The Age of Exploration was a period from around 1400 to 1600.
The Age of Exploration
The Age of Exploration or The Age of Discovery was a time period from the early 15th century that lasted until the early 17th century. During this time period, Europeans explored and traveled around the world in order to search for new trading routes and partners. They were also in search of trading goods such as gold, raw materials, and land. The Age of Explorations was one of significant times in the history of world geography. The Age of Exploration also took place the same times as the Renaissance.
Another reason why Europeans traveled around the world was to gain wealth and knowledge. And even throughout the time period, there were several advantages and disadvantages. By traveling to different regions around the world, explorers were able to gain an understanding about areas like Africa and the Americas and bring that knowledge back to Europe. Very large prosperity accrued to European colonizers because of trade in goods, spices, and precious metals. Techniques of navigation and mapping enhanced, shifting from traditional charts to the world's first nautical maps. New food, plants, and animals were traded between the colonies and Europe.
Furthermore, due to the exploration of Europeans, many diseases spread and infected a massive section of population. With the appearance of white men as sailors into unforeseen nations, diseases like smallpox, Syphilis, measles became common. This happened because these sailors themselves were infected from the disease. Consequently, as diseases spread, more people got infected which caused people to die.