Portuguese Tiles

Azulejos, traditional Portuguese tiles, are a highly recognizable expression of Portuguese culture and a great contribution to the world's artistic heritage.

Cantino planisphere 1502, one of the earliest surviving charts showing the explorations of Pedro Álvares Cabral to Brazil. The Tordesillas line is also depicted. This Day in History: Apr 22,1500: Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

jamreilly: “ The Cantino planisphere (or Cantino World Map) is the earliest surviving map showing Portuguese geographic discoveries in the east and west. It is named after Alberto Cantino, an agent for the Duke of Ferrara, who successfully smuggled.