Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467- 1520) was the last of the great Portuguese explorers from the 15th century. His discovery – a country called Brazil – holds importance not only for the universe of the Portuguese language, but primarily for being a part of the inaugural moment of the Modern Age.
Cabral, o Viajante do Rei – As Origens do Brasil reconstitutes the explorer's adventure through unchartered seas under the orders of D. Manuel, king of Portugal. Published in 2000 as part of the Projeto Memória (“Memory Project”), the book was included among the celebrations for the 500 Years Since the Discovery.
Published in two languages (Portuguese / English), José Manuel Garcia contributed with research and text, Ana Laura Moura with the editorial coordination and Victor Burton and Adriana Moreno with the graphic design. The book seeks to combine the scientific rigor of the information with the visual and iconographic wealth of the maps, engravings from the period and illumination drawings.
The launch of Cabral, o Viajante do Rei – As Origens do Brasil complemented the exhibit by the same name, which was presented during 2000 in 300 Brazilian cities, including all states of the country.