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Posted on Mar 15, 2011 in War College

MAP OF THE MONTH – Magellan’s Voyage, 1519-1522

By Armchair General

Click above to see an animated map of Magellan's voyage, which proved it was possible to sail around the world. Courtesy of The Map as History.

Armchair General has partnered with The Map as History, a company that produces outstanding animated maps with accompanying narration. Each month, a link to one of their animated maps will be featured on the ACG site.

This month’s map, from The Map as History’s Age of Discovery series, Part 1, explores the voyage of Ferdinand de Magellan and his crew, 1519–1522. Called "one of the greatest adventures in the history of navigation," this expedition proved it was possible to sail around the world.


Click on the map above to view animation.

Click here to read an account of Magellan’s voyage, reportedly written by a Genoese pilot who was on the voyage.