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The First Global Age: Europe and Asia Chapter 15 Sec. 1

The Search for Spices
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Prince Henry the Navigator
This was the Portuguese Prince that gave steadfast financial and moral support to the navigators
Vasco da Gama
the first European (Portuguese) to reach India by sea sailing around the tip of Africa.
Christopher Columbus
Italian explorer who sailed to the Caribbean trying to find a western route to Asia
Treaty of Tordesillas
The 1494 treaty in which Spain and Portugal agreed to divide the lands of the Western Hemisphere between them
Vasco Nunez de Balboa
Crossed the country of Panama and discovered the Pacific Ocean.
Ferdinand Magellan
Portuguese navigator who led the Spanish expedition of 1519-1522 that was the first to sail around the world.
Cartographer
A person who makes maps
Astrolabe
An instrument used to determine latitude by measuring the position of the stars
Caravel
A small, highly maneuverable three-masted ship used by the Portuguese and Spanish in the exploration of the Atlantic.
Circumnavigate
To sail completely around the world
Magnetic Compass
device that shows which direction is north
Amerigo Vespucci
The Italian sailor who corrected Columbus's mistake, acknowledging the coasts of america as a new world. America is named after him.
John Cabot
Italian sailor who sailed for the English and is believed to have landed in Newfoundland, Canada
Henry Hudson
Explored the Hudson River and New York Harbor
Jacques Cartier
French sailor who sailed up the St. Lawrence River to present-day Montreal, Canada