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Title: Landing of Juan Cabrillo
Artist: Mel Shaw
Medium: Oil on Board
Date: February 1992
#0954 - Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (ca. 1499 - January 3, 1543) was a Portuguese or Spanish conquistador and explorer noted for his exploration of the west coast of North America while sailing for Spain. Cabrillo was the first European explorer to navigate the coast of present day California, following the same routes Magellan took while navigating his course around the Americans.