The Exploration

The science and exploration behind the first world tour.

Marine Navigation Chart

Take a tour through this chart made by the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller in 1516

When was the Strait of Magellan first sailed?
In 1521
Map of Strait of Magellan (Jodocus Hondius)

The art of sailing

How the art of navigation underwent a series of profound changes.

"There are not foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign."Robert Louis Stevenson
"They told us that these birds come from the terrestrial Paradise, and they call them 'bolon dinata,' that is 'divine birds."Antonio Pigafetta

Looking up at the sky...

The skies over the first global circumnavigation

Recreating The Celestial Sphere Of 500 Years Ago

Use the constellations to find your way, just as the crew of the Magellan-Elcano expedition did 500 years ago.

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