Bartolomeu Dias Interactive Map


Age of Discovery

Quick Facts:

Bartolomeu Dias proved for Europeans that Africa is not connected to the bottom of the world, and that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans connect; thus opening a faster trade route to India

Click on the world map to view an example of the explorer’s voyage.

How to Use the Map

  • After opening the map, click the    icon to expand voyage information
  • You can view each voyage individually or all at once by clicking on the to check or uncheck the voyage information
  • Click on either the map icons or on the location name in the expanded column to view more information about that place or event
  • Click the back arrow to return to the full voyage list