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Moluccas

a group of Islands in east Indonesia; the center of spice trade in the 1500s and 1600s

Prince Henry

led the way in sponsoring exploration of Portugal

Cartographer

mapmaker

Vasco de Gama

Portugese navigator who led 4 ships around the Cape of Good Hope; reached the great spice port of Calicut on west coast of India

Christopher Columbus

Italian navigator from Genoa; sailed west with the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria

Line of Demarcation

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Treaty of Tordesillas

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Ferdinand Magellan

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circumnavigate

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Prince Henry

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School of Navigation

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Sailing Inventions

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Conquistador

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Hernan Cortes

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Francisco Pizarro

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Encomienda

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Viceroys

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Peninsular

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Cultural blending

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Triangular trade

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Middle passage

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Columbian Exchange

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capitalism

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mercantilism

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