netian monk Fra Mauro in about 1450. It points south because 15th-century compasses were south-pointing. It shows the Portuguese discoveries...

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

An 1804 copy of the first ‘modern’ world map, made by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro in about and more magnificent maps as power, propaganda, and art from The British Library.

Reimagining African Independence : Film, Visual Arts and the Fall of the Portuguese Empire (Paperback)

Reimagining African Independence : Film, Visual Arts and the Fall of the Portuguese Empire (Paperback)

The Portuguese Empire (Portuguese: Império Português), also known as the Portuguese Overseas (Ultramar Português), was the first global empire in history. In addition, it was the longest-lived of the modern European colonial empires, spanning almost six centuries, from the capture of Ceuta in 1415 to the handover of Macau in 1999 or the grant of sovereignty to East Timor in 2002. The empire spread throughout a vast number of territories that are now parts of 53 different sovereign states.

The Portuguese Empire (Portuguese: Império Português), also known as the Portuguese Overseas (Ultramar Português), was the first global empire in history. In addition, it was the longest-lived of the modern European colonial empires, spanning almost six c

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in the XV century had the eastern half of the "New Word", including Brazil, Africa, and Asia. The Portuguese Empire was actually the first global empire in history! It was also one of the longest-lived colonial powers, lasting for almost six centuries.

Portuguese trading with Natives in Brasil - first half 16th century

Portuguese trading with Natives in Brasil - first half 16th century

Portuguese Empire:  Brazilian Beauty 23" OOAK handpainted MyTwinn doll in black/gold late colonial period dress

Portuguese Empire: Brazilian Beauty 23" OOAK handpainted my twinn / My Twinn doll in black/gold late colonial period dress

Portuguese Empire: Brazilian Beauty OOAK handpainted MyTwinn doll in black/gold late colonial period dress

Treaty of Tordesillas 1494 - The divison of the new world between Portugal and Castille

Treaty of Tordesillas 1494 - The divison of the new world between Portugal and Castille

The 100th Anniversary Postage Stamp of Ultramar Português (Portuguese Empire): Macau, 1953

The Anniversary Postage Stamp of Ultramar Português (Portuguese Empire): Macau, 1953

The Portuguese Empire at its maximum extent - Vivid Maps

Maps that explain the World.

Portuguese Empire:  Brazilian Beauty 23" OOAK handpainted my twinn / My Twinn doll in black/gold late colonial period dress by SewUniqueDolls on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/126797962/portuguese-empire-brazilian-beauty-23

Portuguese Empire: Brazilian Beauty OOAK handpainted my twinn / My Twinn doll in black/gold late colonial period dress

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