Early Explorers

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  • Bartolomeu Dias 
  • Look men! It is a cape! I shall call it the Cape of Storms!
  • Vasco da Gama 
  • Look men! We have traveled safely around the Cape of Good Hope!
  • Pedro Cabral 
  • We have finally set up enough forts in India!
  • - Portugal paid for his voyage. - He explored a cape on the southernmost part of Africa. - His exploration paved the way for future expeditions to India and the rest of Asia.
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Who are those guys?
  • - Portugal paid for his voyage. - He explored a sea route to Asia from Portugal. - On his exploration he discovered a way for sailors to travel safely around the Cape of Good Hope.  
  • Amerigo Vespucci
  • Oh my goodness! South America is not a part of Asia! They are separate continents!
  • We did it men! We are the first Europeans to have crossed the Pacific Ocean! The world shall remember the name, Ferdinand Magellan, because even though he has passed, he is still in our hearts!
  • - Portugal paid for his voyage. - He explored Brazil. - Portugal set up permanent forts in India.
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • - Spain paid for his voyage. -  He thought he explored the East Indies, but he actually explored North America. - Because of his exploration, he discovered a part of the world that was unknown to Europeans, Asians, and Africans.
  • We have found the East Indies!
  • - Spain paid for his voyage. - He explored the coast of South America. - He realized South America was a separate continent, and not a part of Asia. 
  • - Spain paid for his voyage. - He explored the Pacific Ocean. - He/his crew were the first Europeans to cross the Pacific Ocean.
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