An exhibition highlighting the 500 year anniversary commemorating the first circumnavigation of the world by Juan Sebastián de Elcano, a Spanish seafarer.
Juan Sebastián de Elcano
The voyage was sanctioned by the Spanish King, Charles I, and five ships sailed from the harbour of Las Muelas, Seville, on the Guadalquivir river on Wednesday, 10 August 1519 under the original command of Fernando de Magallanes. Magallanes died in a skirmish in the Phillipines and Elcano was elected to command the expedition in his ship Victoria.
The Sailing Vessel Victoria
After sailing via South America and the Pacific Ocean, the Victoria passed the around the Cape of Good Hope between Friday, 16 May and Monday, 19 May 1522 in very stormy weather. The Victoria with Elcano in command, the only surviving vessel of the circumnavigation, arrived back in the harbour of Las Muelas, Seville on Monday, 8 September 1522.