Documents Existing In Portugal About Ferdinand Magellan and His Travels

José Manuel Garcia


In this work we systematically inventory the documentation existing in Portugal about Ferdinand Magellan in his time, which is located almost in its entirety in the National Archive of Torre do Tombo. For each document discussed, there are footnotes indicating some of the works in which it was published. In this survey, we present the testimonies organised by thematic grouping and chronological order, demonstrating the importance of these documents as a means of exploring with the greatest possible rigor a clear understanding of the life and travels of Ferdinand Magellan.


Ferdinand Magellan; first circumnavigation documents; Portuguese discoveries; Oporto

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