Today, in 1499, Sr. Vicente Yanez Pinzon, a Spanish adventurer, discovered Brazil. A few days later he landed at the red X. He also sailed a bit up the Amazon. A busy fellow.
However, due to prior treaties, he could not claim the land for Spain, so Portugal got it. Probably frustrating, but that was just too bad for everybody, except Portugal.
Rhinos wonder if the discovery of a strange Ship offshore was interpreted as a ‘Discovery’ by the Brazilians. It seems unlikely to Us that Discoveries should work only one way.