Fernão Magalhaes was born
in Portugal about 1480. He began a voyage of discovery for Spain in
1519. Although he died on the island of Mactan in the Philippines in
1521, one of his ships completed the voyage, the first
circumnavigation of the globe, in 1522. The map shows a portion of his
route, including the passage through the straits at the southern tip
of South America which are known as the Strait of Magellan.