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600 Years of the Discovery of Madeira - Set

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  • 06.07.2019
  • Atelier Design&etc / Hélder Soares
  • bpost Philately & Stamps Printing
  • Offset
  • Size of Stamp: 40 x 30,6 mm, Size of M/S: 95 x 125 mm
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About 600 Years of the Discovery of Madeira

The discovery and colonisation of the Archipelago of Madeira was, without a doubt, a unique and remarkable moment in world history. From early on, due to its geostrategic location, on both outward and return journeys, Madeira played a fundamental role in the Portuguese maritime expansion of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Consequently, from these islands‘of the vast Ocean ower, noble Madeira’, - such were the immortal words of Francisco Álvares de Nobrega, the Machico- born Madeiran poet also known as ‘Little Camões’ -, stemmedthe globalisation which unequivocally marked and changed thesocio-economic paradigm of the country and the world.

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