Age of Exploration
1420’s & 1430’s.
Prince Henry the Navigation
Begins to send expeditions along coasts of Africa.
1498, Vasco da Gama rounds cape of Good Hope.
Goes to india, returns with 1000% profit.
Explosion of voyages for Spanish. By 1509, they have defeated Ottoman ships in Indian ocean.
By 1510, Portuguese base in Goa, India.
By 1600, Portuguese have set up their trading empire.
West African (Gold Coast, Cameroon)
East Africa (Mozambique
Not colonies yet, coastal trading cities.
1492 - Christopher Columbus, (Italian)
Sails for Ferdinand and Isabella hoping to find India
Runs into the Caribbean, Hispanolia