A triumphant Balboa stands in the waters of the Pacific Ocean in this vintage drawing. Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1474–1519) was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. In 1513, he was the first European to have reached the Pacific from the New World. He founded a settlement in what is now known as Columbia.
This portrait of a historical figure is copyright free and in the public domain. A great image for a class assignment or anyone looking for a warrior in armor image. Thomas Wallace Knox (1835-1896) wrote a number of stories of young travellers to exotic lands. This one, The Boy Travellers in South America, is from 1885. He did not identify an illustrator.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.