Portrait of Henry the Navigator (1394-1460)

Portrait of Henry the Navigator (1394-1460)

H408/0187 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 47.3MB

Downloadable file size: 3.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator



Caption: Henry the Navigator (1394-1460). 18th century engraving of Henry the Navigator, the Portuguese Prince who sponsored exploratory expeditions along the west coast of Africa, paving the way for the discovery of the sea route to India. Henry was the son of John I, King of Portugal. He set up court at Sagres, Algarve, and built an observatory and a school of scientific navigation. Under his patronage Portuguese sailors explored and colonized Madeira, the Cape Verde Islands and the Azores. Their knowledge of the African coast made it possible for Vasco da Gama to find the sea route to India in 1497, a discovery that made Portugal a world power.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: explorer, henry the, henry the navigator, navigator, portraits, prince, surname h

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.