Magellan and Elcano: The First Circumnavigation of the Earth

On September 20, 1519, five ships carrying about 270 men sailed westward from the Spanish port of  Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

On September 20, 1519, five ships carrying about 270 men sailed westward from the Spanish port of  Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Their goal was to reach the Spice Islands of Maluku and open a new trading route for Spain.  

Written by Dani Anthony. Narration by Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle.