European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 is a free archive of indexed publications related to the Americas and written in Europe before 1750. It includes thousands of valuable primary source records covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.

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At a Glance

Subject Area: History
Ideal For: Academic LibrariesPublic LibrariesGovernment

Content Includes:

  • More than 32,000 records
  • Coverage of European exploration and portrayals of Native American peoples

Subjects Include:

  • British in America
  • Commerce
  • Discoveries
  • Dutch in America
  • French in America
  • Great Britain—Colonies
  • Jesuits (and other religious orders) in America
  • Pirates
  • Slave trade

European Views of the Americas is an authoritative bibliography is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. It is a valuable index for libraries, researchers and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas.

This archive was co-developed by John Alden and the Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library, Dennis Landis. It represents a wide range of topics, from the British/French/Dutch in America to natural disasters, religious orders, slavery and more. The John Carter Brown Library, founded in 1846, is a foremost repository of rare books and materials and is a center for advanced research in history and the humanities.

Titles Include:

  • European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1600
  • European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1601-1650
  • European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1651-1675
  • European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1676-1700
  • European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1701-1725
  • European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1726-1750