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Celebrating the Portuguese Communities in America: A Cartographic Perspective.

June 10 - November 29, 1997

Although numerous countries and individuals were involved in the exploration and mapping of the Americas, it was the Portuguese who set the stage during the fifteenth century for the ensuing discoveries in the New World. Portuguese-born and sponsored explorers played a significant role, especially in charting a route around the southern tip of South America; in exploring and exploiting the waters bordering the northeast coast of North America; and in exploring the Pacific Coast of North America, particularly the area that today is the state of California.

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Publication Date

6-1997

Publisher

Library of Congress

City

Washington, D.C.

Keywords

Cartography, Exploration, Nautical Charts, California, Portuguese Immigrants, New England, Portuguese Explorers

Disciplines

Cultural History | Geography | History | Other Geography | Other History | United States History

Celebrating the Portuguese Communities in America: A Cartographic Perspective (Exhibit Guide)


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