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Based on the Rare Book Collection of the National Library of Canada, this Web exhibition presents accounts of European voyages and explorations to North America, from Columbus's Atlantic crossing in 1492 to the famous trip through the Northwest Passage by Roald Amundsen in 1905. Proceeding through the exhibition using Chronological Navigation allows users to browse summaries that include links to related material, selected illustrations, and pages from books on successive North American explorations. The Alphabetical Navigation option permits browsing by explorers's names. It would be helpful if the site listed all of the rare books scanned for the exhibition, but since only a page or two from each work is present, accompanied by full bibliographic information, this omission is not serious.
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Alternate Title Passages: Un écrin des explorations de l'Amérique du Nord
Date Issued [2000]
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Date of Scout Publication 2000-02-04
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