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Atlas of Portuguese Shipwrecks in India

Tânia Manuel casimiro, Filipe Castro, Alexandre Monteiro, Chase Oswald, José Virgílio Pissarra, Pedro Manuel Pombo, Vishwanath Rajan, Himanshu Prabha Ray, Rohan Srivastava, Skandan Warrier


The Portuguese developed a trading network in Asian during the sixteenth century and used a plethora of different vessels – European and Asian built – to sail to and from Asia, and between African and Asian harbours.

Atlas Miller. Map of India from 1519, made by Lopo Homem, Pedro Reinel and his son Jorge Reinel, and illuminated by António de Holanda.