Old World Explorers

How exciting it must have been to set off to explore places no one else had been before. Some launched their expeditions when others thought they might fall off of the edge of the Earth. Many did not know if they would ever return to their native lands.

This collection of vintage drawings and portraits is of some of those famous old world and European explorers. Many of the famous men depicted in these vintage drawings are wearing armor and other period clothing meant to impress the natives of the lands of which they discovered. Use these images because of the famous people they depict or as strong men in period military-like attire.