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Spanish Queen who sponsored Columbus's voyages.
Isabella
Lines on a map that show distances north and south of the equator
Latitude
A state that conquers other lands and then rules them
empire
Genoese explorer who discovered America for Spain, October 12, 1492
Columbus
Venetian explorer in the service of England who discovered North America in 1497
Cabot
A narrow piece of land extending into a body of water connecting two larger land masses
isthmus
The smallest of the three ships of Columbus on his first voyage to America
Nina
A region governed by a foreign power
Colony
A fleet of ships
armada
An instrument that measured the positions of the stars, which enabled the sailors to calculate a ship's latitude
astrolabe
A three-masted vessel developed the Portuguese
Caravel
The first Asian Country European explorers reached by water
India
Continent that Columbus hoped to reach by sailing west from Europe
Asia
Portuguese prince, patron of explorers and sea expeditions, known as "the Navigator"
Henery
European country that explored Central and South America
Spain
Country that led the way in the early voyages of exploration
Portugual
Ocean discovered by Vasco de Balboa and first crossed by Ferdinand Magellan
Pacific
Portuguese explorer in the service of Spain, whose crew first sailed around the wourld
Megellan