Fernão Vaz Dourado's Atlas

Fernão Vaz Dourado1571

Archivos Estatales

Archivos Estatales

The famous atlas by Fernão Vaz Dourado's (c. 1520–c.1580) depicts the coasts discovered by Ferdinand Magellan; conveniently, for the interests of the author's country, the dividing line of the Treaty of Tordesillas is drawn with the Moluccas falling into the Portuguese hemisphere.


  • Title: Fernão Vaz Dourado's Atlas
  • Creator: Fernão Vaz Dourado
  • Date: 1571
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Type: Map
  • Original Source: Arquivo Nacional Torre do Tombo
  • External Link: Web ANTT
  • Medium: Parchment
  • Identifier: ANTT,PT/TT/CRT/165

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