The course Bojador ( cabo Bojador ), called course Boujdour today, is located at the the Sahara Occidental (coordinated: ). The town of Boujdour is in the vicinity.
Regarded a long time as the southernmost limit of the world, a legend said that a Mer of Darkness extended after the course Bojador, it was the southernmost point of Africa, known of Europeans. Considered insuperable, it has was passed in 1434 through the navigator Portuguese Gil Eanes, opening the way with Portuguese explorations of the Africa.
Under the impulse of Henri the Navigator indeed, the Portuguese sought a way maritime for the access to the the Indies. The progression towards the Southern, initiated amongst other things by the passage of this Cape, had as a completion the voyage of Vasco de Gama in the Indies in 1497
- Cape of Good Hope
- Discovered Portugueses
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