Caravela illustrations

Caravela feature

This set of illustrations was a comission for Caravela – Contexto histórico, participação nos descobrimentos e vida a bordo – an educational book on the caravela, the main 15th century Portuguese exploration vessel, edited by Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos and written by Eduardo Frutuoso, António Lopes and Paulo Guinote.

The illustrations picture crew members of a caravela using several geographical location tools as well as going about menial daily tasks.

Caravela Astrolabio Caravela Quadrante Caravela Kamal Caravela Balestilha Caravela Grumetes Caravela

Author: Pedro Loureiro

I was born on the southwestern-most tip of Europe, in Lagos, Portugal. A childhood of legos and sandcastles led me to architecture school, but an adolescence of doodling drove me to sketching and later to illustration. I like to sketch, to travel and to chop vegetables into tiny manageable bits. I also like maps. The older the better!

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