Boundless—Magellan’s and Elcano’s Journey to the Edge of the Earth
Setting sail 500 hundred years ago in pursuit of the mythical Spice Islands, the voyage of Juan Sebastián Elcano and Ferdinand Magellan would prove to be a critical juncture in man’s perceptions of the world. Coming at the price of unimaginable suffering, this odyssey to the Earth’s unknown ends established the world was, indeed, round, and the existence of an ocean route west. Emerging from former anti-hero and prisoner, Elcano, not Magellan, would lead the expedition to glory, returning as Captain of the greatest navigational triumph.
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