Staking a claim

United Kingdom, 1990

Film
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Episode number 3 of Series “The Shape of the world”.
A new continent is discovered and the shape of the world is changed yet again. To begin with, the discovery of America, was merely a step in finding a new route to the east. However with Cortes and his expeditions inland, the Europeans discovered a new civilisation and new riches in the form of gold. The Spanish, Portuguese, English and French exploited this wealth and eventually settled the continent. Meanwhile the Dutch established their empire in the east, and discovered Australia. Mapmaking took a giant step forward with the discovery of longitude.

Credits

director
co-producer

Lois Bianchi

Simon Berthon

production company

WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

Thirteen

Granada Television International

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1990

Appears in

The Shape of the world

Group of items

The Shape of the world

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304134

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → America - Discovery and exploration

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cartography

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Maps

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Maps

Crafts & Visual Arts → Cartography

History → America - Discovery and exploration

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Maps

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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