Bruce misses traveling and being immersed in various international communities. Sometimes, when he’s alone (or thinks he’s alone) he’ll put on a Putumayo CD and dance to Andean folk music. It always puts him in a better mood, even if he can’t recall the exact steps he’d seen.
Submitted by roynne
The Cantino Planisphere
The Cantino Planisphere (1502) is the earliest surviving map showing Portuguese Discoveries in the east and west. Portuguese most notably discovered an eastern route to India around the Cape of Good Hope and Brazil as we can see in the map.
It is named after Alberto Cantino, an agent for the Duke of Ferrara, who successfully smuggled it from Portugal to Italy in 1502. The map is particularly notable for portraying a fragmentary record of the Brazilian coast, discovered in 1500 by the Portuguese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral, and for depicting the African coast of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans with a remarkable accuracy and detail.