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What is the age of discovery?

The era of Great geographical discoveries falls in the middle of the 15th - 17th centuries. During this period it was discovered many new lands. In 1466-1472 years Russian merchant Athanasius Nikitin paved the way to India. In 1492 Columbus discovered America. In 1497-1499 years of Portuguese Navigator Vasco da Gama led an expedition to South Africa. Amerigo Vespucci in 1499-1502, he visited the coast of South America. In 1519-1522, the Spaniard Ferdinand Magellan made the first voyage around the world.

Afanasy Nikitin
Afanasy Nikitin
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama
Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan

 


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