2007/03/21

Book lays out how Portuguese found Australia

Using a computer Trickett rotated the southern part of the Vallard map 90 degrees to produce a map that accurately depicts Australia’s east coast. “They provided stunning proof that Portuguese ships made these daring voyages of discovery in the early 1520s, just a few years after they had sailed north of Australia to reach the Spice Islands — the Moluccas. This was a century before the Dutch and 250 years before Captain Cook,” he said. Full story @MSNBC.com


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