Map proves Portuguese discovered Australia

"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.

Australian author Peter Trickett said that when he enlarged the small map he could recognize all the headlands and bays in Botany Bay in Sydney – the site where Cook claimed Australia for Britain in 1770.

“It was even so accurate that I found I could draw in the modern airport runways, to scale in the right place, without any problem at all,” Trickett told Reuters on Wednesday.";_ylt=AvNwit4QeDeZ43AmURD9Fml34T0D

Wow! We can also add the Portuguese to the list of races that had a lack of foresight regarding claiming & settling a foreign land :stuck_out_tongue:

Up the Poms!

So they have had, that the Spanish recovered America for years we even have a holiday for Columbus but the Vikings were here first