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Magellan's Voyage Around the World

a palm tree at sunset
We have completed the second map in our series of Great Journeys. The first map shows the great Lewis and Clark Expedition across America. The second map illustrates Magellan's Voyage Around the World.

Of course Magellan never actually made it all the way around the world as he was killed in the Philippines. Juan Sebastián Elcano commanded the Victoria back to Spain, and so was in fact the first man to circumnavigate the world (well he and his remaining crew were the first).