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Cantino planisphere 1502, earliest survivin chart shawin the explorations o Columbus tae Central Americae, Corte-Real tae Newfoundland, Gama tae Indie an Cabral tae Brazil. Tordesillas line depictit, Biblioteca Estense, Modena

The Age o Diskivery, or the Age o Exploration (approximately frae the beginnin o the 15t century till the end o the 18t century) is an informal an loosely defined term for the period in European history in that extensive owerseas exploration emerged as a pouerfu factor in European cultur an wis the beginnin o globalisation.