Thursday, July 12, 2007

Encompassing the Globe

Smithsonian Institution

Explore the voyages taken by Portugal's pioneering explorers in the 16th and 17th centuries.

During the 16th and 17th centuries, Portugal's initiative to explore and discover brought the world closer together and turned Portugal into a major world economic power. In this file, you can read information, see photographs and view the paths taken in these pioneering voyages.

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