In the late 1790s Capt. Joseph Skinner purchased a manuscript from a Spanish galleon that contained a detailed account of Peru with drawings he later published.
The History Archive is a historical digitization project devoted to preserving the written and pictorial history of man. We aim to provide access to relevant public domain books, maps, art and other works that are of monumental significance to mankind.
Our archived collections encompass history, archaeology, science and span every region of the globe. We also have collections on early world exploration, maritime travels and the colonial period as well as many others.
Modern society is changing very rapidly and these works are essential in understanding the development of our world and the various cultures that reside within it.
You can view all of our collections and resources below or click the question mark box to select a random work.