vol. 2 1728
New World - Historia General de las Indias Ocidentales Vol. 3 Historia General de las Indias Ocidentales Vol. 3 1728
New World - Historia General de las Indias Ocidentales Vol. 4 Historia General de las Indias Ocidentales Vol. 4 1728
New World - A Kindlier Light on Early Spanish Rule in America A Kindlier Light on Early Spanish Rule in America 1911
New World - The New World The New World 1855

Images

Image Name
Passage de la montagne de Quindiu
Ustensiles
Ilheos
Comment ils appretent et mangent leurs mets
Peche de la baleine etc [II]
La grande place de Buenos-Ayres
Back Cover
Trat: 1 - Lamina 17
Trat: 1 - Lamina 14
Apendice - Lamina 15
Trat: 1 - Lamina 23
Trat: 3 - Lamina 5
Portrait de Washington
Habillement des habitans de Santiago
Les Camacans
Kerengnatnuck chef des Botocudos avec sa famille
Trat: 1 - Lamina 5
Chasseurs Negres affranchis a la poursuite des rebelles
Trat: 2 - Lamina 5
Graman-Quacy etc
Le Rock-Bridge, ou pont de roche
Radeaux de Guayaquil
Trat: 1 - Lamina 25
Habillement des habitans de la Conception
Perilous Ascent of the Cordilleras de los Andes by Pizzaro
Portrait de Motezuma II et de Cortes
Formes, habillement et parure etc [III]
Apendice - Lamina 9
Back Cover
Caracteres numeriques, et figures emblematiques
Trat: 1 - Lamina 30
Trat: 1 - Lamina 11
Planteurs de Surinam
Trat: 2 - Lamina 2
The Battle of Santa Cruz
Volcans de Quito - le Pichincha
Ustensiles des Botocudos
Front Cover
Plusiers chefs qui vont a la guerre
Cofre de Perote
Calendrier hieroglyphique Chretien en stile Azteque
Trat: 3 - Lamina 6
Trat: 3 - Lamina 1
Vue interieure et exterieurs des habitations de Noutka [II]
March of Conquest of Fernando Cortes to Mexico 1519-1533
Vue du Potomac prise du haut du Vernon
Singes de la Guyanne Espagnole
Vue de Boston
Universite de Cambridge
Fabrique d'indigo
Title Page
Volcans de Quito - le Cotopaxi
Leurs instrumens de musique
Montezuma
Figures representant des Rois du Mexique
Les Patachos
Trat: 1 - Lamina 31
Monument d'Oaxaca representant un guerrier
Trat: 2 - Lamina 11
Trat: 1 - Lamina 18
Apendice - Lamina 1
Ponts naturels d'Icononzo
Siecle, annee et mois Mexicaines representes par des figures
Fabrique du tabac
L'Exterieur et l'interieur d'une maison d'Unalaschka [I]
Guillaume Penn jetant les fondemens de Philadelphie
Maniere de perparer le coton
Cascade de Rio Vinagre
Puris dans leurs forets
Le Chimborazzo vue du plateau de Tapia
Trat: 2 - Lamina 3
Maniere de faier le pain
Oiseaux
Le Cayambe
Le barbot
Trat: 1 - Lamina 10
Habillemens des habitans du Canada No. 2
Regolo ou Cacique accompagne de ses femmes
Apendice - Lamina 11
Femme du Port des Francais
Place du marche de Buenos-Ayres
Singe Leonina, le Condor etc
Singes
Apendice - Lamina 14
Peche de la morue faite par les habitans de Terre-Nueve
Apendice - Lamina 13
Trat: 1 - Lamina 28
Ustensiles des Coroados, des Botocudos etc
Portrait de Franklin
Boucaniers, et femmes Flibustieres
Danse
The World on Mercator's Projection
Father Valverde Addresses the Inca Atahnalpa
Apendice - Lamina 8
Vue d'une auberge et d'une voiture publique
Vue de la place du marche a Philadelphie

Maps

Map Name
A Svmmarie and Trve Discovrse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian Voyage - Bird's Eye Battle Plan View of Santiago (1589)
Le Costume Ancien et Moderne [Amerique] Vol. 1 - Carte geografique de L'Amerique (1820)
A Svmmarie and Trve Discovrse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian Voyage - Map of Drake's Voyage Around the World (1589)
A Svmmarie and Trve Discovrse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian Voyage - Bird's Eye Battle Plan View of St. Augustine (1589)
A Svmmarie and Trve Discovrse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian Voyage - Bird's Eye Battle Plan View of Santo Domingo (1589)
A Svmmarie and Trve Discovrse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian Voyage - Bird's Eye Battle Plan View of Cartagena (1589)
Ttahuantin-Suyu or the Empire of the Yncas - Ttahuantin-Suyu or the Empire of the Yncas (1880)
Historical Researches on the Conquest of Peru, Mexico - The World on Mercator's Projection (1827)
Historical Researches on the Conquest of Peru, Mexico - Anahuac in the Year 1521 Containing the Empire of Mexico (1827)

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