What do Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, and Bartolomeau Dias have in common? They were all explorers who got lost! Learn all about the amazing adventures and discoveries of these and other famous explorers as you follow them in their explorations of distant lands around the world.
During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries just about every explorer who sailed beyond the horizon to find new lands thought he knew where he was going. But in fact, most got terribly lost and stumbled on places no one had ever heard of.
Explorers Who Got Lost is the telling of these Age of Discovery heroes. Their discoveries may have been unintentional, but what they found irrevocably changed the map of the world!
Fast paced, exciting, full of facts and adventure, this provides detailed information on the most influential explorers of the fifteenth century. History, sociology, and even the superstitions of the time are included along with drawings, maps, routes, diagrams of ships and more.