[Sca-cooks] Australia found in period by Portuguese

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Sun Mar 25 22:10:07 PDT 2007

Interesting theory and very possibly correct, but the map alone is anomalous 
evidence.  Unless there is supporting evidence,  I would say it falls into 
the same category as the Piri Re'is map which is contemporaneous and shows a 
portion of the Antarctic coast.  I will, however, read the book.


From: "Sharon Gordon" <gordonse at one.net>

> SYDNEY (Reuters) - A 16th century maritime map in a Los Angeles library 
> vault proves that Portuguese adventurers, not British or Dutch, were the 
> first Europeans to discover Australia, says a new book which details the 
> secret discovery of Australia.
> The book "Beyond Capricorn" says the map, which accurately marks 
> geographical sites along Australia's east coast in Portuguese, proves that 
> Portuguese seafarer Christopher de Mendonca lead a fleet of four ships 
> into Botany Bay in 1522 -- almost 250 years before Britain's Captain James 
> Cook.
> more
> http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSSYD3449720070321

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