An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History by LaRosa

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He returned to Lisbon with precious silks, spices, and other products native to the region. Two years later, in 1500, Pedro Álvares Cabral landed at the northeast tip of Brazil. The territory was named for a type of wood found there (brazilwood), which was made into a rich, red dye. Legend has it that Cabral’s fleet was blown off course by fierce winds, but some scholars suggest that his off-course jog into the heart of the expanding Spanish overseas empire was actually intentional. In any event, Cabral claimed the territory of Brazil for Portugal, and then left to continue his voyage to the Far East.

Nasatir, Latin America: The Development of Its Civilization, 2d ed. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1968), p. 88. BIBLIOGRAPHY Gibson, Charles. 1966. Spain in America. New York: Harper Torchbooks. Lambert, Jacques. 1967. Latin America: Social Structures and Political Institutions. Berkeley: University of California Press. Langley, Lester D. 1989. America and the Americas. Athens: University of Georgia Press. 24 25 3D The First Voyages Around the Globe T he Portuguese, with an established record of maritime travel along the African coast during the fifteenth century, would be the first European power to arrive at India, land at Brazil, and circumnavigate the world.

Athens: University of Georgia Press. 24 25 3D The First Voyages Around the Globe T he Portuguese, with an established record of maritime travel along the African coast during the fifteenth century, would be the first European power to arrive at India, land at Brazil, and circumnavigate the world. The riches accumulated and experience gained during their century of exploration made them the likely contenders to develop a trade network that was, for that time, worldwide. With overland trade virtually cut off after 1453, the Portuguese were especially motivated and eager to reach the Far East by sea.

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