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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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Cartography, Exploration, Nautical Charts, California, Portuguese Immigrants, New England, Portuguese Explorers
Cultural History | Geography | History | Other Geography | Other History | United States History
Library of Congress and the Embassy of Portugal, "Celebrating the Portuguese Communities in America: A Cartographic Perspective (Exhibit Guide)" (1997). Osher Map Library Miscellaneous Publications. 8.
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