The ship Victoria on arrival to Seville in 1522, it was one of the five ships of
The ship Victoria on arrival to Seville in 1522, it was one of the five ships of Magellan's expedition, that under the command of Juan Sebastian Elcano went around the world, engraving from 1726.
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Map of Magellans round the world voyage, 1519-1521. Artist: Unknown
Map of Magellan's round the world voyage, 1519-1521. A Portuguese-born navigator sponsored by Spain, Ferdinand Magellan (c1480-1521) led the expedition that made the first circumnavigation of the globe. This Mercator projection map shows the route taken, which included the first passage through the straits at the southern tip of South America that bear Magellan's name. Magellan did not himself complete the voyage, as he was killed in the Philippines in a clash with natives. Of the five ships that set out from Spain in 1519, only one, the Victoria, commanded by Juan de Elcano, returned safely. From the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.
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