Event Summary

Juan de la Cosa's Map of the New World reflects Columbus's voyages

Date

1500

Description

Juan de la Cosa's Map of the New World reflects Columbus's voyages in "Western Sea" Portuguese explorer Alvares Cabral accidentally "discovers" Brazil. Had intended to sail east around Africa but his fleet is blown westward by a storm onto the Brazilian coast

Timeline 1

Europe's Maritime Reconnaissance, 1350-1640

Record ID

169