Voyages of Exploration 1485-1600


Voyages of Exploration 1485-1600


This map shows global exploration routes from 1485 to 1600.
Routes are associated with the major powers: England, France, Portugal, Spain, and the Dutch.
Explorers, like Columbus and da Gama, are named on the map.


Oxford Atlas of World History, Oxford University Press, 1999. General Editor Patrick K. O’Brien. (pp. 116-117).


Map copyright © Philip’s, a division of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd.
Source: Philip’s Atlas of World History

Used under license from Octopus Publishing Group.


This map is one in a series of maps selected from the Oxford Atlas of World History.

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