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Exploration

Global Studies 9

TermDefinition
Cartographers map makers
Astrolabe Navigational instrument perfected by the Arabs..measure latitude at sea
Caravel Portugese technological sailing advance...these ships could more easily sail into the wind
Henry the Navigator Portugese explorer famous for advances made in sea travel such as maps, redesigned ships, and trained crews
Bartholomeu Dias Explorer most famous for rounding the southern tip of Africa (Cape of Good Hope)
Vasco de Gama Portugese explorer famous for rounding the Cape of Good Hope and continuing on to Calicut, India
Christopher Columbus Italian navigator, backed by Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, made a series of voyages to the new world
Line of Demarcation Separates territories that can be claimed by Spain and Portugal to avoid future conflicts
Treaty of Tordesillas Agreement whereby the Line of Demarcation was established
Amerigo Vespucci Italian explorer who followed Columbus' journeys and eventually had a continent named after him
Ferdinand Magellan Portugese explorer who circumnavigated the world
Circumnavigate Travel around the entire world by sea
Northwest Passage The searched for navigational route from North America to Asia
Henry Hudson Dutch navigator famous for exploring a river which is named after him
Created by: gmottola
 

 



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