Portuguese map by Lopo Homem (c. 1519) showing the coast of Brazil and natives extracting brazilwood, as well as Portuguese ships.
A map, from 1574, that shows the 15 hereditary captaincy colonies of Brazil.
Map of Portugal from 1647
Map of Western Africa by Lázaro Luis (1563). The large castle in West Africa represents the São Jorge da Mina (El mina castle).
In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Portuguese Empire of the East or Estado da Índia (“State of India”) included possessions in all the Asian Subcontinents, East Africa, and Pacific.