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Discoveries in geography -- Portuguese

View Resource Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries

This exhibition from the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery traces the importance of Portugal in the 16th and 17th Centuries, a time period often called the Age of Discovery. Explorers from Portugal traversed the globe, bringing back news of exotic people, animals, foods, and spices to Europe. The web exhibition highlights Portuguese voyages to Africa, Brazil, China, and Japan, and around the Indian...