Antique Maps Collection
From the beginning of time, scholars and wise men have been intrigued by the wonders of the world. Is it really flat? If you sail to the horizon, will you sail over the edge of the World?
The Age of Exploration began in the 15th Century in the nation of Portugal under the leadership of Henry the Navigator. Henry sent ships out to explore and map their explorations.
Many famous navigators followed..Dias, Columbus and Tasman to mention a few.
Their initial explorations were about discovery but then they became about finding the road to wealth by finding new trade routes.
The rest is to be found in the history books.